Alice R. Smith, 80, of Mt. Auburn passed away at 7:50 am Monday, July 11, 2011 in Decatur Memorial Hospital. She was born December 29, 1930 in Mt. Auburn, Il., the daughter of Robert L. & Temperance (McCoy) Copenbarger. She married Bobby R. Smith on August 13, 1949 at Mt. Auburn Church of Christ. She worked in the restaurant business, for the Illinois State Police, the Illinois Department of Revenue, and as an assistant and secretary for the late Dr. Bower of Illiopolis and the late Dr. McClay of Springfield. She was also a Mary Kay consultant for 20 years.

She is survived by her husband, son, Herb (companion Colleen White) Smith of Mt. Auburn, Il., daughters, Peggy (Dave) Lipe of Springfield, Il., Pam Patrick of Taylorville, Il., 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Marvin (Shirley) Copenbarger of Mt. Auburn and Dale (Erma) Copenbarger of Mt. Auburn; sisters, Verna (Clem) Diesen of Effingham and Dorothy Copenbarger of Mt. Auburn, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother and 1 son.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 15, 2011 at 10:00 am in Berea Christian Church where the body will lie in state one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Berea Cemetery in Mt. Auburn. Visitation will be Thursday, July 14, 2011 from 5:00-8:00 pm in Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, Il.

Memorials may be made to Berea Christian Church in Mt. Auburn, Il. Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville, Il. Sign online guestbook at

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