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Sarah “Sally” Frances Nystrom

Sarah “Sally” Frances Nystrom, age 78, of Mena, Arkansas, died Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. She was born on Friday, February 14, 1941 to Joseph and Frances King in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sally had a servant’s heart and loved helping anyone in need. She was a friend to many and loved her family and spending time with them. Sally enjoyed the holidays where she loved to cook everyone’s favorite dishes. Sally worked for 11 years at Disney World in Orlando, Florida before her and her husband, Rodger retired to Mena. Sally was a member of the Catholic Church. Sally was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her adopted mother, Ann King and her sister, Jean King.

Sally is survived by her husband of 59 years, Rodger Nystrom of Mena; three sons, Joseph Nystrom of Fort Worth, Texas, R.D. Nystrom of Okmulgee, Oklahoma and Dean Nystrom of Cabot, Arkansas; one daughter, Sandra Elfo of Frendale, Washington; two sisters, Shirley Shaffer and Carol Hostetler both of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the family home located in Mena. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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