Mt. Vernon Register-News

April 8, 2014

Allen Smith

The Register-News

---- — Allen Smith, 65, of Bluford, died 1:20 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.

He was born Thursday, July 22, 1948, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Jack and Ruby (Clemins) Smith. He first married Ruth Ellen Shaw on Oct. 21, 1967, in Bluford and she preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 1994. He later married Toni Settipani on Jan. 18, 1997, at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Bluford.

Allen attended Webber Township High School and later worked as a master plumber and owner and operator of Smith Plumbing and Heating. He loved his cows and farming and was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Bluford.

He is survived by his wife, Toni Smith of Bluford; son, Steve A. Smith and longtime partner Robert Higginbotham of Lewisburg, W. Va.; three daughters, Stephanie A. Capps of Mt. Vernon, Sonya K. Bain and husband Jimmie “Gig” of Mt. Vernon and Anna Celeste Dukes of Austin; five grandchildren, Wyatt, Noah and Reed Capps of Mt. Vernon, Sarena Schrum of Mt. Vernon and Autumn Bain of Mt. Vernon; brother, Artie Smith and wife Cheryl of Wayne City; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with retired Admiral Archie Clemins officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospice 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 for further information and to send condolences.