Obituary: Beatrice Smith

Beatrice Smith, 91, Dec. 24, 1921 - Jan. 22, 2013.

Information provided by Larson-Nelson Funeral Home:

Beatrice Smith, 91 of Aurora, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. She was born Dec. 24, 1921 in High Bluff, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of Edward and Edith (Hill) Allen.

Beatrice was united in marriage May 26, 1951 at the Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ in Yorkville to Charles Smith and they spent 32 happy years together until his passing. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Aurora and the Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ, Yorkville, where she had served as a Sunday School Teacher. Bea was a member of the Women of the Moose Aurora Chapter #83 and the Friendly Center, Aurora. Mrs. Smith was for several years the Owner of the Bee Hive Restaurant in Yorkville.  Bea was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Beatrice is survived by her children, Tom Smith of Plano, Pam Hurm of North Aurora, Cheri (Jim) Neumann of Sugar Grove and Scott (Lisa) Smith of Newark; her grandchildren, Jonell Smith, Jennifer Runkle, Andrew Machuca, Lisa Hurm, Jaime, Ryan, and Erin Neumann, Amy Smith and Eric (Becky) Smith; also many special nieces, nephews and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Smith; and brother, Lionel (Florence) Allen.

Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 410 East Countryside Parkway, Yorkville. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Yorkville.

Friends may visit from 4 - 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at the Funeral Home in Yorkville.

Memorials in Bea’s name may be directed to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 North Edgelawn Drive, Aurora, IL 60506.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or (630)553-7611.


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