Jack L. Kniffen November 8, 1955 ~ December 5, 2019 (age 64) Obituary Jack L. Kniffen, 64, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 9:41 A.M. December 5, 2019 at his residence. He was born November 8, 1955 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Irvin Lee and Mary (Wimberly) Kniffen. Jack is survived by his daughter, Emily Ann Kniffen of Kansas City, Missouri; sister, Janet Kniffen of Mount Vernon, Illinois; and former wife, Lisa Sneed of Mount Vernon, Illinois. Jack loved golf, St. Louis Cardinals Baseball, and music. He was a dedicated employee of Steffy Home Furnishings for over forty years. He was a conversationalist who loved discussing history of all kinds. He had many friends, was dearly loved, and will be missed by all who knew him. A Greeting of Family and Friends will be held from Noon to 2:00 P.M. Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Memorial Service will begin at 2:00 P.M. following the greeting of family and friends. Memorials may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Obituary from Hughey Funeral Home website.