Violet Louise Smedley, age 84, of Mena passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Mena.
She was born September 18, 1929 in Prescott, Arizona to the late Cody Frank Cheek and the late Eunice Emma Wilson Cheek. Louise was married to the late Frank Smedley. She lived in Polk County since 1939 and was a loving and kind homemaker. Louise loved to travel, sing, quilt and enjoyed life to the fullest. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all who knew her. She will be missed dearly by all.
She is survived by her children, Larry Kesterson and wife, Dola, of Mena, Arkansas; and Linda Saferin and husband, Steve, of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren, David Kesterson of Atlanta, Georgia;
Adam Kesterson of Van Buren, Arkansas; Matthew Kesterson of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Kenya Kesterson of Kansas City, Missouri; Jimmy Kesterson of Kansas City, Missouri; Traci Kesterson of Kansas City, Missouri; several great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Sandy Kesterson of Kansas City, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cody Frank and Eunice Emma Cheek, son, Gary Kesterson, husband, Frank Smedley, brothers, Dale Cheek, Frank Cheek, Clint Cheek, Bill Cheek and sister, Pauline Chism.
Funeral services will be Saturday, September 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Pastor Beverly Thomas officiating. Mr. Steve Saferin will speak at the service. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Honorary pallbearers will be David Kesterson, Matthew Kesterson, Adam Kesterson, Darrell Loar, Brian Cheek and Kenneth Hughes.