Mrs. Mary Joyce Willhite Belcher Laster, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at her home.
She was born on September 6, 1935 to the late Curt Willhite and the late Mary Hill Willhite in Oden, Arkansas. She was married to Harry Belcher, the father of her children. Mary was a nurse by profession and had a giving heart by nature, lavishing her grandchildren with gifts. She loved hunting, fishing, crocheting and watching her TV, but her greatest love was her family, particularly her grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and a friend to all who knew her.
She is survived by son: Gary Steve Belcher and wife Ellen of Oden, Arkansas
Daughter: Patricia Goodner-Flanigan and husband Jeff of Mena, Arkansas
Grandchildren: Chris Jordan and wife Theresa; Amy Marlar and husband Chris; Josh Belcher and wife Monica; Amanda Bohlman and husband Scott; KyLynn Ledbetter and husband Chris (Bill); and Jacob Goodner and wife Amber
Great-Grandchildren: Mikalyn, Kristen, Bethany, Bryar, Issac, Ethan, Riley, Kirsten, Payson, Jace, Aaron, KaitLynn, Addi Jo, Ema, Brynlee, Damian, Braylan, Adalyn and Grady
Brother: Bob Willhite of Mena, Arkansas
Her special cat, Baby and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Curt and Mary Willhite, her husband, Harry Belcher, a son, Harry Gene Belcher, a son-in-law, Dennis Goodner, 3 brothers, 2 sisters and a special friend, Raymond Lenard.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Larry Willhite officiating.
Interment will follow in Oden Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday evening, June 6th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Jacob Goodner, Chris Jordan, Chris Marlar, Chris Ledbetter, Scott Bohlman and Braylan Bohlman. Honorary pallbearer is Josh Belcher.
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6-4-19 4:02 p.m. KAWX.ORG