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Pat “Granny” Eden

Butterfly-Pic-cmykPat “Granny” Eden, age 82 of Mena, moved from her earthly home to her new home in Heaven on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Mena. She was born on Wednesday, April 20, 1932 to Mack C. and Mary Rhoden Travis in Huntington, West Virginia.

Pat had a servant’s heart; either at church, with family or friends and her workplace. She was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Mena for many years and served her Lord with all her heart. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. In her early years, Pat was an LPN in Louisiana and later moved to Mena where her beloved Fred was a minister of the Gospel. She later started working at Wal-Mart and retired after many years. After Wal-Mart, she found a place at Hall Funeral Service where she could minister to families in their time of need. In 2012, she retired from working at age 80. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

Pat is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lee Eden; three brothers; six sisters and one great grandchild, Fred Isaac Sprague.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law Michael and Cordia Sprague of Mena and Will and Vickie Sprague of Black Springs; her daughters and sons-in-law, Chrystal and Minis Rowe of Huntington, West Virginia and Shelia and Pete of Huntington, West Virginia; one sister, Elizabeth Perry of Clearwater, Florida; ten grandchildren, Travis Sprague and wife, Rebecca of Mena, Jennifer Asbury and husband, Blair of Huntington, West Virginia, Lisa Bowen of Huntington, West Virginia, Barbara Sprague of New Orleans, Louisiana, Dana Long and husband, Mike of Mena, Jennifer Kanak and husband Jason of Lowell, Arkansas, Rachel Adkins of Huntington, West Virginia, Pam Moore of St. Albans West Virginia, John LeMaster of Georgia and Jason LeMaster of Huntington, West Virginia; twenty-six great grandchildren; two very special friends, M.L. Keeney and family of Cove and Betty Bishop of Louisiana; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell, Brother Larry Davis and Jerry Jeffcoat officiating. Interment followed in the Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Monday, October 27, 2014 from 5-7 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

Pallbearers were Michael Sprague, Travis Sprague, Minis Rowe, Bobby Thacker, Espye Magar, and Tim Smedley.

Honorary Pallbearers were Chip Bentley, Chris Gann, Kenney Romine, Troy Denton and Donnie Barrett.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

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