Helen Marie Kremer

January 18, 1923January 10, 2014

Helen Marie Kremer, 90 of Ft. Smith passed away Friday, January 10, 2014. She was born January 18, 1923 in Prairie View, AR to the late August Frank Werner and Katie Hatwig Werner. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Barling. Mrs. Kremer was retired from JCPenney’s. Mrs. Kremer was a member of the Eagle’s Club and the Dervish Club. Mr. & Mrs. Kremer loved Ballroom dancing and won many awards. In 2013 the Kremer’s were awarded the Longest Married Catholic Couple in the State of Arkansas Award for 72 years of Marriage. Mrs. Kremer had many talents and hobbies; she played the organ, painted, knitted, raised dogs, loved flowers, loved to fish, and collected angels. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters; Tillie Forst, and Stella Bender.

Rosary will be said at 7:00 PM Monday, January 13, 2014 at Fentress Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Barling with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary in Ft. Smith.

Mrs. Kremer is survived by her husband of 72 years Bernard Kremer of the home, her daughter Barbara Peterson and her husband Tim of Ft. Smith, three sons; Fenton Kremer and his wife Theda of Pleasanton, CA, Bernard L. Kremer and his wife Holly of Ft. Smith and Allen Kremer and his wife Glenda of Liberty Township, OH. Mrs. Kremer is also survived by one Sister Mildred Furstenburg of Paris as well as 11 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren, and three Great, Great, Grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Peterson, Colin Peterson, Craig Kremer, Paul Leskovac, Jacob Leskovac, and Gerald Forst.

Memorials may be sent to the Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church 1301 Frank Street Barling, AR 72923.


  • Rosary Monday, January 13, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Helen Marie Kremer

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Lynne Kremer Coan

January 16, 2014

I will always remember Aunt Helen's sweet gentle nature. She made me feel very special and loved. She and Uncle Bernie will always have a very special place in my heart. Their marriage was such a model for us all. All my love to Uncle Bernie and family.

Todd & Jessica Bridgeman

January 15, 2014

We were sorry to hear of the loss of such a Beautiful Women. It was such a pleasure to get to know Helen and to have the opportunity to serve her in special way during our time as Managers at Butterfield Place. I'm sure the entire community will feel her loss. With all our LOVE!
Todd & Jessica Bridgeman

Sarah Forst-Davis

January 14, 2014

My memories of Helen goes way back to all the family get togethers on Mother's Day; Fathers Day and all the Christmases we shared Loved her very much

Patty Seibold

January 14, 2014

Helen was such a dignified lady, gracious and sweet-spirited. She fought through so many challenges and always amazed everyone. God's blessings to all the family. May He give you peace in your memories.

Mike McCaig

January 14, 2014

I'am very sorry to hear of your loss, please accept my condolences and hope the family can start healing soon. All things get easier with time, God Bless the Kremer family in the time of sorrow.
Mike McCaig, Booneville, Ar.

Ruthie Kremer-Griffith

January 13, 2014

Uncle Burnie, Aunt Helen and you were always two of my favorite people. You were a beautiful couple. I will always have fond memories and so much respect for her and you. Just hang on to the wonderful memories you have made and they will help you through this time. Much love for you and your family

Cheryl LaRue

January 12, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss! We were so blessed to have Bernie & Helen as neighbors...they quickly became more like family. Kaitlyn spent many hours next door visiting. Helen always made her feel special! Helen made quite the impact on my family!

Sharon Mailand

January 12, 2014

I will always have many fond memories of my aunt Helen, she will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Albert Mac Dade

January 12, 2014

Dear Mr. Kremer & Family,

Very sad to hear of Helen's passing.
A sweet, graceful, memorable, courageous , lady.
All kind & heartfelt regards,

A. Mac Dade