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Mildred May Schwolow

Mildred May Schwolow, age 85, of Mena, Arkansas, died Sunday, September 13, 2020, at her home surrounded by family. She was born on Wednesday, May 29, 1935 to Clyde Edward and Rhoda Retha Pearson Smith in Joplin, Missouri.

Mildred was a Christian woman who spent her life caring for her family. The love for the Lord, her children and grandchildren gave her the greatest joy of her life. Mildred was very proud of all her family and cherished every moment she had with them.  In her free time, she enjoyed going fishing and singing. Mildred was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; four brothers and four sisters.

Mildred is survived by her son and daughter in law, James and Michelle Kelsey of Elkins, Arkansas; six daughters and sons in law, Mary and Doug Jones of Mena, Melody and Ralph Hobbs of Mena, Joanna and Clemencio Paniagua of Mena, Dianna Cordeiro of Tulare, California, Loretta and Shane Henry of Mena, and Crystal Schwolow of Greenwood, Arkansas; two brothers, David Smith of Rochester, Washington and Freddie Smith of Santa Rosa, California; two sisters, Frances De La Torre of Santa Rosa and Reatha Cowdrey of Tulare, California; thirty six grandchildren; one hundred twenty eight great and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. at the Gann Cemetery Potter, Arkansas with Brother Dana Kinsey officiating. No visitation is planned. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Jetzai Hernandez, L.D. Valdovinos, David Cordeiro, Robert Doty II, Robert Doty III and Quade Schwolow.

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