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Loretta “Elaine” Edwards

Loretta “Elaine” Edwards of Big Fork, Arkansas, passed away on 08/10/2023 in the town of Big Fork, Arkansas. Elaine was born in Mena, Arkansas, to Majoric and Frances Nault on 10/17/1945. She went to school in Mena and married Donald Edwards on July 10, 1965, in Mena, Arkansas.

Elaine worked as a loving Nursing Assistant for 30 years and was loved by all she cared for. She was a coordinator for the Catholic Church CCD program at St. Agnes church in the 70’s and was an avid quilter. She loved everyone, especially her family who she protected and supported up until her passing.

Elaine is preceded in death by her husband Donald Edwards, her sisters Christine Count and Elizabeth Beaton, brother Eddie Nault, mother Frances (Bigge) Nault, father Majoric Nault, and a Great-Grandchild Mariah Edwards.

She is survived by her children, Lisa (Edwards) Cooper and husband John of Cordova, TN and Leslie Edwards and his wife Sharon of Mena, AR, a sister, Mary Lemieux of Fort Myers, FL, sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy Edwards of Mena, AR, Martha Nault of Mena, AR, Jewell Roberts of Bowie, TX, and Rush Counts of Fort Myers, FL; grandchildren, Cody Edwards and wife Kimberly of Mena, AR, Matthew Cooper of Cordova, TN, Amanda (Cooper) Colegrove and husband Benjamin of Cordova, TN, and Mckinzy (McGee) Castor and husband Justin of Russellville, AR; great-grandchildren, Zoe Edwards of Mena, AR, Jolene Edwards of Mena, Arkansas, Nora Castor of Russellville, AR, and Salem Grace Colegrove of Cordova, TN

Elaine requested a private service in the event of her death. A private viewing of the body will be conducted for the immediate family with a later graveside ceremony as per Elaine’s wishes.

In Lieu of flowers and food, the family requests that you please donate to the Mermorial fund account under Sharon or Leslie Edwards at Union Bank in Mena to assist with medical and funeral expenses. Additional funds will also be used to honor her day-to-day caregivers as they did a wonderful job of taking care of her over this past year which was priceless to her and her family.

The family of Elaine wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Area Agency Hospice, Dr. Henderson, Wendy Medford, Martha Nault, and Sharon Kreiner. She was well loved and cared for during this past year and we will forever be grateful. Arrangements are entrusted to the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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