Wasson Funeral Home, Inc.

441 West Hwy 412, P.O. Box 29, Siloam Springs, AR

Phone: 479-524-5131

Jean Martindale

Gravette, AR

1941 - 2017

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Published: January 7, 2018

Jean Martindale, 76 year old resident of Gravette, Ark., died Dec. 28, 2017, at Circle of Life at Legacy Village, Bentonville, Ark. Born Feb. 23, 1941, in Chamber Springs, Ark., near Weddington, Ark., she was the daughter Elmer Black and Ina Walker Black. After high school, Jean moved to Rockford, Ill.; where a sister lived and went to work at Sundstrand Corp. Jean married Leslie Martindale Feb. 22, 1968, they resided in Belvidere, Ill. For many years she was a secretary at Sunstrand Machine Tool in the engineering department and Leslie was in the computer department. They returned to Gravette area in 1982 when they bought a small acreage. Jean was a secretary for several companies including Bekeart and Tufco flooring.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brother.

Survivors include her husband Leslie of Gravette; sisters Murel Collings of Pineville, Mo., and Betty Wood of Maysville, Ark.; and brother Earl Black of Maysville, Ark.

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