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Mary Frances Redmond, age 93

Mary Frances Redmond, age 93, of Sheridan, Arkansas passed away on February 11, 2024. She was born in Ashland, West Virginia on January 9, 1931 to Forrest Edward Bailey and Lillian (Hart) Bailey.

Mom was a secretary until she retired in 1996. She enjoyed genealogy, spending time with family, holding babies, bingo, crossword puzzles, reading, and watching anything with John Wayne, Gary Sinise, and Patrick Swayze. She loved Elvis, the Oakridge Boys, and Waylon Jennings.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Redmond, her parents Lillian and Forrest Bailey, her child Carol Ann Peck, her grandson Brian McNiven, great grandson Steven McNiven Jr, great granddaughter Caroline Yelland, sisters Betty Stevens, Phyllis Atwell, and Lillian Garvin and brothers Charles Bailey and Donald Bailey.

She is survived by two brothers Rick Bailey and Jim Bailey; her children Thaya (Jonathan) Tobin, Paul (Debbie) Peck, Robert Redmond, John (Melissa) Redmond, David (Pam) Redmond, and Carol (Frank) Yelland; grandchildren Richard (Laura) McNiven Jr, Steven McNiven, Barry McNiven, Allison McNiven, Brent (Allie) McNiven, Brad (Susan) McNiven, Wendy (Mike) McGowen, David (McKenzie) Peck, Kendrick Redmond, Finian Redmond, Sydney Redmond, Allyson Redmond, Nicole (Jared) Womble, Bailey Yelland, Frank Jr (Krysta) Yelland, and Eric (Hannah) Yelland; great-grandchildren Micheal, Matthew (Sierra), Richard III, Cheyenne, Madison, Merranda, Jessica, Alex, Amanda, Joshua, Graceyn, Jaida, Gavin, Jonathan, Kaylee, Halie, Calib, Brilin, Autumn, Elijah, Brody, Ayla, and Alexander; and great-great-grandchildren Matthew Jr, Ryan, Hannah, and Macy.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Anne Baar Posted February 15, 2024 12:57 PM

    Oh, how I love and miss her. She was an amazing woman and treated us like her own. Praying for comfort for the family. Love y’all.

  • April West-White Posted February 15, 2024 4:17 PM

    Sorry for your loss! Praying for the family in this difficult time! Love ya Ms. Carol !

  • Donna Bailey Gent Posted February 15, 2024 5:33 PM

    Rest in peace Aunt Frank.

  • Debra Barnes Posted February 15, 2024 7:01 PM

    My prayers are with you and your family! Love you Carol!

  • Mitch Stevens Posted February 16, 2024 2:55 PM

    I Always Knew Her As (Aunt Frank) Growing Up A Nickname, Rest In Peace Aunt Mary Prayers For The Family

  • Mitch Stevens Posted February 16, 2024 4:28 PM

    Growing up I knew her as (Aunt Frank) a nickname, Rest In Peace Aunt Mary prayers for the family.

  • Mitcha Stevens Posted February 16, 2024 4:35 PM

    RIP Aunt Mary prayers for the family

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