Eleanor Jean Halks, age 85, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, January 13, 2017 in Mena.
She was born on May 27, 1931 in Los Angeles, California to the late Lawrence Chappel and the late Meta Jones Chappel. She was married to the late Thomas “Tucker” Halks and was a loving homemaker. Jean loved the Lord and instilled in her family to know Him. She enjoyed quilting and was a talented writer and wrote many articles for the church newspapers. Her granddaughter, Kimberley Griffin, compiled them into a book. She was a kind mother, grandmother, great-grandchildren, sister and friend to all.
She is survived by son, William Duane Halks; daughters, Jeanne Jordan and Joann Perry; grandchildren, Kenneth Jordan, Kimberly Griffin, Robin Ashmore, Sarah Ludwig, Emily Coyle, Richard Coyle, and Tom Halks; 20 great-grandchildren; and twin sister, Esther Joy Pickering.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Thomas William Halks.
A private burial was held Friday, January 13, 2017 at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.