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Obituary: Beverly Sharon Hughes

November 6, 1959 – December 28, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Beverly Sharon HughesBeverly Sharon Hughes, nee Ulmer, age 62, of Saint John, IN passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. Beloved mother of Matthew Hughes. Loving partner of many years to Brad Kinzel. Cherished sister of Shirley (Kirk) Powers and Evelyn O’Connell. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Robert and Hannelore Ulmer.

Beverly loved her son very much. She had a very kind heart and always thought about others. Beverly worked at St. Paul Community Church in Homewood for many years and was part of the cancer support group at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Munster. Beverly was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Beverly may be given to the American Cancer Society or The Cancer Support Center, 2028 Elm Road, Homewood, IL 60430. Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home – Dyer, IN. For more information, please call 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at

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