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Mr. Vernus Bruce Mahuron age 88 of Salem passed away Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30PM at his home.

Mr. Mahuron was born August 27, 1927 in Washington County the son of Lawrence Rush and Mary Hazel Martin Mahuron.  He retired from Sears and Roebuck in 1988 after 36 years of service.  He was a Deacon at Eastview Church of Christ.  Mr. Mahuron was a World War II Army veteran and a HAM radio operator.

He is survived by his wife:  Marcella June Campbell Mahuron.  They were married September 2, 1962.  He is also survived by two daughters:  Melanie Smith (Troy) of Pekin and Melissa Richardson (Jamie) of Salem, two sisters:  Audrey Jean Romack of Greenfield, Indiana and Marilyn Perigo of Evansville, and two grandchildren:  Cameron Parker Smith of Pekin and Raegan Elizabeth Richardson of Salem.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister:  Rosalie Hobson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00PM at Weathers Funeral Home with Gary Coles officiating.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors.  Visitation will be Friday from 4-8PM and Saturday from 9AM-time of service.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Pekin Eastern Alumni Scholarship Fund through the Washington County Community Foundation.