---- — Gina Gail Smith, 58, of Mt. Vernon, died 9:23 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.
She was born March 6, 1955, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Gail Louis Smith and Helen Elizabeth (Sands) Smith.
She is survived by her mother, Helen Elizabeth Smith of Mt. Vernon; a brother, Gary Duane Smith of Park Hills, Mo.; a sister, Karen Browning of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her father; an infant son, Adam Louis Smith; and her grandparents.
Gina was a licensed practical nurse and loved crafts and artwork. She was proud of her talented home decorating abilities, apparent in the way she stylized the look of her home. She was a member of Meadowbrook Christian Church in Mt. Vernon.
In honor of her wishes, she was cremated and private family services will be held at a later date.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the East Salem Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.