Beverly J. (Smart) Wiltshire, 81, of Mt. Vernon, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 29, 2022, with her family by her side. She was born on August 8, 1941, the daughter of Victor and Mildred (Alvey) Smart. She married her love, Jerry Wiltshire, at Calvary Temple Church on May 22, 1960, and they spent over 62 wonderful years together.
Beverly worked at Wesselmans, Mt. Vernon Coal Transfer, as an executive secretary for Bristol Myers, and at Hallmark in Mt. Vernon as a manager. She also enjoyed sewing, reading Christian books, and camping with her family. Her and Jerry’s love for the Lord was evident in the many things they did. They were one of the founding families of Harvestime Temple in Mt. Vernon. She served as a Sunday School teacher and was very involved in Christian education. Above all else she loved being with her family she so much adored.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry; daughters, Rita (Danny) Moss and Sherry (Bryan) Vanpatten; grandchildren, Ashley (Jordan) Snyder, Ryan (Kayla) Meredith, Sarah Smith, Aubree Vanpatten, and Logan Vanpatten; great-grandchildren, Isabelle Snyder and Canie Smith; stepsiblings, Rolin Killion, Lois June, and Jo Elaine Downen; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Stuart Smart and Victor Smart.
A funeral service will be held on at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at the Denning Family Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, with Rev. Eddie Carroll officiating. Visitation will take place from 10:00 am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at denningfamilyfuneralhome.com