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DeLois (Voegele) Mantooth, age 86

DeLois (Voegele) Mantooth, 86, of Jacksonville passed away on May 11, 2020.  She was born in McGehee, Arkansas on September 12, 1933 to the late Louis Carl and Nancy Ruth (Shaneyfelt) Voegele.

She was a member of the Bayou Meto Baptist Church, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all.  She loved to cook for her family and friends, spend time enjoying the outdoors including sports, skiing, and swimming.  She met her devoted, loving sweetheart, Opie Mantooth, over 70 years ago, in the 8th grade and they have been married for over 67 years.

She is preceded in death by her two brothers, four sisters, son Opie Louis Mantooth, Jr., granddaughter Stephanie Mantooth and son-in-law Kenneth F. Abbott, Jr.

DeLois leaves behind her loving husband, Opie Mantooth; her children Chris Abbott, of Cabot, Alan Mantooth (Mary Lynn) of Fayetteville, Ruth Moseley of Cabot and Ann Mantooth of Cabot; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one on the way, three great-great-grandchildren. Many friends and family will miss her deeply.

The family will be having a private entombment due to the current health situation.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Arkansas Food Bank.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  501-982-3400


  • Wendell Huggins Posted May 12, 2020 7:49 PM

    Alan my friend, you and your family are in my prayers 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  • Christine Abbott Posted May 12, 2020 8:13 PM

    I love you so much mother and I already miss you.

  • Christine Abbott Posted May 12, 2020 8:18 PM

    Love you mother

  • Vicki Holokahi Groomer Posted May 12, 2020 11:31 PM

    To all my Mantooth Family! I’m so sorry about DeLois. Alot of good Memories with her and all of you, whether it was at the dinner table or sitting in the Living room listening to Aunt Marie, or outside on the Horse!! I can’t imagine all of them having a Family Reunion, Louis, Stephanie, Ken and everyone else. I can’t wait to get to Heaven to see Jesus,,,My baby,,,and of course, Mother & Daddy. Don’t grieve for the loss,,,but love the Memories!! Love to you all,,,Vicki

  • Karen Ratliff Posted May 13, 2020 12:19 AM

    I’m sorry for another loss. Heaven is looking better and better. Love from the Bill Brown family.

  • Donna Scribner Posted May 13, 2020 12:46 AM

    So sorry to hear this. She was a sweet lady.

  • Pam Mantooth Posted May 13, 2020 2:03 AM

    Aunt DeLois was a warm and loving lady! I remember what a gracious hostess she was to anyone in her home! She gave my husband Rocky and I a beautiful wedding shower in her home! She made the best egg nog I have ever had! She was an excellent cook. I will always remember her warm smile and that she was such a gracious lady. I am most thankful that I will see her again in heaven. I am glad she was a Christian and that she made that most important decision of her life. She had a life well lived, She was a blessing to know! My prayers for peace to our family! Our love_ Rocky, Pam and Victoria Mantooth

  • Mark & Kim Taitt Posted May 13, 2020 7:02 AM

    So sorry for your lose. Mrs Mantooth was an amazing loved by all who knew her. Keeping your family in our prayers.

  • Gerald Brockman Posted May 13, 2020 7:48 AM

    Our Deepest Sympathies to Uncle Opie & all of his family. We always enjoyed visiting with her & will miss her.
    Gerald & Sheila Brockman

    Gerald & Sheila Brockman

  • Chock and Muriel Hopson Posted May 13, 2020 8:54 AM

    We love this family so much. ❤️ And 🙏 for all of you !!

  • David and Mary Mantooth Posted May 13, 2020 11:29 AM

    Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to Uncle Opie and all the family. Aunt DeLois will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her. We were always welcomed into her home with a big smile and hug. We certainly are sad for our loss, but we know she is in a better place and heaven is smiling.Virtual hugs to all from our family in Tennessee. We love you guys.

  • Mary McCrary Posted May 13, 2020 12:59 PM

    To Opie, our beloved Alan, Mary Lynn, Deanna and Daniel, Laura and David, Maureen and Jared; Chris and your families; Ruth, David and your family….it is with extreme sadness and sorrow that we write this. Our hearts are broken with you all. DeLois was such a gracious lady and a friend. We loved her and will miss her very much. There is comfort in knowing that she is now in the Sweet Arms of Jesus, and we all see her again someday. Our love and prayers go out to all of you, and all the Mantooth families. You all have been, and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers daily. We love you all dearly, and pray for God’s comfort for you all every day.
    Mom and Dad; Grammy and Grandpa; Mary Ann and George

  • Lois Cavin Posted May 13, 2020 1:06 PM

    I will miss My aunt but I will have memories of my stay in Hot Springs in the summer time going swimming and skiing. She is in heaven now no more pain and enjoying been with her family. She is the one that named me.

  • Sammye, Harold, Jeff and Heidi Auman Posted May 13, 2020 2:06 PM

    Dear dear Opie I am so so shocked and sorry to hear of the loss of Dear DeLois….I remember such good memories of she and Mother talking in our Breakfast Room at our home place in Hot Springs…they shared coffee and much advice was shared between the two of them….I wish I could have come home to see all of you but the loss of Peggy was my last trip home…we haven’t been able to have her Memorial due to the health situation. My Love, Prayers, thoughts of concern go out to all of you…give Chris a giant hug from me also Alan, Ruth Marie too…our deepest sympathies to you all…remember the wonderful good memories to treasure forever!!

    • Christine Abbott Posted May 13, 2020 3:48 PM

      Thank you so much yes we have lots of good memories.

      • Jim & Sue Abbott Posted May 13, 2020 9:10 PM

        Such a tragic loss to all who knew you. So many loved one’s who’ve gone before were there to welcome you to your Heavenly home. May you rest in Peace!
        Love and prayers to the family.

  • Sue Williford Posted May 13, 2020 3:37 PM

    My dear cousins and Uncle Opie, Y’all are in my prayers. I am so sorry Aunt DeLois has passed away. I loved her dearly I’m sure her heavenly family greeted her with open arms She was a very loving Lady I love you all. I wish you all well. Love your cousin Sue

  • Rose Mosley Posted May 13, 2020 9:11 PM

    Uncle Opie, I am thankful for the short visit Peggy & I had with you and Aunt DeLois last summer while Alan & Mary Lynn were with you. Aunt DeLois was a warm & caring person. I love you all and each of you are in mr prayers.

  • Sheila Hendrix Posted May 14, 2020 6:14 PM

    So Sorry for your loss. Keeping family and friend in prayer.

  • Vickie Hopson Meyers Posted May 14, 2020 10:59 PM

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.

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