Beverly Odell Irwin Chandler, age 71, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Oakdale Nursing Home in Jusdonia.
She was the first-born child of Ida Jean Cariker Irwin Crutchfield. Her father was Walter Irwin. She was born on March 13, 1947 in McClelland, Arkansas. When she was a small child her mother and step-father moved her and her baby sister Betty to Chicago, Illinois where she spent most of her youth. When she was sixteen her and her family returned to Arkansas where she met and fell in love with Junior (Walter) Chandler. They made their home in and around Gregory and Augusta, close to her birth place. She had a love for history and reading love stories; she authored a Harlequin Romance novel. She loved sewing clothes for family members before eye went bad; however, her all-time favorite pastime was going to Walmart. In her early adult life, she worked as a nurse’s aide, and in her later years she worked at Walmart Distribution until she retired.
Beverly was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years Walter Junior Chandler; her mother Ida Jean Crutchfield; her step-father; one brother Jimmy Crutchfield and one sister Cindy Darby.
She is survived by her sons Johnny Irwin of Judsonia, AR, Walter (CeceliaKay) Chandler of West Point, AR, one daughter Elizabeth Chandler of Bradford, AR, grandchildren Walter Chandler, Jr., and Avery Chandler of West Point, AR, Nicholas Chandler of Batesville, AR, and Josette Chandler of Batesville, AR; three brothers and nine sisters who are all over the United States.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.