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Beverly J. Smith

Beverly J. Smith, 71

Beverly J. Smith, 71, of Lafayette, passed away at 1:49 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Central.

She was born June 14, 1941, in Hoopeston, Ill., to the late Olin and Ruth Hicks Coddington.

She married Marion Frank Smith on May 15, 1960, in Otterbein. He died on December 27, 2001.

Beverly had been a switchboard operator, caregiver at Comfort Keepers, then she was a driver for Fourstar Taxi for 10 years.

She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary for over 30 years, enjoyed baking, cooking, playing bingo, spending time with her family and her cat, Trixie.

Surviving are four sons, Jerry Smith of Huntsville, Ala., Jeff Smith (wife Debbie) of Morgantown, Shu Smith of Greenville, Tenn., Joseph Smith (fiancee Brenda Buerkle) of Lafayette; five brothers, Robert "Lucky" Coddington (wife Nancy) of Michigan, Don "Butch" Coddington (wife Judy) of Elkhart, Bruce "Wayne" Coddington (wife Peggy) of Lafayette, John Coddington (wife Lori) of Missouri, Ron Coddington (wife Barb)of Lafayette; two sisters, Carolyn "Susie" Minkler of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Shirly Green of Lafayette. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren; 1 step- grandchild; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Ed Coddington; 2 sisters, Debbie Coddington and Dora Walker.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2013, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel with Funeral Services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel 400 Twyckenham Blvd, with Rev Joseph Park Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.

You may offer condolences at www.soller-baker.com.


Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2013
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