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Mary Helen Stalcup Valdois

Mary Helen Stalcup Valdois, age 92, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

She was born December 15, 1927 in Tennessee to the late Gerald and Lucille Stahlkuppe.  Mary was an Architect for Bowing Aircraft and she was a Captain of the Civil Air Patrol.  She hobbies included crocheting, fishing and she enjoyed talking politics with anyone who would listen.  She also enjoyed singing and loved the Lord.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

She was survived by: grandchildren: Chris Webb, Charles Webb and wife Elizabeth, Abbie, Annie and Gracie Baker, Starla Crump, great-grandchildren: Liberty and Justice Webb, Gracie Baker; brothers: Gerald “Joe” Stahlkuppe and wife Cathie, Jack Stahlkuppe, Dr. Gene Stalcup and wife Patsy; sisters: Charlene Askew, Susan Snead.

Her service dog Jax and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 husbands and her son Lloyd Kromka.

Graveside service will be Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the Nunley Cemetery in Nunley, Arkansas with Brother Joe Stahlkuppe officiating.  Interment will follow under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers are Gerald “Joe” Stahlkuppe, Jack Stahlkuppe, Dr. Gene Stalcup, Charles Webb, Chris Webb and Michael Jacoby.

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