Edith Leola Owen Pace
Edith Leola Owen Pace, 91, of the Green Hill community in Drew County went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, July 1, 2019, at Drew Memorial Health System. She was born August 26, 1927, in Crigler (Lincoln County) to the late Ernest Jackson Owen and Edith Josephine Morgan Owen.
She was the widow of Edward “Bo” Pace, a farmer’s wife, longtime member of Green Hill United Methodist Church and a 1948 graduate of Arkansas A&M University (now the University of Arkansas at Monticello). Mrs. Leola was a former school teacher, Drew County Justice of the Peace and Sesame School board member. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Mike Pace; and a brother, Charles Owen.
Survivors include four sisters-in-law, Jean Owen, Cleora Crook, Faye Wiggam and May Hobbs; one son, Mark (Chris) Pace of Monticello; four daughters, Roxanne (Chuck) Karnes of Monticello, Rachel Pace of Wilmar, Susie (Rodney) Wishard of Monticello and Sally (B.J.) Smith of Jonesboro; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Pace of Green Hill; 10 grandchildren, Tiffany Williams, Dale Pace, Allison Neill, Jack Morgan Pace, Megan Karnes, Sarah Pearce, Jake and Jessica Wishard, Aaron Smith and Kennon Wrench; a special adopted grandson, Andy Williams; and 10.5 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Family visitation will be one hour preceding the service from 3-4 p.m. Memorials may be made to Gideons International and the American Cancer Society.
Online guestbook: www.stephensondearman.com.