Laura Jeannine Reffitt

Laura Jeannine Reffitt, age 91, of Mount Vernon passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the Knox Community Hospital.

She was born on February 17, 1929 in Crossville, Illinois to the late William and Bessie (Graves) Hughes.  Laura was employed as a secretary at PPG Industries for over 37 years and retired in 1987.

She is survived by her niece Melanie (Michael Drapp) Poole; her great niece Danielle (Jim McDonald) Elliott; her great nephew Jay (Sarah) Poole; her great-great niece Madison Elliott; her great-great nephew Chase Elliott; her cousin Wayne (Julia) Graves; and a friend of the family, Kevin Anderson.

In addition to her parents, Laura was preceded in death by her husband James Reffitt.

Friends may call on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home from 10-11AM.  A service will follow, beginning at 11AM.  Burial will take place in Mound View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Knox County Humane Society.

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