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Kelly ‘PK’ Standridge Warne


Kelly ‘PK’ Standridge Warne passed away on June 8, 2021 at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock after a long and brave battle with cancer. She was born January 2, 1961 to the late John Luther Standridge and the late Melba Sue Jones in North Little Rock Arkansas.

She is survived by her husband John Henry Warne and daughter Jayden I. Warne of Lamar AR, sister Leigh Ann Dennis (Jeffrey) Lamar AR, mother-in-law Elsie Warne Bisbee AZ, sisters-in-law Darlene (Jack) Cooke Sierra Vista AZ, Doreen (Mike) Scoles of Centennial Colo, Jodi Standridge Palm Beach FL and daughter-in-law Donna Palmer Tomball TX. Kelly is also survived by stepdaughter Pamela Wasielewski Oracle AZ, Grandchildren Lauren (Alex) Pletan and Kimmy Palmer Tomball TX, Gage Stenger and Ember Wasielewski Oracle AZ, Great Grandchildren Lily Pletan, McKynna Mims, and Parker Pletan Tomball TX, Nephews Chase (Alex and Harper) Standridge, Jacob Standridge USN and Niece Taylor (Cameron and Ellis) Harding Lamar AR.

She was preceded in death by her brother John Luther Standridge Jr.

Kelly attended Sylvan Hills schools and graduated Class of 1979. She moved to Houston Texas where she found her dream career of 26 years with King, Chapman, and Broussard consulting group where she managed the office, developed staff and coached special project team leaders in Mining, Forest Products, Oil and Gas, and Power Generation. Her deep love and commitment for people and vitality was abundant in her work and she led many teams to achieve extraordinary results.

She met the love of her life, John, in Houston and they shared 21 remarkable years together. She adored her husband, family and friends. She greeted everyone with her beautiful and welcoming smile. Kelly strove to create miracles within her family and cherished each of those achievements most of all.

Kelly held a special love for children. You would often see her parading by with children in tow to ‘Walk this Way’. She fostered young ladies to be high-minded.  Kelly retired in 2012 and moved to her vacation home on the Big Piney Creek where she was most happy gardening, playing in the water and hosting family gatherings. She held an annual Peep Party at home, where she kept all her girlfriends close and in her heart. All that knew her felt her love, her joy, her grace, and her admiration. Kelly was simply magnetic.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday July 3, 2021 at Sweet Treats Event Center, 99 Church Street in Lamar, AR. Parking will be attended prior to service and a light fare will be served immediately following.

In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Kelly S Warne at or mail to;

CARTI Foundation
P.O. Box 55011
Little Rock, AR 72215

Please direct donations to the Russellville location.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400 


  • SHERRI MATHIS Posted June 21, 2021 3:36 PM

    Kelly will be so missed!! It was an honor to be one of her Peeps! RIP my beautiful friend…

  • Joe Dumeny Posted June 21, 2021 9:56 PM

    One of a kind sweetheart an like a sister to me at SHHS. RIP Sis

  • Linda Dillie Posted June 22, 2021 9:15 AM

    Oh Kelly how you will be missed! Your laughter and beautiful soul has touched so many. Prayers for your loving family and all of your friends that we find comfort and peace in knowing you are wrapped in Jesus’ loving arms pain free. You were such a strong woman and admired by all. This world needs more “Kelly’s”.

  • Donna Smith Posted June 22, 2021 10:16 AM

    Prayers and comfort for all, Kelly you will be missed RIP.

  • Amy Harland Posted June 22, 2021 11:18 AM

    You will be dearly missed!!!

  • Lorie Henderson Posted June 24, 2021 5:02 PM

    What an amazing legacy of love and passion for life! Praying for comfort for all.

  • Jeffrey Dennis Posted June 25, 2021 7:35 AM

    Beautiful person, inside & out. She touched so many lives and helped so many people just by being herself… Loving, Generous, Insightful, Genuine and Unafraid. The world is better to have had Kelly in it, and she is missed deeply. I love you Sissy.

  • CURT AND JENNIFER DENNIS Posted June 26, 2021 2:18 PM


  • Denis Clement Posted June 27, 2021 8:43 AM

    Kelly was a very special lady and had an amazing smile. She welcomed everyone with open arms. She will surely be missed.

  • Christina White Posted June 28, 2021 1:42 PM

    Leigh Ann— I’m so sorry for your loss! I know how close you and your sister were. The stories you used to tell me with the joy on your face about the parties and adventures y’all had together! I know she will be missed! My prayers are with you and your family that y’all have comfort during this time!

  • Katrina Sosa (Moore) Posted June 28, 2021 3:24 PM

    Leigh Ann, I am saddened to hear of the loss of your sister. I know she meant so much to you, I remember you always talking about your daily chats on the phone with her. I also remember the kindness you showed me when my brother passed, I still have the plant you gave me. I can never thank you enough for your support during that time, and I pray that God provides comfort to you and your family that only He can when our loved ones are taken too soon. Sending hugs from afar.

  • Tracey Peterson Posted July 1, 2021 9:09 PM

    Goodbye Kelly. I would have liked to tell you one more time how amazing you are🥲. Your service at King Chapman and Broussard made my husband Don Peterson shine. You did what you do best organizing, coordinating and editing. Your exemplary service allowed Don to do what he did best. I have always been so grateful that you were there making him (and the company) look good. We loved attending your beautiful Arkansas wedding with our girls. May God protect John and Leigh Ann’s hearts as they take in their loss. May your laughter and love continue to fill them until we are all one with Jesus.

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