Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Lou Anna Schoen

March 23, 1939August 1, 2019
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Lou Anna Schoen, 80, of Barling passed from this life August 1, 2019 in Fort Smith. She was born March 23, 1939 in Massard, Arkansas to the late Kermit Lyons and Mildred Lyons Davis. Lou Anna is survived by her husband Joe “Sonny” Schoen; her children: Janet Ellis, Sherrill Heathcock & husband Roger, Ginger Heston & fiancé Calvin and Mark Schoen & wife Tammy; four grandchildren: Kevin Reed & wife Terra, Audra Abel & husband Joey, Cheston Ellis & girlfriend Heather and Jake Heston. Nine great grandchildren: Caleb, Kaylee, Caitlin, Nathan, Maddie, Ainslee, Laynee, Parker and Piper; her sister Linda Hay Gilbert. Her nephew Marty Hay & wife Cindy, their daughter Lyla, as well as many other nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter Joanna “Jojo” Schoen. Lou Anna was a loving wife of 63 years, a very caring and devoted mother and an amazing Nana! We regarded her as the oak tree of the family, the person in whom we could draw strength in our times of need. She always seemed to know what was needed of her. She always had a giving heart, a shoulder to cry on, or just an ear to listen. She loved to cook, and was always more than willing to prepare a meal for her family and congregation. She was a very talented seamstress making many of her kids clothes growing up. Lou Anna was such a sweet and loving person and will be missed by everyone. Pallbearers will be: Bill Baggett, Bryan Hanna, Jamie Pike, Bill Rogers, Bill Schoen and Randy Sharp. Funeral services will be 11:00am Monday August 5th, 2019 at Barling First Baptist Church, with burial following at Barling City Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 2pm-4pm Sunday August 4th, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Sunday, August 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 5, 2019


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Mary Jane Duerr

August 5, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I know the loss of a mother is hard. It is like losing an anchor.

Randy Reed

August 3, 2019

Wonderful. Person,mother in law.cook. voice. BLESSING.
Prayers for all left to grieve. BLESSINGS love yall


August 3, 2019

I am so saddened by the passing of LouAnn. She was such a beautiful person. Growing up, Jojo and I were basically inseperatable so I practically lived at her house. Lou Ann and Sonny always treated me as if I were their own. I remember when JoJo passed, she told me to come over and pick out some things of Jojo’s for me to keep. Since then, I would stop by occasionally to visit with her. She was always warm and welcoming. Last winter I was driving by her house and I noticed a lot of smoke coming from the backside of the house. So much smoke, I thought the house might be on fire! I rang the doorbell and told Lou Ann about it. She laughed and said, “Oh, that’s just Sonny trying to build a fire in the fireplace”. You will be missed, Lou Ann. May you Rest In Peace.

Jacque (Turner) Evans

August 2, 2019

My deepest, sincere condolences.