Lois Janette Heath age 89, of Farmington formerly of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Farmington, Arkansas.

She was born on October 3, 1928 in Cotton Valley, Louisiana to the late George and Nellie Simms Buckliew. She loved her church family at Lakeview Baptist where she taught classes and was very involved in the church. Her hobbies were sewing, reading, and quilting. She won many ribbons at the fair for her quilts. She was in the first graduating class of Rich Mountain Community College, where she received an associates degree in 1983. Lois was also a nurse’s aide at the old Mena Hospital on the hill, drove buses for the Mena School and was a cook in the cafeteria. Lois enjoyed being the living assistant at Avants Group Living Center and was Manager of the first PCDC Resale Store in Mena. She was the epitome of the Proverbs 31 woman, and her children rise up and call her blessed. Lois was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by son: Stephen David Heath and wife Jackie of Heath Valley

Daughters: Frances Heath McCarthy of Heath Valley, Ginger Hamrick and husband Terry of Farmington, Arkansas, and Susan Bodey and husband Kenny of Mena, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Dalton Heath, Ethan Heath, Sarah Heath, Matt McCarthy, Starlet McCarthy, Karyn Dodson, Cody McCarthy, Laura Smith, Franklin Hamrick, David Hamrick, Mandy Babb, Aaron Bodey, Jacob Bodey, and Kendra Bodey

Twenty-one great grandchildren

Nieces: Denise, Linda, Teresa, Renae, and Cyndy

Brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Orval and Gay Heath.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, and a granddaughter Heather Bodey.

Funeral service will be Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel. Private family committal service will follow in the Board Camp Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friend’s visitation will be Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.

Pallbearers will be Dalton Heath, Ethan Heath, Cody McCarthy, Franklin Hamrick, David Hamrick, Aaron Bodey and Jacob Bodey.


7-2-18 6:20 p.m. 

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