August 30, 2023

Iona L. Grandone, 95, of Staunton, Ill., died on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, at Staunton Health & Rehab Center in Staunton. She was born Sept. 12, 1927, in White Heath, the daughter of the late Roy and Opal (Hickman) Vermillion.

Iona was a homemaker and a member of Worden United Methodist Church of Worden.

She is survived by a daughter, Ramona (Lyndall) Kleeman of Freeburg; a son, Charles (Kathy) Cunningham of Farmington, N.M .; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Nancy and Nina; one son, Carl; a great-grandson, Kyle; and a brother, Roscoe.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton with Pastor Sue Busler officiating.Burial was in Monticello Township Cemetery in Monticello.

Memorials are suggested to either Staunton Health & Rehab Activity Fund or to Worden United Methodist Church. To leave an online condolence, visit

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