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Beverly Ann Smith

Beverly Ann Smith, 53, of Hampton, lost her battle with Melanoma cancer and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 17, 2020.

Beverly's Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 22nd at Zion Lutheran Church north of Hampton. Rev. David Feddern will officiate. Interment will be at Hampton City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 P.M. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church north of Hampton. The service will be Live Streamed on www. zionhampton.com. Memorials may be made in care of the family to designate at a later date. Current CDC guidelines will be followed, masks are encouraged. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Beverly Ann Smith, the daughter of Gwynuel and Kathleen (Bamesberger) Johnson, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on September 1, 1966 and passed away in Hampton, Nebraska on July 17, 2020, at the age of 53.

Bev was baptized in Lincoln, NE on September 18, 1966 and confirmed in her faith at St. Peter Lutheran Church on March 30, 1980. She grew up on the family farm northeast of Hampton. She loved being outdoors and helping her brother with the animals.

Bev attended Hampton Lutheran School in Hampton and Hampton High School and went to Kearney State College where she majored in business. There she met the love of her life, David Smith and they were married on January 25, 1986. After graduation they lived in Ansley and Broken Bow for a short time and moved to Aurora, NE in 1991, where they made their home. David passed away on December 27, 2009.

In 2010, she and her children moved to Hampton, NE and it was her home until the time of her death. She was employed by Potts and Levering, CPA office until 1994 when she became employed by Hamilton Telecommunications in Aurora, NE and worked there until her retirement in October 2019 in the accounting department. Bev also worked at Casey’s in Aurora part-time for two years.

Bev was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church where she served on the Hampton Lutheran School board and was the Zion's church treasurer for several years. She helped with VBS, participated in Relay for Life and was a Red Cross blood donor.

Bev loved putting puzzles together, watching Hallmark movies, doing Sudoku and spending time with her companion Lily, her cat.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Smith; her aunt, Gloria Bamesberger; uncle, Gordon Johnson; father-in-law, Gerald Smith; grandparents, Louis & Velma Bamesberger and Milfred & Helen Johnson.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Ethan Smith of Rapid City, SD; daughter, Courtney Smith of Hampton; parents, Gwynuel & Kathleen Johnson of Hampton; brother, Bradley (Marsha) Johnson of North Platte; sister, Sandra (Bill) Blender of Grand Island; mother-in-law, Judy Smith of Gothenburg; brothers-in-law, Rick (Julie) Smith of Kearney, Bradley (Doc) Smith of Oregon; nieces, Stephanie Bailey, Zoey, Harper and Willow of Johnsonville, SC; nephews, Cody (Caitlin) Johnson of San Antonio, TX, Aaron (Ashley) Blender, Eli and Noah of Oskaloosa, IA and Aric Blender of Kearney and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

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