Edwards Funeral Home


Isabelle "Duerr" Birnbaum

March 7, 1927September 18, 2021

Isabelle (Duerr) Birnbaum, 94, left us peacefully on September 18, 2021, to meet her Lord and Savior. She was born on March 7, 1927 in Radcliff, Arkansas to Otto Woerner and Helen Erman Woerner. She worked at Italiano’s Italian Restaurant for more than twenty years. Isabelle was a lifetime member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and served for more than thirty years as the Sacristan. She loved spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andrew E. Duerr; one son, Dennis A. Duerr.

Isabelle is survived by four daughters, Donna Simms of Fort Smith, Deborah Hartley-Bowman (Phillip) of Baxter Springs, KS, Diane Binyon (Clay) of Fort Smith, Doreen Williams of Fort Smith; four sons, Daniel Duerr (Patty) of Russellville, David Duerr (Beth) of Fayetteville, Dale Duerr (Shelly) of Springdale and Delmar Duerr (Carol) of Fayetteville; one brother Phillip Woerner of Georgia; twenty-four grandchildren; thirty-eight great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Mass will be 10 AM, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 PM till 6 PM, Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Rosary will begin 6 PM, immediately following visitation at Edwards Funeral Home. Arrangements are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

  • Rosary

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021


Isabelle "Duerr" Birnbaum

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Patti Logan

September 22, 2021

Isabelle was such a lovely Christian lady! She always made IC Church look beautiful every Sunday. She will be missed by all the Catholics and everyone whose life she touched. I will miss her so much!!

Grayson Chambers

September 22, 2021

We were so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Much love, Grayson and Robbi

Dorothy Lawrence

September 21, 2021

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a great Lady and 1st cousin. I always remembered her at all the IC functions when my sister Helen's grandchildren were Baptised and made their first communion. She was a great example of a good Christian woman for all of you. May the grace of God be with you in this trying time.

Alicia Minden

September 20, 2021

Donna, sorry to read of your mother's death. May she now rest in peace.