Beverly Smith Obituary

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Beverly Smith

May 5, 1920 - May 27, 2011
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Beverly Nixon Smith, age 91 of Prairie Village, passed away on May 27, 2011. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 4th at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 67th & Nall. The family will greet friends following the service in the church's Spencer Hall. Private interment. Beverly was born on May 5, 1920 in Iola, Kansas to Deane Lafferty Nixon and Mabel Stephens Nixon. She graduated from Southwest High School and attended Kansas City Junior College and the University of Kansas City. During World War II she worked for Braniff Airways as a stewardess and in the Personnel Department...
Beverly Nixon Smith, age 91 of Prairie Village, passed away on May 27, 2011. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 4th at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 67th & Nall. The family will greet friends following the service in the church's Spencer Hall. Private interment. Beverly was born on May 5, 1920 in Iola, Kansas to Deane Lafferty Nixon and Mabel Stephens Nixon. She graduated from Southwest High School and attended Kansas City Junior College and the University of Kansas City. During World War II she worked for Braniff Airways as a stewardess and in the Personnel Department for the Naval Ordnance Testing Station in Inyokern, California. Beverly was preceded in death in 1999 by her sister Janice Bartz and in 1984 by her husband Jerome (Jerry Smith), a Kansas City Buick dealer, antique toy collector and philanthropist. Together they shared an interest in and supported children's organizations including Children's Mercy Hospital where she was a weekly volunteer for 27 years, The Children's Place, Children's TLC, the Toy & Miniature Museum, the Ronald McDonald House and Children's Cardiac Center. Beverly was a member of the Society of Fellows at the Nelson Gallery, the Civil War Round Table, Antique Toy Collectors of America, Prairie Planters II Garden Club and the Tomahawk Chapter of the DAR. She was a volunteer at the Nelson Gallery, Toy and Miniature Museum, Rehabilitation Institute, Meals on Wheels and Argentine Food Kitchen. She was a member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. Survivors include her three daughters and sons-in-law: Dena and John Adams of Prairie Village, Linda and David Hancock of Kansas City, Mo and Marita and Rich Favreau of Prairie Village. Grandchildren are Dr. Chris Adams (Jen) of Iowa City, IA, Carly Kellenberger (Lee) of Overland Park, Lindsay Harlander (Brent) of Savannah, GA, Patrick Hancock of New York City, Alex Hancock (Sarah) of Mission Hills and Evan Favreau and Sean Favreau of Prairie Village. Great grandchildren are Grace and Laura Adams, Katherine and Lydia Harlander, and Henry Hancock. One of her greatest joys was being a grandmother and great-grandmother. The family would like to extend our most sincere thanks to all of the staff at Sweet Life Rosehill for their special attention and wonderful care of Beverly over the past year and a half and to Odyssey Hospice for their exceptional care and compassion these past few months. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 6630 Nall Avenue, Mission, KS 66202, Children's Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108, or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be made at www.mtmoriah-freeman.com. Arrangements under the direction of Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO.

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