Deanna J. (Lockhart) Bachelor

Born: Fri., Aug. 8, 1947
Died: Mon., Mar. 4, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Mar. 08, 2019
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Private Family Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 08, 2019
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mrs. Deanna J. Bachelor, age 71 of Mt. Vernon, IL and formerly of Oblong, IL and Robinson, IL died Monday March 4, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the White Oak Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Mt. Vernon, IL following a long period of declining health.

Born August 8, 1947 in Bellair, IL she was the daughter of Russell D. and Gloria (Matheny) Lockhart.  On July 24, 1965 she married James G. “Jim” Bachelor and he survives.

Deanna was a graduate of the Oblong High School class of 1965.  Early in her working life, she worked for Robinson Manufacturing Company, (Shoe Factory), Robinson, IL, Victor Dana of Robinson, IL and as a bus driver for Community Unit #2 School District, Robinson.  Deanna also owned and operated a catering and cake business in Robinson, IL and was a member of the Central Christian Church of Mt. Vernon, IL.  

Survivors include her husband, James G. Bachelor, Mt. Vernon, IL; sons and daughter-in-law, James G. and Natalie Bachelor, Jr., Powell, TN, Christopher Bachelor, Roanoke, VA; six grandchildren, Jason Levi and Tori Bachelor, Smyrna, TN, Justin A. and Katie Walsh, Powell, TN, Keshia Osmundson, Charleston, IL, Stormi and Casey McNabb, Knoxville, TN, Kara & Isaac Minor, Mt. Vernon; Jaden Bachelor, Mt. Vernon; four great-grandchildren, Avery Grace Bachelor, Jensen Gabriel Walsh, Bryson Cole Walsh and Evan Scott Bachelor; sister and brother-in-law, Pamela L. "Pam" and Robert J. "Bob" King, Robinson, IL along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Deanna in death were her parents; a nephew, Justin R. King in 2006; a grandmother with whom she made her home in childhood, Merle Matheny and an uncle, Edward Matheny.

Private family funeral services will be held Friday March 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in the Bellair Cemetery, rural Crawford County, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to The Village Stitchery Retreat Quilt Program, Oblong, IL c/o of Mrs. Dianne Murray, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Katherine Miller
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Jim, I am so sorry you lost your wife. I know you will miss her as you (like us) have had a long, happy marriage. We are thinking of you and your family as you face the many difficult days ahead.

Love & Prayers, Katherine (Riley) Miller and Dick Miller

Brenda Boyd
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
Deanna was such a sweet person, I was so sorry to hear she had passed away. I know she is in Heaven and her family and friends will see her again.

Bob & Jewel Black
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
Jim, so sorry to hear of Deanna's passing. Lots of good memories when we were neighbors in Robinson many years ago. Trust in the Lord for comfort.

Joan Dart
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
Remembering Deanna as the kind, friendly, smiling classmate she was at Oblong High School. Please know she is remembered fondly.

JoLynn and Ron Gower
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
We were so sad to hear of Deanna's death. We will be praying for you and your family.

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