Donna 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.
Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com