The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 Emma <I>Smith</I> Hough

Emma Smith Hough

Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, USA
Death 26 Oct 1989 (aged 89)
Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, USA
Burial Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 2, Row 12, S to N
Memorial ID 100491115 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Emma Smith Hough, 89, of 222 N. 14th St. died at 3:20 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 1989, in Jackson County Nursing Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Crawshaw Funeral Home, with burial in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or Sallie Logan Library.

Mrs. Hough had been a teacher and librarian at Murphysboro High School for more than 26 years and a librarian at Sallie Logan Library for 12 years.

She received the B.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Illinois and an M.S. from SIU.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a Sunday School teacher. She was past-president of the Business and Professional Women's Club, a founding member of the Junior Women's Club, a member of St. Joseph Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Jackson County Nursing Home Auxiliary, Retired Teacher's Association, Jackson County Historical Society, Delta Gets [sic] Sorority, Friends of Sallie Logan Library, University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Alumni Associations.

In 1977, she received the Distinguished International Academy of Noble Achievements by Beta Psi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority.

She was born Feb. 10, 1900, in Murphysboro, to Elmer and Effie (Bartle) Smith.

She married Robert Hough in 1930. He died in 1984.

Other survivors include one sister-in-law, Anita Crawford of Champaign; and nieces and nephews.

One brother and two sisters also preceded her in death.

Source: Southern Illinoisan, Oct. 28, 1989

Family Members





  • Created by: C. Ann Carruthers
  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100491115
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Emma Smith Hough (10 Feb 1900–26 Oct 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100491115, citing Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by C. Ann Carruthers (contributor 47250479) .