Barbara Jean Ramsey Fent

March 19, 1932July 4, 2018

Barbara Jean Ramsey Fent, 86 of Ft. Smith, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. She was born March 19, 1932 in Sudan, TX to the late Leland and Alta Ramsey. She was a local artist working with the Ft. Smith Art Center. Her other interests included being an avid reader, genealogy research and sailing. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, H. Donald Fent and her brother Donald Ramsey.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Cremation is under the direction of Fentress Mortuary in Ft. Smith.

Barbara is survived by her three daughters; Cynthia Eisen and her husband Giora of Delaware, Jayme Tucker and her husband Daniel of Muldrow, OK and Laurie O’Hare of Ft. Smith, her six grandchildren; Gabriella Fahrer, Sivan Perdue, Talia Eisen, Jessica Michael, Shane Szczerba and Ezekiel Payne, as well as her 11 Great Grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent in her memory to the Ft. Smith Regional Art Museum (Ram) at 1601 Rogers Ave., Ft. Smith, AR 72901 or online at


  • Private Service at a later date.

Barbara Jean Ramsey Fent

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Marcia Tomlin

July 9, 2018

Laurie, so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many memories of your mom, from picking us up from school in our carpool to watching the Sunday afternoon classic scary movies. Seems like another lifetime ago.
I never realized how much you two looked alike until I saw her picture on this site.
God bless and comfort you and your whole family.
Marcia Adams Tomlin