Beverly Lucille Shill (April 17, 2008)

Beverly Lucille Shill, the daughter of Norman and Evalyne (Whitham) Miller, was born on August 30, 1938, in Omaha, Nebraska. She was raised in Omaha and attended Omaha Public Schools. On April 7, 1956, Beverly married Allan Monroe Shill in Omaha, and for eighteen years, the couple made their home in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Following her completion of the Iowa Western Community College LPN Nursing Program, Beverly worked as a nurse in area nursing homes and schools. In 1979, Beverly and Allan moved to Shelby, Iowa. She returned to school and, in 1987, she completed her RN training. For nineteen years, Beverly worked at the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha; she retired in 2006. On Easter Sunday, 2008, Beverly and Allan renewed their wedding vows.

Beverly was a member of several professional nursing organizations. She enjoyed taking her grandchildren on trips and liked watching them play sports. She also enjoyed cooking, and loved to spend time outdoors, camping and canoeing. Beverly, whose favorite color was purple, was a fan of Duke University sports and Husker football.

Beverly L. Shill died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, having reached the age of 69 years, 7 months, and 18 days.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Jared Watts. She is survived by her husband, Allan Shill of Shelby, Iowa; four daughters, Debra (Rodney) Rosenow of Shelby, Iowa, Kerry (Allan) Watts of Harlan, Iowa, Kathy Schumacher of Shelby, Iowa, and Robin (Todd) Goetzinger of Harlan, Iowa; her step-father, Elmer Beber of Omaha, Nebraska; one brother, Robert (Theresa) Miller of Omaha, Nebraska; two sisters, Lorie Miller of Omaha, Nebraska, and LaNell (Tim) Loftus of San Diego, California; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Graveside services and burial were held on Monday, April 21, 2008, at the Shelby Cemetery in Shelby, Iowa, with Mr. Steve Kiesel of the First Presbyterian Church in Shelby presiding. Casket bearers were Rodney Rosenow, Allan Watts, Todd Goetzinger, Brent Goetzinger, Travis Watts, and Nicholas Rosenow. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Shelby was in charge of the arrangements.

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3 Responses to Beverly Lucille Shill (April 17, 2008)

  1. Lori & Jeff Christensen says:


    We were sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. She was always nice to me whenever i would stop by back when you and I coached elementary basketball in Shelby. Please pass along our sympathies to your kids as well.

    Lori & Jeff Christensen Sault Ste. Marie, MI

  2. Lorie Miller says:

    Dear Pete, Debbie, Kerry, Kathy, Robin, Grandkids and Great Grandkids

    Watch for the pennies, because I know she will be sending them.

    Pennies From Heaven

    I found a penny today Just laying on the ground, But it’s not just a penny This little coin I’ve found.

    Found pennies come from heaven, That’s what I’ve been told, By Angels watching over us From their clouds of gold.

    When an Angel thinks of you They toss a penny down, Sometimes just to cheer you up To make a smile from your frown.

    So don’t pass by that penny When you’re feeling blue, It may be a penny from heaven That an Angel’s tossed to you.

    “In God We Trust” is not a phrase Just printed on a penny, It’s something to remember When your troubles seem like many.

    So when you’re down and it seems Your life has a blue tint, That penny on a sidewalk May be truly “heaven-cent.”

    Author Unknown

    Love You Lorie

  3. karengraves (garrett) says:

    Dear Kerry and family I’m so sorry to hear about Bev your mom her death, I was so surpirse to see it in the paper. Plus Lori called me I always belive things happen for a reanson , God has a plan for her less where you have to belive in order to get threw this. your prays are with me ,I lost my mom March 17, 2001 seven years ago dosen’t seem possibly . Feels like yesterday . Pete you are in my prays be at peace. your freind from good ole stutsman st. karen graves (Garrett)

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