Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. Jerry Parr. Burial will follow at Metropolis Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Carol Fiorentini and husband Joe of Metropolis; one son, Archie English and wife Shirley of Greeneville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Mitchell and Joel Fiorentini and wife Lesli, all of Metropolis, Kimberly Wynn and husband David of Lucas, Texas, Darrin English and wife Holly of Paducah and Daniel English of Fulton, Ky.; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Linda Burnham.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Bertha Graefnitz Hermen; three brothers, George Hermen, Lawrence Hermen and Verl Hermen; and three sisters, Evelyn Jones, Beulah Burnham and one infant sister.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 9:30 a.m until the funeral hour at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Downs Syndrome Association of Western Kentucky, P.O. Box 7366, Paducah, KY 42002-7366; St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105; and Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, P.O. 843, Metropolis, IL 62960.