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Janice Elaine Pace Barrett

Janice Elaine Pace Barrett, age 76, of Vandervoort, AR passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020 in Mena. She was born August 31, 1943 in Gladewater, TX. Elaine was a graduate of Arlington High School in Arlington, TX in 1961. She attended LPN School at Henderson County Jr. College in Athens, Texas and she completed her RN degree at El Centro College in Dallas, TX. Elaine was united in marriage to Richard Barrett on June 21, 1963 in Dallas, TX. They were married for 57 years. She worked many years in nursing in Athens, TX and DeQueen, AR where she was director of nursing for many years. She retired in 2003.

She is survived by; Husband Richard Barrett of Vandervoort, AR; Son Richard Barrett, Jr. and wife Sonya of Burleson, TX; Daughter Rebecca Barrett of Edmond, OK; Brother Jeff Pace of Killeen, TX; Grandchildren, James, Anna, Ethan, and Stephen Barrett of Burleson, TX; Sisters in Law, Velma Rans of Vandervoort, AR, Bonnie Barrett of Vandervoort, AR, Edna Mae Barrett of Mena, AR; Numerous Nieces and Nephews, Great Nieces and Nephews, and Great-Great Nieces and Nephews.

Graveside services will be Saturday April 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Witherspoon Cemetery in Vandervoort, AR with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Services are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Bill Barrett, Donnie Barrett, Johnny Barrett, Randy Milam, Keith Dean, Perry Barrett, and Hank Sandifer. Honorary Pallbearers are Jeffery Pace, Dwight Barrett, Mike Rans, and Roy Dean.

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