Dorothy Jean Parker, age 95, of Wickes, Arkansas passed away October 4, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born July 28, 1923 in Smolan, Kansas to the late Algot Brown and the late Edna Jhelm Brown. Dorothy proudly served her country during WW II in the Navy. Later years she became a LPN and was a wonderful seamstress. She loved her family dearly and above all, her Lord and Savior. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister and friend.

Survivors are children: Linda and Red Barrett of Wickes, Arkansas, Ruth and Arthur Bowles of Aurora, Colorado, Sharon Hale of Mena, Arkansas, Janet and Kenn Mann of Widbey Island, Washington, Juanita (Jonni) and Kenny Day of Wickes, Arkansas, Jacquelyn (Jackie) Irwin and friend Brad Johnson of Mena, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Dee and John Trope, Mary and Mike Wilson, Cari Bush, Ray and Cori Nelson, Wanda Nelson, David Burns, Jeremy and Angie Barrett, Jessy and Loretta Parker, Timothy Townsend, Daniel Townsend, Anne and Chris Smith, Caleb Parker, Natasha Parker, Teresa Evans, Terry Evans, and Patrick Irwin

Sister: Ruth Brown Mitchell of Fredericksburg, Texas

Son-in-love: Tom and Christy Townsend of Mena, Arkansas

Daughters-in-love: Sybil Wax and Edith Ruth

Twenty-five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Algot and Edna Brown, her daughter, Jerri Peterson, her sisters, Arlene Thelander and Margaret Brown Jakabosky, a grandchild, Jeanette Burns, and her son-in-law, Thermon (Slim) Hale. 

Funeral service will be Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Wickes, Arkansas with Brother Scott Ray officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Levi Wilson, Kenny Day, Mike Wilson, Patrick Irwin, Raymond Nelson, and Tomas Darden. Honorary pallbearer will be Tony Cary.


10-5-18 4:27 p.m. 

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