Evelyn ‘Marie’ Price

Evelyn ‘Marie’ Price, born September 20, 1922, to the late Jack and Annie Ruth Owens passed away peacefully at Baptist Health Medical Center in Stuttgart on June 26, 2024. Marie was 101 years and 9 months old.

Born in Marion, Louisiana, Marie moved to De Valls Bluff, Arkansas as a young girl. She lived the farm life, helping wherever she could, making sure everyone was fed, and even at the age of 96 she was still keeping the yard looking nice, which was very important to her.

Marie was an 83 year member of the Idlewild Extension Homemakers Club, the first female Justice of the Peace in Prairie County and served on the Prairie County Fair Board. Marie was crowned the 2023 Prairie County Fair Golden Queen, was a member of a quilt club and loved doing all kinds of crafts from ceramics to sewing. She also enjoyed working in the concession stand at Scrapper sporting events, collecting dolls (she never had one as a child), clocks and cookbooks.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James Price; her daughter, Barbara(Earl) Schlenker; her son, Jimmy Price; grandson, Earl Robert ‘Pete’ Schlenker; great-grandson, Justin Schlenker; four brothers, Pete Newsom, Charles Owens, Johnny Owens, Jerry Owens; and her sister, MaryAnn Geater.

Marie is survived by her son, Dennis (Barbara) Price, daughter-in-law, Linda Price; five grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends.

Services for Marie will be Saturday, June 29, 2024 with visitation from 10:00AM – 11:00AM and funeral service beginning at 11:00AM at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen, Arkansas. Interment will follow in the Hazen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Hazen Cemetery or the Prairie County Fair Association.

3 thoughts on “Evelyn ‘Marie’ Price”

  1. Curtis Arnold

    Sooo love this lady and will miss her so much ! She was so inspiring and I thank the Lord for her. My dad so appreciated how many countless voulunteer hours she spent serving kids at the concession stand, giving rides, etc.

  2. Jennifer Adams Morris

    Many prayers for Mrs Lucy’s family during this sad time. May God wrap his loving hands around Mr George & family to give comfort 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  3. Miss Marie was one in a million. She was truly a treasure. I valued her friendship and I am glad I got to see her in October to say goodbye before we moved. I loved her much! May she rest in peace.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.