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Donna Marie Stratton

Donna Marie Stratton, age 64, died on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at her home in Mena, Arkansas. Donna was born on Wednesday, May 28, 1958, to Bob Thigpin and Betty Garrett in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Donna loved her family and enjoyed being able to spend time with her husband, kids and grandkids. She loved visiting flea markets and garage sales whenever given the chance. Although her family would consider her a homebody, Donna still enjoyed keeping up with current events. She was stubborn, but she thought a lot about others. Donna loved to watch TV drama series, eat Reeses cups and Cheeto puffs, as well as play games on her phone. She particularly enjoyed listening to the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and lots of classic rock. Donna was considered a fish whisperer. She had a large fish tank full of fish she took pride in caring for. Her beta fish were her favorites. Donna was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Bob and Betty Garrett Thigpin.

Donna is survived by her loving husband of 17 years, Jerry Stratton of Mena, Arkansas; four sons, Danny Thorn of Missouri, Bruce Huber of Mena, Arkansas, Bobby Huber of Mena, Arkansas and Steven Huber of Little Rock, Arkansas; one daughter, Christine Mishler of Mena, Arkansas; one brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Trish Thigpin of Van Buren, Arkansas; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Debbie and John Squires of Dowagiac, Michigan, and Dana and Mike Hilburn of Neosha, Missouri; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

The family of Donna Stratton appreciates any donation made to assist in paying for her services, please contact Bowser Family Funeral Home at 479-394-4477 to make a donation.

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