Beverly June Doan

March 3, 1944 ~ February 16, 2020 (age 75)


Beverly June Doan passed away at the age of 75 on Sunday, February 16th, 2020. Beverly was born on March 3rd, 1944 in Hammond, Indiana to the late Orie and Ottis Woods. Her interest in dancing and early rock ‘n' roll, enticed her enough to frequently catch the South Shore train from Hammond, and show up along with many other young teens on NBQ-TV's "Chicago Bandstand", twisting and turning before the cameras. Shortly thereafter, whether coincidence or not, she soon moved with her parents and brothers to the rural farmlands of Saline County.

What Beverly loved more than anything else in the world besides dancing, was her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; both of her two brothers, Orie and Sam; along with her dance partner and best friend in her later years, Steve Pruitt. However, the true love of Beverly's life was her daughter Sherry, who sadly passed away at the young age of seven from leukemia many years ago. After that tragedy, there was never a day that went by in Beverly's life that Sherry was not in her thoughts.

She is survived by her son, James; along with two granddaughters, Courtney and Jordan; her half-brother, Ben; as well as a huge circle of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 AM, Saturday, February 22, at Smith-Benton Funeral Home in Benton, with a memorial service immediately following. Interment will be at Forest Hills Cemetery on Highway 5, next to her beloved daughter and parents. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guest book:


FEB 22. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Smith - Benton Funeral Home
322 N. Market St.
Benton, AR, 72015

Memorial Service

FEB 22. 11:00 AM (CST)

Smith - Benton Funeral Home
322 N. Market St.
Benton, AR, 72015

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