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Lillian J. Harned

On Saturday, March 20, 2021, Lillian J. Harned, a loving mother and grandmother passed away at the age of 87.

Lillian was born on October 26, 1933 in Caddo Gap, Arkansas where she went to school and married her high school sweetheart, Milton M. Harned. The couple first moved to Texas where they had three children and then settled in Valencia, California. Lillian and Milton moved back to Arkansas to retire here in Mena.

Lillian had a passion for restoring old houses and gardening. She loved collecting antiques and she was frequently seen at auctions. She had several antique booths around town and enjoyed shopping for items to fill them. She was a very sweet lady and enjoyed talking with everyone she met. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who would do anything for her children.

Lillian is preceded in death by her son, Milton M Harned Jr. and her husband, Milton M. Harned Sr. She is survived by her daughters, Peggy Parkinson of Stevenson Ranch, California, Judy Stickler and husband Brien of Mena, Arkansas; granddaughters, Paula Gerhart and husband Marc of Valencia, California, Jennifer Norman and husband Samuel of Mena, Arkansas, Michelle Block of Mena, Arkansas, Christina Randall and husband Jason of Santa Barbara, California; great granddaughters, Devyn Purcell, Vivian Randall, Geneva Randall, and Ila Randall; great grandsons Zachary and Jacob Gerhart.

Funeral service will be Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in the Beasley-Wood Chapel. Interment to follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena, Arkansas under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation is general.

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