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Margaret Bistrican Isaac

Margaret-Isaac-Pic-1Margaret Bistrican Isaac, age 95, of Mena, died Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Mena Regional Health System in Mena.  She was born on Tuesday, March 8, 1921 to Joseph and Mary (Pitak) Bistrican in East Chicago, Indiana.

Margaret loved life and always trusted the Lord.  She was a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Mena and served many years as the head of the Altar Society; serving her church and Lord any way she could. Margaret was a Prayer Warrior and was praying for her family, her church and others several times during her day.  She loved her family and spending time with her daughter, Pat and her grandchildren.  Margaret’s hobbies included knitting, crocheting and sewing.  She also enjoyed listening to Classical music, watching musical movies and watching EWTN.  Margaret was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

Margaret is survived by, her daughter, Patricia White of Mena; one brother, Richard Bistrican of Mena; two sisters, Teresa Mears of Portage, Indiana and Bettie Anderson of Gilbert, Arizona; two grandchildren, Charlene Gear of Bentonville, Charles White III of Gilbert, Arizona; seven great grandchildren, Christina, Corianna, Cassandra, Carley Jo, Nikki, Catie and Stephanie; two great-great grandsons, Urijah and Seth; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by, her parents; four brothers, Stanley Bistrican, Joseph Bistrican, Tom Bistrican and Wendell Bistrican; two sisters, Mary Talarek and Dorothy Davis and her granddaughter, Rebekah Johnson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, April 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Father John Tuyen Tran as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery under the direction of the Bowser Family Funeral Home of Mena. Visitation and Rosary service will be Thursday, March 31, 2016 starting at 7:00 P.M. and Rosary service at 7:30 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Mena.

Pallbearers will be Ron Anderle, Larry Lamia, Jose Hernandez, Darren Gear, Jason Gibson and John Titsworth.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK  73123.

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