Irene Green, 101, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away with her family by her side at 1:40 pm February 13, 2020 at in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Mrs. Green worked at the Factory Outlet as a dress shop manager. She was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church. Irene was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and she will be dearly missed by all that knew her.
A Visitation will be held Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will begin at 1:30 pm with Reverend Mitch Flesch officiating. Interment will follow at Union Chapel Cemetery in Texico, Illinois. Memorials may be made in Irene’s honor to Park Avenue Baptist Church, Meals on Wheels, and Hospice of Southern Illinois. Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.
Irene is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Farthing and husband, Ken of Mount Vernon, Illinois; grandchildren, Jeff McDaniel and wife, Brenda, Tracie Downey and husband, Bob of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Krystal Lovett of Kentucky, Brian Green and wife, Sandra of Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Michelle Hampton and husband, Chad, Tara Abanatha, Robbie Downey and wife, Ashley, Zackary Abanatha and wife, Jadyn, Scott McDaniel; great-great-grandchildren, Skylar Hampton, Hannah Hampton, Ava Hampton, Thomas Downey, Navaeh Baker, Baylie Baker, and Gaby Gist; daughter-in-law, Pat Green of Tennessee; sister-in-law, Joan Reeves of Mount Vernon, Illinois; cousin, Lyle Witzel; several nieces and nephews; and caregivers, Flo and Annette.
She was born August 26, 1918 in Jefferson County, Illinois to the late William Floyd and Mary Louise (Witzel) Reeves. Irene married Merritt Green on October 2, 1937 in Princeton, Indiana. They were blessed with nearly thirty-eight years of marriage before he preceded her in death on April 12, 1975. In addition to her parents and husband, Irene was preceded in death by her son, Donald “Bud” Green and brother, Bill Reeves.