Leona Carnell Mount

Leona Carnell Mount

Leona Carnell Mount, 90, of Anna, went home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 15, 2024, with her family by her side. 

She was born on April 24, 1933, in Dongola, the daughter of Willard C. and Edith Brewer McHughes. 

She married William C. Carnell in September of 1949 and to this union they had three daughters. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1974. She later married Carl V. Mount in November of 1986. He preceded her in death on April 25, 1994.

Leona is survived by her three daughters, Patricia Kipping of Anna, Brooksie (Michael) Mathis of Danville, Ind., and Paula (Lyn) Crabtree of Anna; two step-sons, Jimmy Mount and John Mount, both of Anna; daughter-in-law Rose Carnell of East Peoria; nine grandchildren, Shaun Duty of Anna, Amanda Haynes of Lexington Park, Md., Daryl (Laura) Carnell of Henry, Ill., Michelle (Kevin) Cluney of Washington, Ill., Angela (Nate) Brandt of Avon, Ind., Melissa (Mark) McKleroy of Mobile, Ala., Michael (Lauren) Mathis of Raleigh, N.C., Andrew (Joby) Crabtree and Caleb (Megan) Crabtree, all of Anna; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Katie Edwards of Anna; four half-siblings, Johnny McHughes of Cape Girardeau, Cindy (Tony) Quick of Jonesboro, Carol Eslinger of Colorado and Polly Quintana of Jonesboro; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; a son, William Carnell; a great-grandson, Casey Gray; and siblings Carl, Louis, Junior, Russell, Billy McHughes and Louise Gee. 

Leona was a devoted member of Harvest Church in Anna for many years. She was a wonderful cook and loved to cook for small group and Bible study at church. She worked for over 20 years at the Florsheim Shoe factory until they closed and later was the custodian at the First Baptist Church in Anna. 

Leona was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Anna. She was a momma bear and adored her family; she remembered everyone’s birthday with a special card. She was an avid Cardinal Baseball fan, so much so that at age 85 she threw out the first pitch at a home game. 

Leona was a kind and precious soul; she will be missed beyond measure by her family and all who knew her. 

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Harvest Church in Anna, with Pastor Tony Foeller and Matt Crain officiating. Interment was in the Anna Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to Harvest Church Building Fund or to the American Diabetes Association.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

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