For a long time, I have known what a talented staff we have at First United Methodist Church, and I am truly grateful to have the opportunity work with this dynamic group.
I am looking forward to continue working with this dedicated group that visits our shut-ins, nursing home and assisted living members. Please contact me if you would like to serve in this ministry.
A little about me: I was born and raised in Mt. Vernon. My parents, Clarence and Ruth Body, three sisters, and I were members of, at that time, First Methodist Church. After graduating from Eastern Illinois University, I married my high school sweetheart, Bill Deaton. We have three sons: J. Paul Deaton of Schaumburg, Illinois, Mark and Michelle Deaton of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Scott Deaton of St. Louis. I retired after 36 years of teaching in the Mount Vernon City Schools. I enjoy cooking, traveling and spending time with my family.