Ellen Norlean Wilcox age 85 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in Mena.

Ellen was born on February 28, 1934 in Big Fork, Arkansas to the late William Daniel Burkhart and the late Martha Ellen Crawford Burkhart. She was married to Troy Lee Wilcox until his passing. Ellen enjoyed cooking as her profession.

She is survived by daughters: Carolyn Watkins of Star City, Arkansas, Sherlyn Allen of Mena, Arkansas, Elizabeth Watts of Mena, Arkansas, Patricia Criner of Farmington, Arkansas, and Teresa Wilcox of Mena, Arkansas

Son: James Bain, Jr. of Mena, Arkansas

Many grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Martha Burkhart, and husband Troy Lee Wilcox.

Graveside services will be Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Camp Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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2-6-20 9:53 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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