Jean E. Oliver Riley age 89 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in Mena.
Jean was born on January 15, 1931 in Evansville, Indiana to the late Alonzo Oliver and the late Marion Henson Oliver. She worked for Western Electric now known as AT&T for many years. Jean enjoyed doing Arts and Crafts. She volunteered working at the Depot and making crafts to sell. Most of all she enjoyed making Teddy Bears for the police department in Mena for children. She loved helping people in need. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. Jean will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her son Ray Riley of Mena, Arkansas, daughter Pamela Albin also of Mena, grandchildren: Jean Epperson and Chris, David Riley, Amanda Reid and Scott, Nathaniel Riley, Rebecca Riley, Catherine Ulmer and Bennett, Angela Hudson and Donnie, numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, brothers: Jack Burdette and Sim, Gail Burdette and Jenny, Harry Burdette and Darlene, and sisters: Charlotte Kirkwood and Jesse, Suzanne Crowley and John, Janice Vowels and David.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sons, Omer and Gene Riley, grandsons R.C. Riley and Anthony Riley, nephew Christopher Kirkwood, brothers Alonzo Oliver and Buddy Burdette and sisters Ruby Chapman and Winnie Bradley.
Graveside service will be Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Reverend Timothy J. Henning officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Family and friends visitation will be Friday, February 7, 2020 at Beasley-Wood from 6:00-8:00 p.m.