Barbara Jean Stirling

Friday, November 22, 2019

Barbara Jean Stirling, 84, of Leachville, passed from this life, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Monette. Born in the Delfore community near Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Bon Cunningham Sevier. She was a 1952 graduate of Leachville High School and had been a resident of Leachville most of her life. She was a retired nurse’s aide, having worked for the former Lane’s Nursing Home in Monette and Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Barbara enjoyed working outside in her yard and gardening. She was a member of the Leachville Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Sevier.

Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Helms and Karen Rece, both of Leachville. She also leaves three grandchildren, Vincent Rece (Chasity), Nicholas Rece (Charles) and Jeremy Helms; and three great-grandchildren, Abigail Rece, Noah Holt and Gavin Holt.

A memorial service was held 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Howard Funeral and Cremation Service Chapel in Leachville with Pastor Albert Camp officiating. The family received visitors Thursday from 5 p.m. until service time.

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