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Joann Dilbeck Cauley


Joann Dilbeck Cauley, age 73, of Mena went to be with the Lord Friday, February 6, 2015. Joann was born to the late Frank and Freddie Dilbeck in Mena, Arkansas on May 5, 1941.

Joann worked as a Retail Manager before retiring in 2000. During the years of her retail management Joann’s job took her from Fort Worth, Texas to New York City, touching many lives all along her path, until returning back home to Mena where she finished up her career working at Handy Hardware.

The lives Joann touched most were those of her family who loved her so dearly. Joann answered to many names; Mom, Momma, Josie, and Granny Jo, it just depended on who was calling her at the time.

Joann enjoyed cooking, sewing, watching and making cornbread for her small winged friends (Her Birds) and laughing while spending time with her family and friends. Joann was a member of Dallas Baptist Church in Mena and a member of the Red Hat Society.

Joann was preceded in death by her father, Frank Dilbeck, mother, Freddie May Hooper Dilbeck, and her son, David Standridge.

Joann was survived by her soul mate, Doug Nursery of Mena; one daughter, Julie Standridge Dickerson and son in-law, Terry Dickerson of Bismarck, AR; and two grandsons, Nicholas Dickerson and Jacob Dickerson of Arkadelphia. Also survived by, one daughter in-law, Lisa Standridge, and three granddaughters, Candace Standridge, Madison Standridge and Dannon Standridge, and one great-granddaughter Karol Standridge, all of Bismarck, AR.  Also two step-sons, Tommy Cauley from Beebranch, and Chris Nursery of Porterville, CA and three step- daughters, Cathy Cauley Dean of Greenbrier, Connie Cauley Spiller of Conway, and Kelley Nursery of Porterville, CA. Also survived by one sister, Dorothy Clark of Mena, two brothers, Jack Wilcox and wife Lori of Glendale, AZ, and Benny Dilbeck and wife Lyn of Mena.  Another very special person in Joann’s life was Becky Hambridge along with many nieces and nephews and many beloved friends.

Graveside services will be Sunday Feb 8, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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