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Obituary for Betty Reed

Betty Reed

MENA, Ark. – Betty Ruth Reed, 86, of Mena, Arkansas (formerly of Waldron, Arkansas) was born Dec. 27, 1934 in Tangapoa Parish, Louisiana to Ambrose and Aggie (Baham) Ard and passed away March 26, 2021 in Mena.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Monday at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with Brother Roger Husser, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Betty was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. Betty loved dancing, fishing, sewing, doing arts, cooking, and was very active in nursing home activities. She also loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Betty will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Lisa Husser of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two sons Alan Husser and wife Iris of Heavener, and Don Husser and wife Lisa of Madison, Alabama; two nephews Howard Ard, Jr. and Joey Ard; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and a host of friends whom loved her very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Arthur Husser; her second husband, Bobby Joe Reed; one son, Arthur “Artie” Husser; two daughters, Pollyanne and Jackie; a granddaughter, Brandi; one grandson, Nolan Husser; one brother, Howard Ard; and two nephews, “Buddy” and Jimmy Ard.

Pallbearers are her grandsons.

Viewing is from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 9 a.m. to service time Monday at the funeral home.

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