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Helean Lynn Richmond

Helean Lynn Richmond, age 89, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021, in Mena. She was born August 25, 1932, in Old Dallas, Arkansas, to the late Oley V. and Lela I. (Harrison) Beasley.

Mrs. Richmond was the bookkeeper for Rich Mountain VOTEC school from 1973 to 1992 and in that time, it became Rich Mountain Community College, and she was very proud of the fact that she was the first employee/bookkeeper for the school. After retirement she became a homebody and devoted her time to taking care of her grandkids. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Randy Richmond; and by a sister, Helen Dugan. She is survived by her husband Edsel “Gene” Richmond; son, Duane Richmond and wife Cindy; grandchildren, Shawna Ramos and husband Omar, Nikki Garrett, Jeff Richmond, Andrew Richmond and wife Rachel, and Dena Hamilton; great-grandchildren, Andrew Combs, Sevyn Richmond, Jeffery Richmond, Myranda Richmond, Trinaty Richmond, Francisco Ramos, Mateo Ramos, Nicolas Ramos, Nathaniel Ramos, Kade Garrett, Kinley Garret, Kylie Rayburn, and Sevyn Richmond; nephew, Larry Dugan; nieces, Brenda Parker and Belinda McKee. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Richmond will be held on, Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Stere Ellison officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. 

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