Beverly Jo Allen, 84, of Rochester, MN died June 21, 2022 at Mayo Clinic, St. Mary's Campus.
Beverly was born in Iola, Kansas to Kenneth and Katherine Smail on March 7, 1938. She grew up in Worthington, MN. Beverly attended South Dakota State College where she studied to be a pharmacist.
Beverly was married to Paul Allen on October 17, 1959. Beverly was a pharmacist at Mayo Clinic for 35 years. She loved her job. She was active in Eastern Star and quilting club. She loved quilting and has made many beautiful quilts.
Beverly is survived by her husband Paul, daughter Elizabeth (Keji) Ii, son Thomas (Debra) Allen, sister Marsha (Robert) Tofte, brother Thommas (Joyce) Smail, grand-daughters Ariana Allen (Brett Chatman) and Deanne (Aaron Engen), Great-grandchildren Jayden Celius and Emma Engen and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by Kenneth and Katherine Smail (parents), Patricia and Edward Burger (sister and brother-in-law).
A Celebration of Life will be held August 27, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Ranfranz and Vine Remembrance and Reception Centre, 5482 Royal PL NW, Rochester, MN 55901. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Allen family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Rochester, MN 55901
Bev is one of the first people I met when I started as a new pharmacist at Saint Marys Hospital. She intimidated me and I wasn't entirely sure what to make of her! Needless to say, I quickly learned she was all heart. Everything came from a place of positive intent for the best care of the patient, best reflection on our department professionally, and to help encourage and grow the next generation of pharmacists. I'm am blessed to have known Bev as a colleague and friend. Heaven has a new angel, one who won't be afraid to voice her opinion!