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Barbara Emery

Barbara Emery, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas, died, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Mena Regional Health System. She was born on Tuesday, September 27, 1927 to Merritt Franklin and Myrtle Gadd Harrison in San Antonio, Texas.

Barbara was a devoted member of the Northside Church of Christ, and was always guided by her faith. She was a Pastor’s wife for 66 years, and her relationship with Christ was of utmost importance to her. Barbara was an elementary school teacher and later went on to teach special education. Her greatest joy was teaching children and seeing them learn and grow. In her free time, she enjoyed the tranquility of gardening. Barbara was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Austin Emery; and one son, Mark Emery.

Barbara is survived by her son and daughter in law, Timothy and Rita Emery of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Robyn Emery of Iowa; five grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena with Jeremy Jones officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

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