Danna Jean Owen Shook


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


11 thoughts on “Danna Jean Owen Shook”

  1. Jalynn Johnson

    I am so sorry to hear about Ms Jean’s passing. I am sad, but it is so glorious to know where she is now–looking on the face of our blessed redeemer. Not to mention her reunion with Bro. Clayton. Praying that the family takes consolation in the happiness she is experiencing right now.

  2. Joel Dillahunty

    I was one of many of her “preachers boys.” After a long day in class with Bro Shook she was a welcome break! She was a sweet lady and a true friend to my wife and I early in our marriage. She gave me the approval of Anita, early on. Sad for the family but rejoicing that she is reunited with Clayton and seeing Jesus

  3. Charlie Ellison

    This lady was truly an inspiration to me and many more. She will be greatly missed…

  4. Billy and Gail Booth

    As an extraordinary lady in many ways, Sister Shook will be dearly missed by all those who knew her. She contributed much to the Lord’s work for many years. Our prayers continue for her family. May God’s Holy Spirit and His Word provide strength, comfort, and assurance especially to the family at this time.

  5. I can not tell you how much I love and appreciate Mrs Jean and her testimony. She made an impact on my life and I praise God for her and the legacy she leaves behind. I know she is in heaven and praising God. She will be greatly missed.

  6. I remember Sister Shook as a lady of grace and grit. She loved and served. From the beginning to the end she lived her life for the Lord. God bless all who will miss her presence.

  7. Edgar N.(Eddie) Sutton

    Danna, Sandra and family,
    Your mother was a dear friend to me. Bro. and Sister Shook help me with the
    ABA work for many years. Sister Shook was always by his side. It was such
    a blessing to have them as Christian friends. I pray God will give you the
    strength to face the days ahead. I am so sorry I am not able to be at the
    service. God bless you all.


    We at IOP want to extend our condolensces to you and your family at the loss of such a sparkling personality as Ms. JeanMs. Jean was such a blessing to our group and she will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers will be with ya’ll at this time of sorrow. The IOP group of employees.

  9. Amber Childers, LPN

    Ms. Shook was A very special lady who will be missed by many. I feel fortunate to have been able to meet her and I will always cherish her sweet memories she shared with us.

  10. Gary Williams

    I am so sorry to hear of Sister Shooks passing but I am sure of where she is today. I will never forget the love that she and Bro. Shook showed me in the beginning of my ministry. They were wonderful Christians that will be missed.

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