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McConnell Funeral Home

137 North Main Street, Greenwood, AR

OBITUARY

Dona Sue Cochran Ellenwood

October 16, 1959October 20, 2011

Dona Sue Cochran Ellenwood, 52, of Milltown, AR, died Thursday, October 20, 2011 in her home. She was born October 16, 1959 in Prairie Grove, AR. Sue was a homemaker, member of Greenwood First Baptist Church, member of La Leche League International, Faith Home School, and a retired social worker. She completed the 2008 Walt Disney World Marathon two years after being diagnosed with cancer. She graduated with an Associate Art Degree from Colley College, and with Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her father, Harrell Cochran.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Drew Samuel Ellenwood of the home; two daughters, Lucy Wright and husband, Matt, of Norman, OK, and Meredith Ellenwood of the home; two sons, Samuel Ellenwood of Fort Smith, and Griffin Ellenwood of the home; two sisters, Sara Whisler of Little Elm, TX, and Angie Cochran of Tulsa, and her mother, Ruby Cochran of Greenwood.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 24 at the Greenwood First Baptist Church with burial at Dawson Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing will be 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Feero, Ken Frederick, Kevin Thralkill, Dr. T. Wade Toalson, Greg Cabe, and David Purifoy.

Memorials may be made to Student Work Development, 435 W. Boyd, Norman, OK 73069.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.mcconnellfh.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, October 24, 2011

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Kayla Taylor

November 12, 2011

Dear Drew,

I treasured all of our time together in college and beyond. Nobody said it like our chief. My heart goes out to you and your family. Dona was a gift to all of us.

Peace,

Billy Holt

November 9, 2011

Dona was one of those rare people you never forget. She was one of my favorite classmates; she was smart, funny, so very talented, and one of the nicest people I've ever met. My prayers are with her family, as I understand what a treasure they, and all the rest of us, have lost.

Earlene Craft

November 8, 2011

May the Lord be with the whole family in your time of need with His comfort. Dona Sue was a very sweet & loving classmate whom I was honored to have known.

Paula Walkingstick (Flippo)

November 7, 2011

My prayers are with you and your family. Donna was a lovely person and liked by all in our class. She will be greatly missed.

melanie garner

October 25, 2011

dear drew and family,
our thoughts and prayers are with you all. remembering all our good times in sunday school, those special christmas parties, we made ginger bread houses for the kids, and who could forget the " denture " tongs for ice !!!!! and i will always remember dona carried each baby with her " sling " wrapped around her. mark and melanie garner (fort smith, Ar )

JOE HENDRICKSON

October 25, 2011

TO THE FAMILY OF DONNA SUE, I AM PRAYING FOR YOU DURING THIS TIME OF SORROW. GROWING UP AROUND DONNA SUE, I SAW THE SWEET AND GENTLE SIDE THAT SHE HAS ALWAYS SHOWN EVERYBODY SHE HAS BEEN AROUND. SHE WILL BE MISSED SO MUCH. MUCH NEEDED PRAYERS GO TO THE FAMILY DURING THIS TIME OF GRIEF.

Marilin Branum

October 24, 2011

I feel truly blessed to have shared 4-H adventures and homeschool encouragement with Dona. She will remain a source of encouragement in my heart. Our family is here to support your family in any way we can. Our love and prayers.

Kim Acord

October 23, 2011

Dr Drew & family,
Please accept my heart felt thoughts and prayers during the loss of such a wonderful lady. I know that God will extend to you every mercy during this difficult time. Always know this isn't goodbye

Carol Helmbacher

October 23, 2011

Drew and family, Our love and sympathy goes out to all of you. Dona was a beautiful person inside and out. Her love and committment to her Lord and to her family was an inspiration to all who knew her. May God comfort you with the knowledge that you will be reunited one day!
Neal and Carol Helmbacher

October 23, 2011

We are praying for you and your family Drew. With our love,

Charles and Kay Whitlow

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