Kenneth Russell McHughes

CENTRALIA — Kenneth Russell McHughes, 78, of Centralia, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.

He was born the son of Willard Cress and Mary Edith (Brewer) Mc Hughes on August 24, 1936 in Jonesboro, Illinois.

Survivors include two sons, Steven McHughes of Percy, and Kenneth McHughes Jr. and wife Krista of Marissa; three daughters, Cathy Young of Anna, Donnita McHughes of Sparta, and Kimberly Higgerson and husband Ronnie of Cutler; three sisters,  Leona Mount of Anna, Louise Gee of Anna, and Edith Kay Edwards of Anna; and grandchildren.

Mr. McHughes was preceded in death by his brothers Carl Mc Hughes and Junior Mc Hughes.

Mr. Mc Hughes worked as truck driver for Valley Steel for 35 years. He was member of Odd Fellows, Centralia Moose, and Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed to Karaoke.

Irvin Macz Funeral Homes in Centralia is in charge of arrangements. Memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia, with Brother Terry Curtner officiating.

Friends may call from 5:30-6:30 Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Condolences or memories of Kenneth may be shared with the family by visiting or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.