LADONNA LYNN (YARBROUGH) ALLEN, 64, of Lonoke, a loving wife, mother, sister and “Nana” peacefully passed away on Christmas morning, December 25, 2018 – her favorite day of the year – after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
LaDonna was born on April 5, 1954 in Searcy to the late Charles and Hilda Yarbrough and graduated from Searcy High School. She was a people person and spent her life in childcare and sales.
LaDonna loved camping and being on the water, whether it was a pool, a lake, or the beach. She cherished holidays and birthdays, always focusing on making family and friends feel special. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids. She was the best “Nana” anyone could ever imagine.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Phillip Allen. She is survived by her children, Rick Harvey (Jennifer), Ryan Harvey (Taye), Amanda Hall (Justin), Nathan Allen (Gina) and Candice Ahearn (Steven); 13 grandchildren; one sister, Renee Deaton; one brother, Keith Yarbrough and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street in Jacksonville with funeral services to follow at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.
The family would like to extend a special heartfelt thanks to Dr. Sarah Harrington and the amazing staffs at UAMS and the Arkansas Hospice Ottenheimer Inpatient Center for exceptional care during LaDonna’s final days.