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Callison-Lough Funeral Home

605 W Central, Bentonville, AR

OBITUARY

Helen Raye DeShields

February 21, 1932July 29, 2019
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Helen Raye DeShields, 87, of Bentonville passed away Monday, July 29, 2019. Mrs. DeShields was born February 21, 1932 in Lead Hill, Arkansas to the late Amos McKinley Clarkson and Maude Irene Stinnett Clarkson. Helen was also preceded by 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Survivors include her husband of 72 years, John DeShields; her children, Lori Hale (Tim) and Gary DeShields (Joyce) both of Bentonville; 2 granddaughters, Jennifer DeShields of Bella Vista and Erin Holder (Joshua) of Rogers; a grandson, Joshua DeShields (Sarah) of Bentonville; 5 great-grandchildren, Jordan, John, Destinee, Emilia and Olivia; a sister, Wanda Akins of Bentonville; a brother, Jimmy Clarkson (Imogene) of Bergman; numerous extended family members and dear friends. Helen loved taking care of her family! Whether it be cooking an amazing meal or babysitting, she loved and took care of her family. She also enjoyed gardening, being involved in Hope Church, where she was a member, reading her Bible and in earlier years, camping. Her funeral service will be at 2:00pm, Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Hope Church, 1700 SE Moberly Lane in Bentonville with interment to follow in Bentonville Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Rd, Springdale, AR 72762 or www.nwacircleoflife.com Arrangements are under the care of Callison-Lough Funeral Home in Bentonville. Condolences may be expressed at www.CallisonLoughFH.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joshua DeShields
  • John David DeShields
  • Joshua Holder
  • Joe Nowlin
  • Brad Fisher
  • Rodolfo (Chaco) Hernandez

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 1, 2019

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Joy Womack Newberry

August 15, 2019

Helen was delightfully sweet and kind.
It has been many years since I have seen her. I remember her more from my school years (long time ago).
John, Lori, Gary and Family,
I am so sorry for your great loss of Helen. Each of you are in my prayers.
Hugs
Joy Womack Newberry

Debbie DeShields

August 1, 2019

Helen was an exceptional woman. Her talents were many and among them was her ability to make any food taste amazing. Dinners at her house were always something to look forward to. I don’t recall a single meal where there wasn’t some form of homemade dessert. One of my favorite was her vanilla ice cream with whatever fruit you desired. As my children were growing up, I could always count on her to keep watch over her grandchildren at play. There was never a weekend that she didn’t have the kids over to spend the night and later, her great-grandchildren. I remember the day I brought my first born, my son, home from the hospital. We had an extended stay at the hospital and I was not well when we came home. We stayed with Helen and John for a few days until I felt better. Helen was thrilled to be able to take care of that baby! Their bond was sealed in those few days-a bond that has lasted a lifetime. When my daughter was born, Helen made sure I had everything I needed at home to make things easier. I have always admired and loved Helen. She was a good mother-in-law and I always enjoyed our hour-long talks, whether by visit or phone. I will miss her smile.

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