Beverly G. Martz
Beverly G. Martz, 80, of Lakewood, IL, passed away at 10:02 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020 in St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.


A private family service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020 in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL with Rev. Antonio Sutton officiating.
A public Celebration of Life Service will be held at later date. Burial will be in Eiler Cemetery, near Tower Hill, IL. Memorials may be given to Lakewood United Methodist Church.
Beverly was born on May 1, 1939 at home, just Northeast of Herrick, IL, the daughter of Walter Raymond and Frances Elizabeth (Sparr) Smart. She graduated from Tower Hill High School in the class of 1956. Beverly married Jerry D. Martz on July 12, 1957. She worked at P.R. Mallory Co. in Pana, IL, International Paper in Shelbyville, IL and retired from the housekeeping department at Shelby Memorial Hospital. Beverly was a member of the Lakewood United Methodist Church, where she held a variety of offices. She enjoyed reading, gardening, working in her flowers, crocheting and quilting.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry of Lakewood; sons, Ron Martz (Tracy) of Chillicothe, IL, Don Martz (Sharon) of Quincy, IL, Brad Martz of Shelbyville, IL; daughter, Kelli Standley of Shelbyville, IL; brother, Frank Smart of Pana, IL; sister-in-law, Judy Smith of Shelbyville, IL; nine grandchildren, Ashleigh, Lindsay (Brian), Natalie, Jonah (Alysa), Greg, Sarah (Isaac), Brandi, Josh and Michelle; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Frances Smart; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Doss and Ruth Martz; son-in-law, Jim Standley; grandson, Brock Martz; brothers-in-law, Larry Martz and Dave Smith; and sisters-in-law, Sandra Henne (Ed) and Nancy Smart.
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Mar 19, 2020
As she left, she took thoughts of her favorites with her; she left a piece of her fondest love for us to remember:
He lives.