Jessie Ella Cassell age 81, formerly of Mena, passed away Thursday, February 07 , 2019 in Clarion, Iowa.

Jessie was born on February 28, 1937 to the late W.S. Peek and the late Ivy Dora Hughes Peek in the Township of Cedar and the County of Polk.
Jessie was of the Baptist faith. She spent most of her life in Mena, where she was a cook at Joe’s Steakhouse Restaurant and the Harvey House Inn Restaurant and as a housewife. Jessie loved to watch TV, listening to country music, setting on the porch, and being around her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by sons: Ricky Cassell of Mena, Arkansas and Michael (Mike) Cassell of Mena, Arkansas

Daughters: Shirley Ann Howard of Mena, Arkansas, Lorea Fairless of Mena, Arkansas, Shelly Hewitt of Hatfield, Arkansas, Pamela Buchanan and husband Philip of Clarion, Iowa, and Elsie McCloud and husband Scott of Mena, Arkansas

Brothers: Sonny Peek and wife Pat of Hatfield, Arkansas and Frank Peek and wife Kay of Vandervoort, Arkansas

Sisters: Myra Heath of Mena, Arkansas and Aline Heath of Mena, Arkansas

Seventeen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren

Host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Jessie is preceded in death by her parents, her late husband Morris Thomas and s sister, Johnnie Roberts.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Board Camp Cemetery in Board Camp, Arkansas with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be general.

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2-11-19 11:22 a.m. KAWX.ORG 


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