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Beverly Smelley

August 24, 1930 — January 29, 2015

Beverly J. Smelley, 84, of Chillicothe formerly Witchita Falls Tx died on January 29 2015 at her residence. Born on August 24, 1930 in Neponset IL to the late Stanley and Ida Huff Little, she married George O. Johnson in Eureka on January 18, 1951. He died in 1951. She later married Truman Smelly in Creve Coeur on March 9 1957. Truman passed in 1988.

Beverly was foremost a mom and wife but worked outside the home in the kitchen for OSF St. Francis and later at the Holiday Inn in East Peoria.

She is survived by: her children George S. Johnson of Nickerson NE, Caroline "Kay" Johnson High of Chillicothe, Truman Smelley Jr. of Wichita Falls TX, Pamela Smelly of Hazel Green AL, Sherry (Vernon) Smelly Welker of Stuart IA; step daughters Sandra (Larry) Smelley Dale of Creve Coeur, Donna (Robert) Smelley Burger of Creve Coeur; 20 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren. Beverly was also preceded byher sister Mary Myers and her son Arthur Johnson.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday February 3 at 2pm at the Lacon Cemetery. Chaplin Steve Drennan will officiate. Memorials can be made to the Family. Online condolences can be left at

Graveside Service

FEB 3. 2:00 PM (CST)

Lacon Cemetery
Lacon, IL

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