Medina M. Tapley, age 78, of Mena passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Mena.
She was born on September 30, 1937 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the late LeGrand A. Middleton and Margaret King Middleton. Medina was united in marriage to the late Aubrey D. Tapley on October 10, 1964. She was known for her supporting role behind the scenes of the Optimist Softball and Baseball program. Most notably remembered for her bubbly laugh. Medina supported her family in all their endeavors. She also enjoyed going to auctions, collecting butterflies, and was an avid reader. When she was young, Medina enjoyed collecting Indian artifacts with her father. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.
Medina is survived by, sons, Bill Tapley and wife Doreen of Mena, Arkansas, Jerry Tapley of Texarkana, Arkansas and Mark Tapley of Jacksonville, Florida; daughters, Stephanie Tapley of Mena, Arkansas, Audria Bunting and husband Wayne of Conyers, Georgia; grandchildren, Ashley, Sarah, Heather, Cameron, Josh, Gabryelle, Marissa, Jonah, Brenden, Dakota, Kyle, Jon, Jeremiah and Jazmin; numerous great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews; sister, Medonna Cogbill and husband Edward of Conroe, Texas and sister-in-law, Wilma Green of Sherwood, Arkansas.
Mrs. Tapley was sent for cremation. Memorial service will be Sunday, March 20, 2016, 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Mena with Pastor Ann Ferris officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Family and friends visitation will be Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Beasley Wood Chapel from 6:00-8:00 p.m.