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Norma Stricklin

Mrs. Norma Stricklin, age 86, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born October 24, 1935, in Hatfield, Arkansas, to the late King Henry Miller and the late Iva Jewell Brewer Miller.

Norma, an awarded businesswoman, was the owner and co-founder of Rose Aircraft in Mena, Arkansas. She was a very devoted member of the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church, where she taught special needs Sunday school, sang in the choir, and went on many mission trips. She loved camping, traveling, bowling, and gardening. Norma was very family oriented and adored her family greatly. She especially loved spending time with and teaching her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren about their family history.

Norma is preceded in death by her parents, and her husbands, Jack Rose, Bob Fields, and Charles Stricklin; infant son, Steven Ray Rose; brother, Donald Wayne Miller; sisters, Wanda Stricklin McDaniel, Billie McDaniel, Verna Mae Snitker Stricklin; and grand daughter, Michelle Lunsford.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Sloan and husband Doug;  sons, Keith Rose and wife Lisa, Kent Rose and wife Julie; her stepdaughter, Janet Shreve and husband Kelly; grandchildren, Jennifer Brewer and husband Daniel, Jaclyn Rose, Brittany Rose, Jonathan Rose and wife Sierra, Sarah Jo Rose, Nera Polkinghorn and husband Adam, Stephanie Laney and husband John Mark, Chris Rose, Adrienne Wallace and husband Taylor, Nick Rose, Nathan Sloan and wife Jessica, Nikki Sloan, Marie Fields-Chism and husband Jason, James Lunsford, Taylor Lunsford and wife Alyssa, Dalton Lunsford, and Angel Lunsford; brother, Kenny Miller and wife Lynn; sister, Linda Owens and husband Richard. 

Funeral Services for Mrs. Stricklin will be held Friday, December 17, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church in Mena, Arkansas. Interment will follow at the Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas. Brother Roy Conaster will be officiating, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. 

Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, December 16, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers are Nathan Sloan, Jonathan Rose, Chris Rose, Nick Rose, Daniel Brewer, and John Mark Laney

Honorary Pallbearers are her nephews.

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