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Trudy Sue Dugan West

Trudy Sue Dugan West

Trudy Sue Dugan West, age 80, of Mena, died Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Baptist Health in Fort Smith. She was born on Wednesday, January 24, 1940 to Harley and Elizabeth Anderson Dugan in Eagleton, Oklahoma.

Trudy was a good Christian woman who attended the Assembly of God Church in Mena. She had a beautifully optimistic spirit and would often say not to worry about tomorrow. Trudy was a terrific cook. People loved her Hungarian Goulash, taco salad, cornbread, and fried chicken. She was very talented at embroidery and loved gospel music and old country like Jean Watson. She was a passionate Missionette, working diligently for the women’s ministry. Her daughters and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren filled her life with joy and she cherished every moment spent with all of them. Trudy was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. West Sr.; one son, Glendol Gene Wilcox; five brothers, Joe Dugan, Doyle Dugan, Dale Dugan, Vandaley Dugan, and Theo Dugan.

Trudy is survived by her two daughters, Suzanne Willis of Mena, and Debra Wilcox Marshall of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; one brother, Chester Dugan in Houston, Texas; one sister, Margie Smallwood of Mena; four grandchildren, Debra and Jeffrey Thoma of Mena, Vernon and Christina Wilcox of Mena, Damon and Tina Miller of Pryor, Oklahoma, and Randall and Nicole Miller of Pryor, Oklahoma; thirteen great grandchildren, Tristan Miller, Austin Miller, Emmary Miller, Ethan Miller, Eian Miller, Erika Miller, Brittany Dulaney, James Dulaney, Alexia Thoma, Suzanne Lawrence, Tiffany Lawrence, Destiny Thoma, and Mary Nell Thoma; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. at the Cecil Chapel Cemetery in Vandervoort, Arkansas with Brother Ron Tilley officiating. Visitation will be general during office hours at Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.Clarence was of the Christian Faith and attended the Acorn Baptist Church. 

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