Danna Jean Owen Shook, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, departed this life on July 3, 2016, at the age of 86 years. She was born on September 6, 1929, in Hazen, Arkansas, to the late Dan C. and Ethel M. Owen. On July 4, 1947, she was united in marriage to Dr. Clayton Forrest Shook who precedes her in death.
She is survived by two daughters, Danna and husband Ronn Hearn of Eureka Springs, and Sandra and husband Bryan Simoneaux of Enterprise, Alabama; four grandchildren, Jennie Hearn Wetterman, Benjie Jean Hearn Tinonga, Bart Simoneaux, and Brent Simoneaux; and six great grandchildren, Arden, Melissa, Tanner, Sydney, Noah, and Everett.
She served faithfully in the ministry as a minister’s wife for fifty-three years. She managed the Louisiana Missionary Baptist Institute and Seminary Bookstore in Minden, Louisiana, for twenty years. After moving to Eureka Springs in 2002, she was member of the St. John’s Berryville Hospital Auxiliary and served as Chaplain. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Berryville. At her death she was a resident of Brighton Ridge Nursing Center where she was named Ms. Brighton Ridge in 2014.
Visitation will be held from 5:30 until 7:30 PM, Thursday, July 7, at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen, Arkansas. The funeral service will be at Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen, Friday, July 8, at 10:00 AM, with Rev Glen L. Hamilton, Rev Bryan Simoneaux, Rev Ron Province, Rev Jewel Vance, and Rev Freddie Holmes officiating. Pallbearers are Ronn Hearn, Gregg Wetterman, Matt Tinonga, Bart Simoneaux, Brent Simoneaux, and Johnny Kee. Burial will be at Center Point Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church of Berryville and Center Point Cemetery of Hazen. Local arrangements are under the direction of Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen, Arkansas. Online condolences may be sent to the family at