Sue Fruen

June 28, 1938 - October 9, 2018


Sue Fruen, age 80, of Hatfield, Arkansas, went to be with her lord and savior, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith. She was born on Tuesday, June 28, 1938 to Cleve and Effie Turnbough Lyle in Wickes, Arkansas. 

Sue was a faithful member of Wickes Pentecostal Church of God. She enjoyed listening to gospel music and always held God and family close to her heart. Sue spent her life caring for her family and home. She excelled at cooking vegetable soup, fried chicken, cakes, pies and the best banana pudding. Sue loved to spend time in the flowerbed, gardening, canning and took great joy setting up Christmas lights for the year. Sue was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kendall Mayo; one daughter, Kathy Mayo; three brothers, George Lyle, Jimmy Lyle, and Loyd Lyle; and five sisters, Virgie Lyle, Gladys Price, Faye Whitley, Shirley Powell, and Leola Lyle. 

Sue is survived by her husband, Wayne Fruen of Hatfield, Arkansas; four sons and daughters in law, Dewayne and Diane Mayo of Artesia, New Mexico, Leon Mayo of Hot Springs, Paul Fruen of Mena, and Robert and Melody Fruen of Palmento, Louisiana; two daughters and one son in law, Kim Mayo of Hatfield, Donna and Ronnie Richardson of Mena and eleven grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be Friday, October 12, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Wickes Pentecostal Church of God with Brother Chris Burk officiating. Interment is to follow at the Baker Cemetery in Wickes. Visitation is Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 P.M .at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Weston Burk, Travis Garrison, Terry Thomas, Roger Wilson, Tyler Richardson, Nathan Mayo, Lucas Mayo and Tim Hall.

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10-11-18 8:33 a.m. 

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