Devea (Strickland) Mestel (1930 - 2016)


Devea "Dee" Mestel, 86, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Vandalia, died on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in Ada, Okla., the daughter of Augustus and Donna Vea (Foreman) Strickland. She married Billy Robert Mestel on Jan. 29, 1949; he died on Feb. 5, 2004.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. A procession to services at the Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens chapel will follow. A celebration of life meal will be held for family and friends from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the Rolland W. Lewis Community Building at Veteran's Memorial Park in Mt. Vernon. Memorials: Jefferson County 4-H or Mt. Vernon Mavericks Special Needs Team. Online condolences can be expressed at
Survivors include her children, Frank Mestel of Hollywood, Fla., Nicky "Nick" Mestel and his wife Karen Book of Eastover, Md., David Mestel and his wife Laurie of Mt. Vernon, Jody and her husband Jim Long of Nevada, Mo., Ray Mestel and his wife Angie Randolph of Elkville, Garry Mestel and his wife Jennie of New Albany, Ind., and Larry Mestel of Lebanon, Ohio.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Sept. 20 to Sept. 28, 2016