Betty Bednar

Betty Bednar, age 89, of Carlisle was relieved of her pain and suffering to be with the Lord on October 12, 2021. She was born to the late Paul and Vlasta Marek on August 6, 1932 in Slovak, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Robert Bednar and two older sisters, Evelyn Chlapecka and Irene Elam.

Betty is survived by six daughters, Debbie Stovesand (Jay), Tammy Perkins, Pammy Schafer (Roger) of Carlisle, Linda Ciganek (Eddie), Sharon Adams (Chip) of Hazen, and Karon Booe (Leroy) of Lonoke; two brothers Martin Marek and Paul Marek, both of Hazen. She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren Jason Stovesand (Marvel), Eric Stovesand (Julie), Erin Herlein (Trey), Ashley Ciganek, Eddie Ciganek, Justus Adams, Jacob Adams (Maggie), Jeremy Booe (Meagan), Zachary Booe (Michelle), Emily Durden (Reed), Morgan Clark (Tyler), Blane Perkins (Megan), and Blake Perkins (Heather);     twelve great grandchildren and one expected in March.

Faith and family were the purposes of life for Betty. She was a devout Catholic and devoted mother and grandmother who loved her family and taking care of their needs no matter what age. She lived for special occasions and holidays. No matter how much work it was, the special memories out weighed her hard work preparing them. The last five months of her life were spent at Chambers Nursing Home in Carlisle under the care of a comforting staff who gave her special memories as well.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9:30 to 10:30am at St. Cyrial and Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak, AR. Rosary will begin at 10:30am before the funeral mass. Interment will be at Slovak Catholic Cemetery by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen, AR.

Memorials may be made to St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Slovak or St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Carlisle, AR.

21 thoughts on “Betty Bednar”

  1. Rachel Schafer & Family

    Mrs.Betty was a wonderful & witty woman. She was a fun person to visit with as well. We will pray for the repose of her soul. Eternal rest grant unto her Oh Lord; And let perpetual light shine upon her.

  2. Rachel Schafer & Family

    Eternal rest grant unto her Oh, Lord; And let perpetual light shine upon her. She was a great Lady and will be missed by all. Prayers to the family.

  3. We enjoyed living by her so much. She would always make us coffee and bring out those cookies, when we would go visit. She was a precious lady

  4. Larry and Eva Flynn

    We enjoyed living by her so much. She would always make us coffee and bring out those cookies, when we would go visit. She was a precious lady

  5. Girls, I’m so so sorry to hear about your mother. She was the sweetest women I’ve ever known, I just loved her! Please accept my sympathies and prayers for you all. You’re in my heart! Nancy

  6. Love thoughts and prayers for the family and friends.May God give you comfort in this time of need.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss and so glad I got to know your Mother a little better here at the nursing home. I enjoyed stopping by her room after I ate each morning to tell her about my dry toast!! Prayers and love for each of you!

  8. Girls, I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Betty was a wonderful lady that raised
    six beautiful daughters. Prayers for our Lord to wrap HIS loving arms around y’all and give y’all the comfort that only HE can. Love you girls. Many prayers for all.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I loved being around her , Irene, and your family. Wonderful people. ❤️

  10. Ronnie and Kathy Simmons

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. May The Lord comfort you during this time.

  11. Frances (Shimek) Dorough

    Sincere condolences to Paul and Martin and other family members. Betty was a childhood friend and neighbor and we spent eight years of elementary school together. May she rest in peace.

  12. I pray that God will Bless this family. I am sure she has just changed addresses. To all her daughters and family, we will see her again soon. My prayers for you all.

  13. Sarah “Sally” Hooks-Berryman

    Mrs Betty was well loved and cared for by so many. She was always so kind to me growing up. I have no doubt she is enjoying multiples reunions in heaven, and she is now at her best. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you at this difficult time. Good days and tearful days are ahead, but remember that she is with you always and interceding for you in ways you can’t imagine. Love to Pammy, Tammy & all family and friends who will miss her

  14. Carolyn Stallings Byrd

    Girls, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet mother. As you, and other family members, remember special personal times you had with her, smile. You are a very special family. I love each of you and pray that God will give you comfort and peace as you go through the difficult days ahead.

  15. Lawana Lambert Shuck

    My thoughts and prayers are with this sweet family. May God grant you peace, and may you find comfort in the wonderful memories you girls can share with one another.

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