Edna Talley Sloan age 96 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 5,2018 in Mena.
Edna was born on March 8, 1922 in Eva, Alabama to the late Thomas Jefferson Talley and the late Alice Williams Talley. She was married to the late Kenneth M. Sloan for 67 years. Edna worked for the United States Postal service until she retired. She loved to study and teach the Bible. Edna was a member of the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church. Edna enjoyed gardening, painting and sewing. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grand mother, and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by son Douglas Sloan and wife Brenda of Mena, Arkansas. Daughter-in-law Donna Sloan wife of the late Phillip Talley Sloan of Mena, Arkansas. Grandchildren Alessa Sloan of Davison, Michigan; Amanda Baker and husband Dewayne of Mena, Arkansas; Chase Night and wife Alexa of Mena, Arkansas; Nathan Sloan and fiance’ Jessica of Los Angeles, California; Nicole Sloan of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 8 Great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Alice Talley, husband, Kenneth M. Sloan, son Phillip Sloan, sisters Odell Wallace and Judy Thieme.
Funeral service will be Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church with Brother Justin Leonard officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Family and friend’s visitation will be Friday, November 9, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Gideons in her name.
Pallbearers will be Dewayne Baker, Bobby Daniel, A.L. Hadaway, Joe Head, Dewayne Meador and Kenny Williams.
Honorary pallbearers are her Bible Study Ladies: Betty Daniels, Brenda Egger, Melba Head, Bonnie Heavener, Becky Hudson, Donna Johnson, Brenda McMillan, Connie Polk, Elsie Russell, Pat Sharp and Phyllis White.