Jeanne Lee Rath

December 12, 1943 - October 20, 2018


Jeanne Lee Rath, age 74 of Mena, Arkansas, died, Saturday, October 20, 2018 at her home. She was born on Sunday, December 12, 1943 to Allen Chapman and Jeanne Jordan in Rochester, New York.

Jeanne grew up Baptist and was known as a very strong minded woman. She was always very proud of her nursing degree and was very passionate about her work. Jeanne loved to take care of people and had the best bedside manner. She was an incredibly organized person, and believed everything has a place. Jeanne was said to be the family encyclopedia because of her wide breadth of knowledge. She liked to listen to classic rock and spend time with her beloved dog, Daisy Lee. Jeanne enjoyed working with her hands crocheting, gardening, making decorations, and she absolutely loved to swim. Her family meant the world to her and she was very proud of them all. Spending time with all her grandchildren always gave her great comfort. Jeanne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one grandson, Nathan Putman.

Jeanne is survived by her loving husband, JD Rath of Mena, Arkansas; two sons and daughters in law, Terry and Monica Rath of Malvern, Arkansas, and Josh and Aurora Rath of Hawaii; three daughters and sons in law, Laurie and Joe Franco of Rockport, Texas, Julie and Gene Crumpler of Beaumont, Texas, and Christine and John Bernadine of Mena; one sister, Lisa Weren of New York; eleven grandchildren, Sheena Tomlin of Jenks, Oklahoma; ten great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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10-21-18 3:27 p.m. 

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