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Regina "Reggie" E. Smith

November 12, 1943 — July 3, 2021

Regina "Reggie" E. Smith

MORTON – Regina E. “Reggie” Smith, 77, of Morton, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born on November 12, 1943, in Bloomington, Ill., to Howard and Elenora (Cecil) Hurst. She married Ernest Smith in Morton, Ill., in 1965.

Surviving are her husband, Ernie Smith, of Morton; two daughters, Joann Pazen of Chicago, Ill. and Jodi (Chris) Murray of Columbus, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Riley Pazen, Ivan and Leo Murray.

Reggie graduated from Morton High School in 1961. She earned her Associates Degree from Illinois Central College. She was active with her daughters in 4-H and Girl Scouts, and was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

Reggie was a generous, loving, and thoughtful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed by many.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. A private burial of cremated remains will take place at East Lawn Cemetery in Bloomington, Ill.

Memorials may be made to Salvation Army or Apostolic Christian LifePoints.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

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