OBITUARY

Eleanor Gramling Forbes

September 26, 1932June 9, 2018
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Eleanor Gramling Forbes, 85, of Noel, Missouri, formerly of Hartford, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was born at Bishop, Virginia to Andrew and Helen Marie Martin. She was a beautiful woman from the inside out, talented baker who loved to feed the souls of others with her love and most of all was adored by all who knew her. For years, she cooked for the students of Hartford Schools and then in later years for those at Hartford and Mansfield Senior Centers. She attended Hartford Assembly of God Church.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, June 14 at Hartford Assembly of God Church with burial at Hartford Memorial Park under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing will be Wednesday from 2 – 7 p.m.at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 5 – 7 p.m.

She is survived by her husband, Barney Forbes; one daughter, Tina Durham and husband, David of Little Rock; three sons, Robert Chick and wife, Pamela of Hartford, William Chick and wife, Wilma of Hartford and Paul Gramling and wife, Michelle of Springdale; three step-children, Mary Correia and husband, Paul, Charles Forbes and wife Mary and Marty Luebker and husband, Herman; one brother, James Steele and wife, Iris of Mansfield; two sisters, Dean Luton of Mansfield and Wanda Suttles of Moore, Oklahoma; eighteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bernard L. Chick and Joe Gramling; her parents, Andrew and Helen Marie Martin; two sisters, Betty Woosley and Frances Keener and one brother, Morris Buck Steele.

Pallbearers will be Chris Chick, Kenneth Chick, Drake Wymer, Josiah Wymer, Cullen Pfeifer and Tras Pfeifer.

  • FAMILY

  • Mrs. Forbes is survived by her husband, Barney Forbes; one daughter, Tina Durham and husband, David of Little Rock; three sons, Robert Chick and wife, Pamela of Hartford, William Chick and wife, Wilma of Hartford and Paul Gramling and wife, Michelle of Springdale; three step-children, Mary Correia and husband, Paul, Charles Forbes and wife Mary and Marty Luebker and husband, Herman; one brother, James Steele and wife, Iris of Mansfield; two sisters, Dean Luton of Mansfield and Wanda Suttles of Moore, Oklahoma; eighteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bernard L. Chick and Joe Gramling; her parents, Andrew and Helen Marie Martin; two sisters, Betty Woosley and Frances Keener and one brother, Morris Buck Steele.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Chick
  • Kenneth Chick
  • Drake Wymer
  • Josiah Wymer
  • Cullen Pfeifer
  • Tras Pfeifer

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Eleanor Gramling Forbes

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Connie Bennett

June 13, 2018

From the staff and residents at Autmn Place we are very sorry for your loss of your wife and mother. We loved her dearly and we will miss her too.

Amy Condon

June 11, 2018

I was so sorry to hear about Aunt Eleanor’s passing. What a beautiful woman both inside and out. I will always treasure our conversations. Heaven has truly gained another beautiful angel. I am praying for peace, comfort and strength for all the family during this very difficult time. God bless. Rest In Peace Aunt Eleanor. I love you.

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Biography

Eleanor Gramling Forbes, 85, of Noel, Missouri, formerly of Hartford, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was born at Bishop, Virginia to Andrew and Helen Marie Martin. She was a beautiful woman from the inside out, talented baker who loved to feed the souls of others with her love and most of all was adored by all who knew her. For years, she cooked for the students of Hartford Schools and then in later years for those at Hartford and Mansfield Senior Centers. She attended Hartford Assembly of God Church.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, June 14 at Hartford Assembly of God Church with burial at Hartford Memorial Park under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing will be Wednesday from 2 – 7 p.m.at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 5 – 7 p.m.

She is survived by her husband, Barney Forbes; one daughter, Tina Durham and husband, David of Little Rock; three sons, Robert Chick and wife, Pamela of Hartford, William Chick and wife, Wilma of Hartford and Paul Gramling and wife, Michelle of Springdale; three step-children, Mary Correia and husband, Paul, Charles Forbes and wife Mary and Marty Luebker and husband, Herman; one brother, James Steele and wife, Iris of Mansfield; two sisters, Dean Luton of Mansfield and Wanda Suttles of Moore, Oklahoma; eighteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bernard L. Chick and Joe Gramling; her parents, Andrew and Helen Marie Martin; two sisters, Betty Woosley and Frances Keener and one brother, Morris Buck Steele.

Pallbearers will be Chris Chick, Kenneth Chick, Drake Wymer, Josiah Wymer, Cullen Pfeifer and Tras Pfeifer.

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