Moore Chapel

206 West Center Street, P.O. Box 1149, Fayetteville, AR

Phone: 479-442-7314

Edith Elizabeth Stewart

Elkins, AR

1917 - 2013

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Published: January 30, 2013

Edith Elizabeth Stewart, age 95, of Elkins, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Fayetteville at the Willard Walker Hospice Home. She was born June 1, 1917, at Asher, Ark., the daughter of Richard Norman and Amanda Elizabeth Worth Tackett.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jesse Stewart; her son, Richard Stewart; her grandson, David McClintock; five brothers, Theron Tackett, Burl Tackett, Claude Tackett, Warren Tackett and Lloyd Tackett and one sister, Lora Calico Counts.

She enjoyed gardening, canning and caring for her flowers, especially her beautiful irises. She was an excellent quilter, winning many ribbons at quilt shows and county fairs. In 1990, she donated a quilt to the Shiloh Museum. The quilt was made from feed sacks salvaged from the B.R. Westbrook Broiler Farm. It featured a large rooster's head in the center block and was exhibited in "20th Century Quilts" at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in 2007. This is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful and wonderful person.

She was retired from Campbell Soup Company and was a longtime member of the Elkins Church of Christ.

She is survived by two daughters, Norma Wiles and her husband, Thurman of Elkins and Mary Rieff and her husband, Gerald of West Fork; two sons, Don Stewart and his wife, Kay of Elkins and Kenneth Stewart and his wife, Shirley of Greenland; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alta Glenn of Patrick.

Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Moore's Chapel.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Elkins Church of Christ and burial will be in Patrick Cemetery, under the direction of Moore's Chapel. Officiating will be T.J. Bennett.

Pallbearers will be James Wiles, Robert Wiles, Bruce McClintock, Josh Hammons, Stephen Johnson and Ryan Edmonson.

Memorials may be made to Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 Longview, Fayetteville, AR 72703.

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