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Mabel Oglesby

Mabel Oglesby, age 91, of Mena passed away March 6, 2017 in Hot Springs, Arkansas at Arkansas Hospice.

She was born in Vandervoort, Arkansas on October 25, 1925 to the late Austin Parker and the late Bertha James Parker. Mabel was married to the late Paul Oglesby until his death and worked as a school cafeteria manager for Acorn Schools and was of the Baptist faith. Mabel had a big servant’s heart, always wanting to be a blessing to her family and friends. She enjoyed being a “foster grandparent” helping children read and loved to be outside. Favorite things she enjoyed were drinking coffee, doing word searches, and helping others. She will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by daughter, Paula Roberts and husband Greg of London, Arkansas; grandchildren, Madison Roberts of London, Arkansas, Traci Wing of Hot Springs, Arkansas; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Austin and Bertha Parker, husband, Paul Oglesby, four brothers and two sisters, son, Steve Oglesby, a grandson, Matthew Roberts, granddaughter, Kaitlyn Roberts, and great-grandchild, Joshua Issacs Wing.

Graveside service will be Friday March 10, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 at Beasley Wood Chapel, prior to service.

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  1. Mrs. Oglesby was always a lovely lady who always welcomed students with a smile during our lunch breaks at Acorn Schools. She was just as much a fixture to the students as were our teachers. Prayers to her daughter, Paula and her family.

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