Constance Elizabeth (Connie) Bednar

connie bednarConstance Elizabeth (Connie) Bednar 75, of Hazen, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Connie was born November 12, 1938 in Jonesboro, the daughter of Joseph Constantine and Leah Vestal Willett.
After raising her family, she worked for Southwestern Bell, Arkansas Power & Light Company, Prairie Farmers Association, and owned, with her husband, Ray, Bednar’s Shop Rite grocery in Hazen.
She was preceded in death by her 8 year old daughter, Melissa Kay Bednar; her parents, J.C. and Vestal Willett, and a sister, Chris Morse.
Connie is survived by her husband, Raymond Bednar; two sons, Barry Bednar and wife, Angie of Atkins and Darren Bednar and wife, Donna of El Paso, Arkansas;
One daughter, Shelly Yielding of North Little Rock; two sisters, Bonnie Goad and Gayle Barnett and one brother, Randy Willett all of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Brae and Hailey Bednar, Cody and Tyler Bednar and Zachary Yielding ; two great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, Jesse Moore and wife, Kristin and Michelle Grabel and husband, Brooks.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday, April 3, 2014 with Rosary following visitation at 7:00 at the Westbrook Funeral Home chapel in Hazen.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Friday, April 4, 2014 at St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak with burial following in the Slovak Catholic cemetery.
Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.

10 thoughts on “Constance Elizabeth (Connie) Bednar”

  1. Lisa Turner Long

    Praying for strength and peace to carry you through these days.
    I love you all, Lisa

  2. Helena-West Helena Police Dept.

    Shelly, you and your family are in our prayers. May God bless and keep you all.

    Asst. Chief Ronald Scott,

  3. Deloris Tolbert

    Bonnie, Gayle, & family, all of you are in my prayers. So sorry for your loss, your sister was a beautiful lady.

  4. Bonnie, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    I so remember while growing up and going to you house, the whole family was still there. What fun it was.

  5. Ginger Matthews

    Bonnie,I am so sorry for your loss. Praying that you will find peace knowing that she now has. Love you, Ginger

  6. Bonnie, so very sorry for your loss. It’s never easy. At 75 she led a full life but gets my attention. My Connie is 73. You are deeply in my prayers my friend.

  7. Sarita Bolton Etter

    Bonnie… you and your family are in my prayers. As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Connie. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Much love…Sarita and Bill Etter

  8. Connie Bridger Heflin

    Bonnie, so sorry for your loss. May God bless you & your family. Cherish the memories that you have.

  9. Have been thinking & praying for Connie’s whole family during the past weeks & months. Connie brought a sparkle into your presence with her wonderful smile & jovial spirit. I remember several years ago she & Bonnie walked to my mom’s house (Jessie Fisher) to visit while I was in Jonesboro. Think it was right after the sidewalks were put in on #141. We had a wonderful visit & then I walked back with them as least part of the way to Vestal’s house. The Willett home was always MY second home & I loved all that grew up there.

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