Obituary: Allen Frederick Hughson, 78, of Hannibal

Allen Frederick Hughson
Posted: Nov. 27, 2019 9:23 am

Allen Frederick Hughson, 78, of Hannibal, passed away at 4:35 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

The family will host a memorial service at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel of Hannibal.

Allen was born on Dec. 28, 1940, in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Frederick and Margaret (McLeisch) Hughson. He was united in marriage to Josalena “Jody” Scott on Feb. 14, 1974, in Hannibal. She preceded him in death on July 22, 2009.

Survivors include his children, Frederick Hughson (Alicia) of Hannibal, Michael Hull (Wendy) of Center, AJ Murphy (Heidi) of Ventura, Iowa, Jill Stump of Hannibal, Jacqueline Vande Brake of Belleview, Neb., Christina Rolling (Conley) of Bandcraft, Iowa; sister, Helen Campbell (Steve) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Hughson was preceded in death by two sons, Timothy Norell and Scot Norell; brother, Robert L. Hughson; sister-in-law, Joanne; and grandson, Nicholas John Hull.

Allen previously worked as an electrician in maintenance at Goodyear before his retirement.

Mr. Hughson was an avid gardener and in his free time enjoyed selling the fruits of his labor at local farmers markets. Allen also enjoyed reading and watching Western movies, antiquing and picking, in his younger years he enjoyed fishing and was very talented at billiards. Away from work and play, Allen was known for being an outstanding cook, fried chicken and steaks were his specialty.

Allen’s biggest love was his family. They will always love and cherish their time together.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or the Salvation Army, in care of the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

Online condolences may be made to the family on Allen’s memorial page at

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