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Mary Frances Thweatt

Mary Frances Thweatt, age 84, of Mena, died Saturday, August 31, 2019 at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born on Friday, February 8, 1935 to Ira and Ludie Bell Davis Coffman in Hopper, Arkansas.

Fran was a Christian woman who lived her life by the Golden Rule. She spent her life raising her family and was a wonderful caring mother to all of them. Fran spent 51 years married to the love of her life, Bobby, who passed away in 2010 and she never stopped missing him. She met Elvis before his rise to fame, and she adored his music. Fran was a talented gardener and nothing gave her more joy than flowers and working in her yard. She was very skilled at crocheting and her doilies were well known to people around her. She was so proud of all her kids and grandkids and loved them with all her heart. Fran was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bobby Thweatt; two brothers: Troy Coffman and Gene Coffman; and one sister, Retha Golden.

She is survived by two sons: Ron Thweatt of Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Larry Thweatt of Mena; two daughters and son in law, Darlene Carter of San Marcus, California, and Cyndi and Kevin Beerbohm of Escondido, California; two sisters, Betty Weatherford of Mena, and Ila Batie of Shreveport, Louisiana; five grandchildren: Sarah and Adam Calahan of Flagstaff, Arizona, Zach and Farren Thweatt of Surprise, Arizona, Christine and Jessica Rojas of Escondido, California, Austin Beerbohm of Escondido, California, and Trevor Beerbohm of Escondido, California; six great grandchildren: Connor Calahan, Adison Calahan, and Olivia Calahan of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Elias Thweatt, Lilly Thweatt, and Amelia Thweatt of Surprise, Arizona; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in memory of Mary (Fran) Thweatt to CHI St. Vincent Hospital at, or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Funeral service will be Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Thweatt officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

Pallbearers will be Ron Thweatt, Larry Thweatt, Steve Batie, Wendell Coffman, James Coffman, Andrew Batie, Zach Thweatt, and Kevin Beerbohm.

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