Lola Imogene Cunningham “Aunt Jean”


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Lola Imogene Cunningham “Aunt Jean”, age 96, passed away peacefully June 20, 2020 in Stuttgart, Arkansas. She was born in Hazen, Arkansas on September 11, 1923 to Sterling and Nora Cunningham. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Clarice White, Mozelle Boothe, Edith Boothe and brother, Calvin Cunningham.

Jean loved people crafts and books. She was unfailingly kind and generous with family, friends, and neighbors. She crocheted constantly. Her hands were rarely still. She shared her love of reading with others and was a lifelong patron of the Hazen Public Library.

Jean retired after working for Arkansas Power and Light for over 30 years. It suited her love of people and her desire to help. Her life and work were a living example of one of her favorite Bible verses “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”

Jean is survived by her nieces, Becky Young, Dorothy Holmes, Jeanette Johnson, Pam Sweeden, Sue Leonard, Sandy Williams, and nephews, Dan Boothe, John E. White as well as numerous great nieces and nephews. All of us will be diminished by the loss of her kind and loving presence.

Interment will be at the Hazen Cemetery, Monday, June 22, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. Flowers may be sent to the Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.


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  1. Billy and Gail Booth

    Sister Jean Cunningham was a remarkable lady whose legacy will be cherished by all those who knew her. I became better acquainted with her after she moved to the Hazen Nursing Home. It was always a pleasure to visit with her. She remained active and she was faithful to attend the monthly Bible study that I conducted on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. She brought her Bible and contributed positive and helpful comments during the study sessions. If one visited her in her room, she was often discovered to be reading her Bible or another book, or perhaps working a crossword puzzle. Her mind was sharp and she could be witty when she chose to be.
    She was a sweet lady who will be dearly missed. Billy and Gail Booth

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