Joy Evelyn Rose Obituary

Joy Evelyn Rose, age 91, of Prescott, Arkansas formerly of Wickes, Arkansas passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021.

She was born February 6, 1930 in Wickes, Arkansas to Walter Heaton and Annie Cook Heaton. Joy was a hard worker. She loved cooking and cleaning, especially when it was for her family. Family was Joy’s main focus in life and she especially enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren. She loved the Lord and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Bob Cartwright; second husband, Kennith Rose; sisters, Bonnie Cartwright, Minnie Mae Loyd, Lela Cannon, Maxine Matthews, and Emaline Garver. She is survived by her son, Roger Cartwright and wife Pam of Wickes, Arkansas; daughter, Penny Plunkett and husband Tim of Prescott, Arkansas; grandchildren, Wendell Cartwright of Wickes, Arkansas, Robin Driver and husband Billy of Wickes, Arkansas, Tara Cartwright and Jimmy Glenn of Wickes, Arkansas, Zachary Plunkett and wife Amber of Rogers, Arkansas, Caitlin Plunkett and fiancé Chad Swanner of Bentonville, Arkansas, Joshua Plunkett and wife Mary of Magnolia, Arkansas; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; sister, Shirley Stacy of Locksburg, Arkansas and a host of other family too great to mention.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Danny Fagala officiating. Interment will follow in the Baker Cemetery in Wickes, Arkansas. Visitation will be Tuesday at 12 noon prior to the funeral service. Services are entrusted to the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Wendell Cartwright, Billy Driver, Jimmy Glenn, Zach Plunkett, Josh Plunkett, Alex Driver, Shawn Cartwright, and Reese Driver.

The family would like to send out a special thank you to the Hillcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation in Prescott, Arkansas for their compassionate care and service.

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4-4-21 7:44 p.m. KAWX.ORG