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Virginia Dilbeck, age 68

Virginia Dilbeck, age 68, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024 in her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born on January 20, 1956 in Mena, Arkansas.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lonnie and Wanda Lance; a sister Martha Bowser; a brother Jesse Ray Gossnel; and two infant children.

She is survived by the father of her children Johnny Dilbeck; one son Christopher Dilbeck and wife Melinda of Hot Springs, Arkansas; two daughters Bonnie Rippe and husband Chris of Mena, Arkansas and LaDonna Wood and husband Tom of Montague, California; one sister Tammie Jordan and husband Al of Farmington, Arkansas; grandchildren Nathan, Will, Nicholas, Cristina, Wayne Jr., Manda, Courtney, Noah, Payton, Samantha, CJ, Bianca, Austin, Maegan, Patrick, Wyatt, and Haley; great-grandchildren Dominic, Noah, Karter, Mason, Ayden, Adalyn, Waylon, Owen, Kayliana, Weston, Riley, and Gus; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles; and her fur baby, Sissy.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Mena First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Ron Tilley and Bro. Phillip Hatley officiating. Interment follows in Gann Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be at 11:00am with service beginning at 12:00pm.

Pallbearers are Nathan Crawford, Nicholas Crawford, CJ Dilbeck, Wayne Bayless, Samantha Murphree, Austin Ray, William McClain, and Calvin Smith.

Arrangements are under the direction of A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at

1 Comment

  • Juanita Howard Posted February 12, 2024 6:41 PM

    Virginia was a very sweet and kind person she would give u the shirt off her back. She will be greatly missed by many.

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