Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
February 20, 2014 10:36 am EST


Today’s Obituaries
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HOWARD — Clair Vance, 89, of Boeshart Road, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at her residence.

She was born in Tazwell County, Va., on May 4, 1924, to Joseph and Hannah Bell (Christian) Beavers. On Aug. 18, 1951, she married Emory J. Vance. He preceded her in death Nov. 17, 1995. She was also preceded in death by a son, Doyle Vance; two brothers; and three sisters.

Surviving are her daughters, Brenda Hanson of Howard, Sharon (David) Williams of Mount Vernon, Debby (Steve) Stover of Mount Vernon, and Vicky Elkins (Harold Davis) of Mount Vernon; 12 grandchildren, Angie Pochedley, David Baer, Nicole Bell, Brian Baker, Matthew Davidson, Megan Vance, Josh Elkins, Scott Vance, Shawn Davidson, Zach Elkins, Chelsea Stover, and Dylan Stover; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Nell Hogshire of Delaware; and a daughter-in-law, Roxanne Vance.

A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced. Memorial contributions can be made to the Brenda Hanson Benefit Fund, in care of First-Knox National Bank.

The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements. Visit

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