Beatrice Smart

September 4, 1928May 1, 2021

Beatrice Schultz Smart was born to Elmer and Elanor (Mausch) Schultz September 4th, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio. Beatrice, or Bea as many knew her, celebrated 92 years of life before being called home by the Lord on May 1st, 2021.

Beatrice attended Stivers High School in Dayton, Ohio and later met the love of her life Charles Russel Smart. Beatrice and Charles were married on April 28th, 1946. A member of Aley United Methodist Church, Beatrice raised her family with Charles to know the Lord. Beatrice loved the Lord and shared her faith with all she met. Steadfast in her faith, Beatrice served as a witness to others.

Beatrice loved camping, fishing, and waterskiing on her numerous trips up north with her family, A tradition that has been handed down to her children and their children. Beatrice was also known as quite the cook, she loved baking and decorating numerous treats which she would share with family and friends. It was not uncommon for Beatrice to offer to feed any visitor one of her famous hamburgers, which she seemed to always have on hand, or her grandson’s entire college fraternity breakfast with no more than a days’ notice. Beatrice worked at JC Penny’s for 10 Years before retiring to spend time with Family and friends.

Beatrice was preceded in death by her Husband Charles, whom she has now been reunited with.

Beatrice is survived by her: Son and Daughter-in-Law James and Judy Smart, Daughter Linda Jones, Debbie and Dennis Henry, her Sister Evelyn Siler, her eight Grandchildren, ten Great Grand Children, and one Great Great Grandson.

In Lieu of flowers, Beatrice asks that donations be made to Hospice of Dayton Foundation, phone 937.258.5537 or via web

The Family of Beatrice Smart have been blessed by the many acts of kindness extended to her family. Your prayers, love, and sympathy are greatly appreciated.

The family will receive friends at the Tobias Beavercreek Funeral Home on Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. A Funeral Service with Pastor Ryan Abbott officiating begins at 11:00 AM with burial to follow at Aley Cemetery. Social Distancing and Facemasks required for the Visitation and Funeral Service.


  • Visitation with Social Distancing and Masks

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service - With Social Distancing and Masks

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, May 8, 2021


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Diana Roberts

May 8, 2021

Auntie Bea took care of me when I was little. She instilled in me an appreciation of nature, faith and family and treated me like one of her own. I'll never forget the feeling of inclusion and love she and Uncle Charlie showed me.

Frances Marcano

May 8, 2021

I cannot express how much I enjoyed taking care of Bea at Elmcroft. We had so many laughs and heart to heart talks. We talked about making biscuits, her favorite verses of the Bible, JCPenney and so much more. Bea was one of a kind and I'm so happy I got to meet her. May she rest in peace.

April Jones

May 6, 2021

We remember all of our visits, fun times, and great food at Joe’s Pizza with you! We will cheers pieces of pizza in your honor when we visit Ohio and eat there!

We are sad to see you go Grandma Bea, but we know you are not suffering and are in heaven with Grandpa Charlie and Grandpa Terry. Give them big hugs from us. We love you Grandma Bea and will miss you very much!

Rylee and Charlie Jones
Your loving great granddaughters

Jennifer Porter

May 3, 2021

I was a nurse that took care of Miss Bea up until last June. She was a very special lady! My prayers are with you.