OBITUARY

Jeanne M. (Webster) Fletcher

March 14, 1932April 9, 2018
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Jeanne Marlane Fletcher, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, April 9, 2018. She was born, March 14, 1932 to the late Guy Smith Webster and Hazel Alabama Whitmarsh Webster. Jeanne graduated from Fort Smith High School, class of 1950. She was a devout Christian and served on several committees in her church. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Fort Smith. She was the owner of Country Corner in Van Buren, AR. Jeanne was a loving wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

Jeanne is survived by her husband of 67 years, Bobby Eugene Fletcher of Fort Smith; two sons, Bobby and his wife Dorinda, and Guy and his wife Lisa; two daughters, Laura and her husband Robert Donoho, and Lucy Barnes, all of Fort Smith; ten grandchildren, Riley Drew Donoho and wife Joni, Kate Donoho Hughes and husband Mike, and Eric Barnes, all of Fort Smith, Charlotte Donoho Beatty and husband Adam, of Norman, OK, Natalie Fletcher Carter and husband Ryan, of Monument, Colorado, Kevin Barnes, and Elizabeth Fletcher of Fayetteville, AR, Meredith Fletcher Therrien and husband Alex of Zionsville, IN, Olivia Fletcher of Siloam Springs, AR and Marlane Barnes of Los Angelos, CA; and eleven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Oak Cemetery all under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

The family will greet friends at Edwards Funeral Home on Thursday from 5-7 PM. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 2301 Midland, Fort Smith, AR 72904.

To sign an online guestbook visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Bobby Eugene Fletcher, Husband of 67 years
  • Bobby Fletcher and wife Dorinda, Son
  • Guy Fletcher and wife Lisa, Son
  • Laura Donoho and husband Robert, Daughter
  • Lucy Barnes, Daughter
  • Guy and Hazel Webster, Parents
  • Riley Drew Donoho and wife Joni, Grandchild
  • Kate Donoho Hughes and husband Mike, Grandchild
  • Eric Barnes, Grandchild
  • Charlotte Donoho Beatty and husband Adam, Grandchild
  • Natalie Fletcher Carter and husband Ryan, Grandchild
  • Kevin Barnes, Grandchild
  • Elizabeth Fletcher, Grandchild
  • Meredith Fletcher Therrien and husband Alex, Grandchild
  • Olivia Fletcher, Grandchild
  • Marlane Barnes, Grandchild
  • Jeanne is also survived by her eleven great grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mike Hughes, Active
  • Katharine Hughes, Active
  • Riley Donoho, Active
  • Joni Donoho, Active
  • Olivia Fletcher, Active
  • Elizabeth Fletcher, Active
  • Charlotte Beatty, Active
  • Adam Beatty, Active
  • Meredith Therrien, Active
  • Alex Therrien, Active
  • Ryan Carter, Active
  • Natalie Carter, Active
  • Marlane Barnes, Active
  • Eric Barnes, Honorary
  • Kevin Barnes, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Calvary Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Jeanne M. (Webster) Fletcher

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Laura Lee Donoho

April 12, 2018

My Mother was the North Star to me, all my life. She leaves me wanting more. Ethel Barrymore stated once that to be a great actor, you have to leave them wanting more. My Mother wasn't an actress but she really knew the craft. In whatever state our family and life was going through, happiness or stormy weather, Mother was the calm captain leading the ship. Daddy also depended on Mother's quiet competence and faith. Every day of our lives as children or even as grown adults, we could hear Daddy yelling, from somewhere in the house, "Jeanne!" Jeanne could solve whatever worry or problem that Daddy or any of us had.
Mother wasn't a singer but she had a soft, soothing voice. She sang to us a lot when we were children and to our grandchildren. She loved Opera Music and I remember looking at her carefully preserved record albums. She encouraged Lucy's and my singing and was always there with us when we performed. I remember going with her to the old Boston Store to pick out beautiful fabric for our outfits, which was then lovingly sewed to perfection by her Mother, Hazel Alabama Whitmarsh. Mother's Daddy gave us an old player piano so I could take piano lessons from the daughter of the lady who taught my Mother. I remember Mother walking me to piano practice to Mrs. Dickey's house and after an hour she would walk the three blocks to take me home. mother had a really good ear for music and was our very own critic. Lucy and I aimed for perfection and didn't slough off any performance because we wanted to please Mother and Daddy.
Mother loved animals and never turned away a stray. We had dogs, cats, a pet chicken, a horse, a donkey, a Billy goat and multiple turtles and frogs. She would rub our backs unendingly to sooth away our heartbreaks over a pet's death. She and Daddy taught us the sacredness of life through their care of our pets.
Every night when we were little, Mother lead us in prayer. She would read us a Bible story and then she taught us to pray for others.

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Jeanne and Bob's Wedding Day, June 11th, 1950

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Jeanne and Bob's Wedding Day

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At Church

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Easter

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Natalie visited Country Corner

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Daddy and Mother

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A Fun Day

Biography

Jeanne Marlane Fletcher, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, April 9, 2018. She was born, March 14, 1932 to the late Guy Smith Webster and Hazel Alabama Whitmarsh Webster. Jeanne graduated from Fort Smith High School, class of 1950. She was a devout Christian and served on several committees in her church. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Fort Smith. She was the owner of Country Corner in Van Buren, AR. Jeanne was a loving wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

Jeanne is survived by her husband of 67 years, Bobby Eugene Fletcher of Fort Smith; two sons, Bobby and his wife Dorinda, and Guy and his wife Lisa; two daughters, Laura and her husband Robert Donoho, and Lucy Barnes, all of Fort Smith; ten grandchildren, Riley Drew Donoho and wife Joni, Kate Donoho Hughes and husband Mike, and Eric Barnes, all of Fort Smith, Charlotte Donoho Beatty and husband Adam, of Norman, OK, Natalie Fletcher Carter and husband Ryan, of Monument, Colorado, Kevin Barnes, and Elizabeth Fletcher of Fayetteville, AR, Meredith Fletcher Therrien and husband Alex of Zionsville, IN, Olivia Fletcher of Siloam Springs, AR and Marlane Barnes of Los Angelos, CA; and eleven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Oak Cemetery all under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

The family will greet friends at Edwards Funeral Home on Thursday from 5-7 PM. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 2301 Midland, Fort Smith, AR 72904.

To sign an online guestbook visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com