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Verna E. Cunningham

Verna Cunningham Pic-1Verna E. Cunningham, age 90, of Mena, died Tuesday June 7, 2016 at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab.  She was born on Monday, December 28, 1925 to Zenith and Susie Isabel Purdue Patten in Half Way, Missouri.

Verna was a lady of integrity and honesty and lived her life as a Christian.  She always saw the good in people and helping them when they were in need and never met a stranger.  Verna loved her family and loved spending time with them.  She took great pride in her sons and was proud of each of them.  She enjoyed raising Iris’ and wildflowers in her flower beds.  Some of Verna’s hobbies were making stuff from anything left over and turn it into a treasure. Also she enjoyed sewing, quilting and cooking.  Verna was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by, her parents; her husband, Dee Cunningham; one grandson, Vester Parks II.

Verna is survived by, three sons and daughters in law, Ves and Donna Parks of Mena, Ernal and Tena Cunningham of Mena and Jeff and Phyllis Cunningham of Mena; one brother, Curtis Patten and wife, Shirley of Medon, Tennessee; two sisters, Dola Head of Mena and Della Davis of Mena; four special young people in her life, Jean Ann, Greg, Linda and Sue; thirteen grandchildren; twenty seven great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Brother Tim Rose officiating.  Interment will follow in the Old Dallas Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, June 10, 2016 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel.

Pallbearers will be, Slade Cunningham, Brandon Cunningham, Nick Cunningham, Chris Anderson, Mike Parks, Mark Willingham and Jim Davis.

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