Beverly Smith, 81, of Burnsville died on Monday, December 26, 2011 at her home.


    Beverly Smith, 81, of Burnsville died on Monday, December 26, 2011 at her home.
    A memorial service was held on Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Cremation Society Edina Chapel.
    A graveside memorial service was held on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in St. James with the Reverend David Webster officiating.
    Beverly A. Schmillen was born on October 20, 1930 to Frank and Cora Schmillen in St. James, Minnesota. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Burnsville. She was employed for many years as a registered nurse for a V.A. hospital in Iowa City as well as for the Hennepin County Detox Center.
    Beverly enjoyed golfing, movies and lunches with friends, as well as volunteering at the Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville.
    Survivors include her son, Christopher (Jenny) Smith of Wisconsin and daughters, Stephanie Smith of Burnsville, MN and Pamela (Marv) Ellis of Wisconsin; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and siblings, Nancy (Robert) Downs of Oelwein, Iowa and Dennis Schmillen and Frank (Debbie) Schmillen of St. James, MN.
    Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; former husband, Bill Smith; and niece, Denise Downs.