Leslie Jean Baty

March 26, 1957April 1, 2018

Leslie Jean Baty, 61, of Van Buren, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 in Fort Smith. She was born March 26, 1957. She was preceded in death by her husband, Columbus Baty, and her mother, Wanda Sue Barnwell.

She is survived by a daughter, Wendy Baty of Van Buren; a son, Charles Baty and wife Shannon of Pocahontas; five sisters, Tammy Barnwell of Enola, PA, Peyton Felts of Lewisberry, PA, Tracey Mowery of Harrisburg, PA, Robin Piel of Des Moines, IA, and Patricia Armstrong of Van Buren; a brother, Robert Piel of Waynesburg, PA; and two grandchildren, Autumn Gray of Van Buren, and Emily Baty of Pocahontas.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

Pallbearers will be Chris Armstrong, Howard Simmons, Kevin Meadows, and James Harris.

The family will visit with friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 5, 2018

Leslie Jean Baty

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Brenda (Barnwell) Scharf

April 4, 2018

My heart goes out to you at the loss of your mother. Praying our Lord comforts you and sustains you in the coming days and months.
My deepest sympathy to you Wendy and Charles.


April 3, 2018

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.