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Alyce Ann Edwards, 84, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 5:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born Monday, February 22, 1932 in Edwardsville, Illinois to parents, Ralph Emil & Dorothy Louisa (Head) Gissal. She first married William Bull on November 5, 1955 in Alton, Illinois and he preceded her in death on July 20, 1967. She married L. Allan Edwards on December 13, 1969 in Alton, Illinois and he survives.
A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Rose Lawn Memorial Garden in Bethalto, Illinois with Pastor Rachel Helgeson officiating and interment to follow.
A Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, January 20, 2017 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Alyce Ann Edwards is survived by her husband, L. Allan Edwards of Mount Vernon, Illinois; son, Michael Edwards and wife, Brenda of Keenes, Illinois; daughters, Cheryl A. Weaver and husband, Phil of Champaign, Illinois and Vickie L. Croteau and husband, Kevan of Florence, South Carolina; 6 grandchildren, Kylee Denton, Jonathon Edwards, Kevin Weaver, Kyle Weaver, Timothy Weaver, and Joshua Croteau; brother, Ralph Gissal and wife, Jackie of Tampa, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, first husband, and one son, Gregory W. Bull preceded her in death.
Mrs. Edwards was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Rainbow Girls Worthy Advisor, and loved gardening, cooking, and scrapbooking. She worked first at Illinois Bell Telephone and then worked beside her husband as owner and operator A. & A. True Value hardware store.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on January 17, 2017
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