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Jane Ellen Mourton

Jane Ellen Mourton, age 79 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2022. Jane was born in Mena, Arkansas, May 13, 1943, to the late Loyd Tibbs and Martha Burnette Tibbs. Jane was 1 of 7 children.

Jane was a woman with many talents who loved Jesus with all her heart.

Jane was of the Pentecostal faith. She was a fantastic piano player and played piano in her church for many years. She taught Sunday school class for many years and led a lot of young people to Jesus.

She was the family videographer. She always had a video camera with her everywhere she went. She kept the family in ceramic pieces that she made for several years, she loved to cook and bake. She really loved to shop for clothes, and antiques and take road trips to see family.  Later in life she especially loved to ride around on the farm and visit the cows, ducks and wildlife.  She had a dog named Chi Chi and a cat named nipper that she loved and enjoyed.

Jane was a very loving daughter, sister and aunt. She was Aunt Jane to many nieces and nephews. Jane was the kind of aunt that was there for everything good and bad. It was recently said that Aunt Jane tried to adopt us all. You never had to wonder if Aunt Jane loved you. She showed it in everything she did. Jane was also a loving friend to anyone she was every around. She was a sweet loving person through and through and loved Jesus.

She is survived by her good friend James Gentry and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents Loyd and Martha Tibbs, three brothers, Billy, Marvin Othel and Loyd Lee Tibbs: and three sisters Lourrine Lance, Imo Little and Barbara Hanks.

Celebration of life service will be held Friday, December 9, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Beasley Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas, with Brother Robert W. Little officiating.

Interment will follow in Pinecrest Cemetery under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Lundy Kiger, “H” – Harry Palmer, Jay Gilcrest and Andy Kennedy.

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