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Wanda Eddlene Red Sterner

Wanda Eddlene Red Sterner age 90 formerly of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 in Mt. Ida, Arkansas.

She was born on July 31, 1929 in Oklahoma to the late Paul Red and the late Ivy Mandrel Red.  Eddlene worked in the Nursing profession, a career she was called to do.  She enjoyed raising and growing flowers especially roses and violets. Eddlene and her husband the late Charles Sterner raised four boys into caring, loving and dedicated men. She entered college after raising her family. Above all she loved God, husband and her family dearly. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her.  She will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by:

Sons: Aubrey and Ginger Sterner of Mena, Arkansas; David and Vicki Sterner of Van, Texas; Peter Sterner of Benton, Arkansas

Daughter-in-law: Kellie Sterner of Mena, Arkansas.

Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Brother:    Gene Red and wife Vicki of Modesto, California

Sisters: Teresa Rogers and husband Kent of Modesto, California; Georgia Guinn of Modesto, California.

Host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Ivy Red, her husband Charles, son Brian Sterner, grandsons Tony Sterner, Michael Sterner, Kenny Sterner, and a sister Paulene Benson.

Memorial service will be Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Lynn Chiles officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Billy Sterner, Ben Sterner, Kenny Steele, Corey Sterner, Michael Sterner, and AJ Sterner.

Honorary pallbearers are The Nursing and Administration of Montgomery County Nursing Home and Rich Mountain Nursing Home.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.comenjoyed flowers, doing yard work and working in her garden.  Patsy relished spending time with her grandchildren and family.  She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew and loved her. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Walker of Mena, Arkansas.

Two sons: Mark Steven Walker and wife Faith of Springfield, Missouri and Kevin Ray Walker and wife Christine of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Three daughters: Karen Rene’ Sleeper and husband Dallas of Pearcy, Arkansas, Dianne Denise Hunter and husband Greg of Mena, Arkansas, and Rhonda Copelin and husband Bobby of Mena, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Jennifer, Christopher, Hailey, David, Daniel, Derek, Tyler, Aubrey, Zack, Hana and William.

Ten great-grandchildren: She was preceded in death by her parents Fritz Funderburgh and Irene Ford and a brother J.D. Funderburgh.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel.

Interment will follow in the Nunley Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley- Wood.

Pallbearers will be Derek Walker, Tyler Walker, Zack Hunter, William Copelin, Greg Hunter and Bobby Copelin.

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