Young’s Funeral Directors

508 Champagnolle, El Dorado, AR


Margaret Jane Pirnique

August 14, 1941March 19, 2020

Margaret Jane Kelley Pirnique was born in Bauxite, Arkansas on August 14, 1941 and died in El Dorado, Arkansas on March 19, 2020. As a lifelong learner, Jane excelled as a student in the Benton school district and then at Hendrix College where she graduated in 1963 with her Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She then went on to work for Dr. Arthur Haut at UAMS as a research assistant in hematology, and it was there where she met Allan Pirnique. They were married in the summer of 1964 and shared 55 wonderful years together.

In 1970 the couple moved to El Dorado, Arkansas where Jane taught in the public schools and worked as a special assistant to the school superintendent, Mr. Robert Watson. She was proud to be a part of building the foundation for the El Dorado Promise which gives all students an opportunity for a college education. While doing all of this, she took geology courses from Louisiana Tech University and completed her Master of Education in Science at Southern Arkansas University.

Jane and Allan along with their sons, David and Michael, took many memorable trips which included Florida, Colorado, and Czechoslovakia to name a few. In 1994, the whole family set out to build a cabin deep in the heart of the Ozarks. Jane drew the plans, and soon the Pirnique’s enjoyed vacationing in their cedar log home nestled along the Piney Creek near Calico Rock. They loved fly fishing for trout and smallmouth bass, swimming in the clear crisp waters, or simply sitting on the deck in the light fog on a June morning. It is nice.

Jane was a proud, longtime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church of El Dorado. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Margaret Kelley and brother-in-law, Frank Pirnique. She is survived by her husband Allan, sons David of Little Rock, AR and Michael (Amber and her children, Elizabeth and Olivia Carter) of Vilonia, AR, and her granddaughter, Baby Pirnique, due in May. She wanted to be called Grand Mommy Jane. She is also survived by her brother, Jim (Sherry) Kelley, Benton, AR, nephew Jonathan (Lauren) Kelley, El Dorado, AR, niece Meredith (Ryan) Hankins, Birmingham, AL, sister-in-law, Carol (Alf) Williams, Little Rock, AR along with their children Gray (Lan) Williams, New York, NY and Amy Hartsell, and Frank (Mary) Pirnique’s daughter Kristi Kozney, Denver, CO. Jane was a very active person who wanted most to help people find their path. She did a good job.

In keeping with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations regarding public gatherings there will be no public visitation or services at this time.

Condolences may be expressed at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

Memorial donations may be made to Hendrix College, Office of Advancement, 1600 Washington Avenue, Conway, AR 72032; The South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 East 5th Street, El Dorado 71730; or St. Paul United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 700 West Eighth Street, El Dorado, AR 71730.


  • In keeping with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendationbs regarding public gatherings there will be no public visitation or services at this time. Please express your condolences at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.


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Richard Dietzen

April 4, 2020

Allan, David and Michael, bless you for your care and love for Janie. I am sorry for your loss.
Allan, I know this was not easy but you came through as always.
Her nature was always exemplified by her constant welcome of friendly recognition, inquiry as to families and social graces.
I hope you have time together to remember the best times, rest and heal.

Sue Stanley

April 1, 2020

I met Mrs. Pirnique the year she had my son in science. We moved to El Dorado the year before, the adjustment was difficult for the kids. My oldest was in Resource classes and during a meeting for IEP, one of his teachers said he couldn't learn. This wonderful lady stood up and told her she was wrong, that you just had to teach him the way he learns. That was something neither he or I have forgotten. He is now a Lt. with the El Dorado Fire Department and she gave him a love for science and great respect for her.
She will be missed by my family. We will always be grateful for this great teacher.

Holly Riggs

March 30, 2020

Oh sweet mrs janie. How we will miss seeing your sweet self on monday mornings.

Mr allan we love you and you and your family are in our prayers.

Bill Odom

March 25, 2020

Jane was so full of energy and spirit. I remember her smile and laughter. She was an excellent teacher to some of our children. A gracious lady in so many ways.

Marlo Krueger

March 24, 2020

Allan & Jim and family,
My dad was a good friend of the Kelleys. I remember Janie as one who loved life and lived it to the fullest. I haven't seen her in ages, but I know she will be missed. I will keep the family in my prayers during this time of grief.
(Mrs.) Marlo Krueger

Rita Taunton

March 24, 2020

Alan, David, Michael & Family,
I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers as you experience the loss of Janie...I have many fond memories from the days of tennis tournaments, tennis trips and sleep-overs...you all have a special place in my heart. I am so sorry about your loss...I have been staying in trying to exercise good judgement and the COVID19 scare. I hope you are all well and using this time of isolation for reminiscing with family. I will check in on you when this pandemic passes.
Love to all,
Rita Taunton

nancy rector

March 24, 2020

Alan, sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Janie and you.

Dolores Nunnally

March 23, 2020

Janie was always a special person to me. So sweet and complimentary I always loved to talk to she and Dr Pernique, when I saw them. To my favorite doctor, for many years, my heart goes out to you. Prayers, sympathy, and love to you. RIP Janie Pernique

Norma & Sandy Rubin

March 23, 2020

Hard to believe Janey is gone. Where did the years go. Janey and I worked together in Dr. Arthur Haut’s lab 1966-1970, and we were best friends. Sandy and Allan were residents at the same time at UAMS. We had so much fun together. So many memories from those years, and the years that followed, as we started our families and eventually all moved from Little Rock. But we kept in touch during those years and got together for visits - sadly not nearly often enough. Allan, David, and Michael, Sandy and I are so sorry. Our hearts go out to you. Sending our love.

Vivian Tucker

March 23, 2020

Dr. Pirnique, I am so sorry for your loss. Vivian Tucker