Smilja Towe was born Jan. 26, 1935, in Yugoslavia, to Vasa and Miladinka Stanic. Smilja moved to the U.S. during her younger years. As an adult, Smilja worked for Northrop Grumman in Chicago in the encapsulation department. After many working years, she retired to Hot Springs, Ark., where her love for gambling thrived.
Smilja is preceeded in death by her parents; and sister, Olga Beeler.
She is survived by nieces, Darlene Sewell and Linda Kraatz; nephew, Paul Beeler, Jr.; and many more great-nieces and nephews.
Services for Smilja Towe will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Saint Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church with graveside service immediately following.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. before the service.
Online condolences at http://www.caruth-hale.com.