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Donna Jane Howell

Donna-Howell-1Donna Jane Howell, age 52, of Mena, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 1, 2015 in Little Rock.  She was born on Sunday, November 11, 1962 to Elijah and Betty Jane Wilson Pate in Mena, Arkansas.

Donna was a woman that lived her life to the fullest, by first living for her Lord.  She attended Light of Glory Full Gospel Church in Mena for many years.  She loved her children so deeply and loved to watch her children grow up as great kids.  Donna enjoyed cooking and loved serving large meals for her family and friends. She made a braised, stuffed cream cheese, mushroom, deer tenderloin that was out of this world good!  She also would make her husband, Michael, his mother’s recipe for Chess Pie.  Donna owned and operated numerous beauty shops in Mena over her 31-year career but for the last 15 years she was on Mena Street with her shop Visions of Perfection Hair Salon.  She enjoyed crocheting, reading, hunting, fishing, camping, and riding her 4-wheelers.  Donna was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Donna is survived by her husband of 16 years, Michael Howell of Mena; her parents, Elijah and Betty Pate of Mena; her sons, Kelhan Howell of Mena, Kristopfer Howell of Russellville, Keary Howell of Cabot, Kyle Howell and his wife, Barbara of Cabot, Brandon Goff and his wife Darla of Hackett; her daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Staff Sergeant Fred Taylor Ware of Barksdale Air Force Base of Shreveport, Louisiana; her brothers, David Entrekin of Jackson, Mississippi, Rusty Entrekin of Kennesaw, Georgia, Nathan Entrekin of Atlanta, Georgia; her sister, Elizabeth Tarver of Branson, Missouri; her grandchildren, Kristopfer Manning Howell of Russellville and Madison Abigaile Howell of Cabot; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Bro. Russell Lewis officiating.  Interment will follow at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Big Fork under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home of Mena.   Visitation will be Monday, October 5, 2015 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

Pallbearers will be, Kris Howell, Keary Howell, Kyle Howell, Rodger Goff, Brandon Goff, and Richard Howell.

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  1. Michael W. Howell

    I want to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of this great community who so graciously contributed to the funeral fund of my late wife Donna Jane Howell. The contributions aided in assisting my family paying for the funeral without causing any further hardships on the family especially with my battling cancer for the past 11 months. Donna would have been humbled had she been able to see the enormous turnout of family, friends, and acquaintances who attended her viewing and her funeral service. Also, thank you to Bro. Rusty Lewis for officiating such a wonderful service. I have never witnessed anyone being honored so respectfully and I appreciate that you sent my wife on to heaven with such a wonderful memorial of her passing. Donna will be greatly missed by many and is missed daily by Kelhan, Angela, and myself. Thank you again to all our family, friends and the great citizens of this wonderful community for your generosity and kindness.


    Michael Howell
    Mena, Arkansas

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