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Milie Jan Clark

milie-clark-1Milie Jan Clark died in Mena Manor Nursing Home in Mena, AR surrounded by her family on September 11, 2016.  She was 95 years old.

Milie was born on October 8, 1920, in Ink, AR to her parents, Starlie Mae and William Albert Crawford.  She was a lifelong member of Piney Church of Christ.  On March 25, 1948 she married William Edwin Clark and moved to Old Potter.  For a time Milie worked at Renova Shirt Factory (and later Cowden’s) in Mena.  She kept an immaculate home, crafted 3 full meals a day, and worked diligently with her husband on the farm.  She could create beautiful quilts and clothing.

Milie was a kind, selfless person who loved her family deeply and would do anything for them. She often sacrificed her own comfort to make the load of others lighter.  She worked hard every day of her life and even in her 90s would provide wonderful meals for her family.   She lived to serve others.

Milie was preceded in death by her parents, Starlie and Will Crawford, her husband, William Clark, and her brother, Albert Crawford.

Milie is survived by sisters, Dolly Mozelle Wilhite and Eva Jo Luck; son, Byron Clark; daughter, Eldonna Keeter and husband Bob Keeter; 6 grandkids, 13 great-grandkids, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will take place on September 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at Board Camp Cemetery with Brother Eric Keeter and Brother Chris Benner officiating.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Milie’s life.

Family and friend’s visitation will be Monday, September 12, 2016 at Beasley Wood Chapel from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Kris Clark, Tim Clark, Damon Clark, Eric Keeter, Chad Ohl, Matt Hecker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Crawford, William Crawford, Wendel Crawford, Vernon Wilhite, Brian Hilton, Larry Kesterson, Edd Myers, and Larry Clark.

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