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Bonnie Sherrill Farthing, 81, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 2:45 P.M. Friday, January 13, 2017 at Mount Vernon Health Care Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born Friday, June 13, 1935 in Avon, Illinois of Warren County to parents, Jay and Loraine Eddress (Schwartz) Sherwood. She and Jerry R. Farthing were married by Mr. Herbert Wilson on May 15, 1965 at Central Christian Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Mr. Randy Sells, Reverend Merle Fullerton, and Mr. J. Howard Kraps officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
A Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Mrs. Farthing is survived by her husband, Jerry R. Farthing of Mount Vernon, Illinois; special friends, Shirley Wielt of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Lisa Freytag Ellis and husband, John of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Karen Freytag Mayberry and husband, Rick of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Jane Hutchens and husband, Andy of Ina, Illinois; and all her family at Hughey Funeral Home.
Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents, Jay and Loraine Sherwood and one infant daughter, Jill Farthing.
Bonnie was a member of Jefferson County Historical Society, Central Christian Church, and Ladies of the Elks. She worked for 32 years at the Bank of Illinois as a consumer loan officer after working 13 years at Security Bank. Bonnie worked alongside her husband, Jerry serving families at Hughey Funeral Home as a Funeral Attendant for several years.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Jefferson County Shrine Club or to Central Christian Church 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 16, 2017
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