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Beverly Odell Irwin Chandler, 71

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.

A Family Hosted Memorial Service will be Saturday, May 26, 11:30 am, at Higginson Park, Higginson AR.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.

 

4 Comments

  • Kelly Crutchfield Gore Posted May 18, 2018 11:36 PM

    Beverly loved Mama they were best friends. Beverly always helped Mama with us younger kids. Beverly and Junior would keep 3 or 4 of us kids during the summers, I am Thankful that God gave us a smart and tough big sister. I love you and I thank God for taking you to heaven with Mama, Jimmy (Brother) Cindy (sister). When we all get to heaven what a day of rejoicing it will be, When we all see Jesus we will sing and shout the victory.

  • Kelly Crutchfield Gore Posted May 18, 2018 11:38 PM

    I am Thankful that God gave us a smart and tough big sister. I love you and I thank God for taking you to heaven with Mama, Jimmy (Brother) Cindy (sister). When we all get to heaven what a day of rejoicing it will be, When we all see Jesus we will sing and shout the victory.

  • Rick and Debbie Dutton Posted May 19, 2018 9:56 AM

    Praying for the whole family.

  • Verla Posted May 21, 2018 12:47 PM

    So sorry for your loss prayers for the family

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