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Joann Stewman

Joann Stewman, age 78, of Mena, Arkansas, died, Friday, October 25, 2019 at Mena Regional Health System in Mena. She was born on Friday, May 23, 1941 to Joseph Daniel “Jodie” and Ruby Lee Looney Little in Mena, Arkansas.

Joann loved her Lord, her family and her friends. She was a member of Grace Bible Church in Mena where she served her church in the AWANA program, taught Sunday school, and was on the decorating committee. She also enjoyed floral design and crafts, traveling, bowling and spending time with her grandchildren. Joann and her husband David were involved with the Christian Motorcyclist Association prison ministries. Joann was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David Stewman; two brothers, Joseph Blake Little and J.D. Little, and one sister, Naomi Fearno.

Joann is survived by her daughter and son in law, Leslie and Chris Daniel of Mena; her sister, Mary Little of Sherwood, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Chris Ann and Aaron Grotzinger of Houston, Texas and Mary and Jim Eaton of Eaton of Clayton, North Carolina; four great grandchildren, Harris Grotzinger of Houston, Texas, Evie, Jameson and Max Eaton of Clayton, North Carolina; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Grace Bible Church in Mena with Dr. Lamar Austin and Brother Russell Threet officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Crest Cemetery in Mena.

Visitation will be Friday, November 1, 2019 from 5-7 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Danny Thrailkill, Jeff Montgomery, Aaron Grotzinger, Steve Daniel, Steve Schulte and Brian Lang. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mark Barton, Jim Montgomery, Shelton Bohlman, Glen Pearce, Rodney Holland and the elders of Grace Bible Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Grace Bible Church AWANA Program, P.O. Box 371, Mena, Arkansas 71953 or

Legacy 685 First Baptist Church Houston, Texas.

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