Beverly Ann Smith, RN, 82, formerly of Port Griffith and Nanticoke passed away Saturday afternoon, September 26, 2020 at Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas. She was a resident of Meadow Manor assisted living for the past three years.
Born February 1, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Mildred Carichner Jaskiewicz. She graduated from Nanticoke High School in 1956 and married Reynold Smith. He preceded her in death in July 1980.
Beverly resided in Nanticoke most of her life and in her earlier years worked at the former Penn Footwear. She furthered her education and graduated from the nursing program at Luzerne County Community College, becoming a registered nurse in 1987.
She practiced nursing at the former Valley Crest Nursing Home and later the VA Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, until retiring in 2008.
She was a member of First Primitive Methodist Church, Nanticoke for many years and more recently attended Nebo Baptist Church. She was a pet lover, caring for her many dogs and cats through the years, as well as a talented seamstress.
She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Linda Stapert and husband, John of Alden, and Jolyn Bartoli and husband, John of Pittston; grandchildren, Janell Barna and husband, Jim, Jill Prawdzik and husband, Joe, Jenette Stapert, Alanna Bartoli, Jamie Alvarez and husband, Eric, Jessica Smith, Joshua Bartoli and fiancé, Marissa Nardone, and Alexandria Bartoli; great grandchildren, Dylan, Vonn, Emma, Joey, Elijah, Addisyn, Maximus, Amelia, Cora, Laila, Dominic and Christian.
A private memorial service will be held from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke, with Rev. Timothy G. Hall, officiating.
Interment will follow in Hanover Green Cemetery.
There will be no public viewing or calling hours.
A Private Memorial Service will be held. Interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery.