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Charles Watson

Mar 16, 1947 - Nov 04, 2023

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England, AR

Charles Ray Watson, 76, of England, Arkansas died Saturday, November 4, 2023. Ray was born March 16, 1947, to the late Everett and Eunice Stecks Watson. Ray was a navy Veteran, having served his country during the Vietnam War. He was the manager of Watson's Liquor Store for several years after being employed by Bale Chevrolet. Ray had a sharp wit and enjoyed visiting with his friends and family, as well as the outdoors, especially his many float trips on the Buffalo River. Ray was preceded in de...Read More

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Calvin Stewart

Oct 08, 1958 - Feb 15, 2024

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England, AR

Calvin "Mr. Coffee" Stewart, 65 of England, AR passed February 15, 2024. Loving memories left to son: Adrian Chilliest, siblings: Verna Stewart, Perry Tucker, Gregory Stewart, JoAnn Hendricks, Regina Malvin, and Pamela Reed. Walkthrough visitation February 23, 2024 2-6 pm at Superior. Homegoing celebration February 24, 2024 11:00 am at East Macedonia Baptist Church 101 "A" Street England, AR. Superior Funeral Services 5017 E. Broadway North Little Rock (501) 945-9922. Trudean Long Brown "Providing Services Your Family Deserves."

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Melvin Randal Elia

Jul 11, 1957 - Jan 20, 2024

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England, AR

Melvin Randal Elia, 66, of England, passed away January 20, 2024. Randy was born in Moline, Illinois to the late Serena (Kincher) and Dr. Jack Elia, Jr.Randy was an avid Mississippi State Football fan. He loved nature and all animals, especially cats. He liked to feed the stray cats that hung around the church parking lot.He always asked every cat owner he knew how their cat was doing every time he talked to them. He and his wife, Donna, have three cats and two of them they rescued. He loved cars, especially Mustangs and his Mustang Fox Body that he wanted to restore and take to car shows with his wife once they retired. He loved his Bad Boy lawn mower, his wife, and his friends and neighbors and was always available to lend a helping hand when needed for his family and friends. He and his wife, Donna, were married for 45 years and have lived in Winona, MS, Springfield, Mo, Cleveland, MS and England, AR. Randy was raised with a strong work ethic and excelled in the steel industry as an estimator with companies in each of those cities. He was a Vice President at Lexion, Inc. He is survived by his wife, Donna, a sister, Louise Mullins of Starkville, MS, longtime friends Ronnie and Pam Linhard of Ozark, MO, Bobby Bell, Winona MS, and a host of family members and friends that loved and admired him. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM, followed by a Funeral at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 26, 2024 at First Baptist Church, England, Arkansas. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Montgomery County, Mississippi on Sunday January 28, 2024.Local arrangements by Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114.

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Laura Idell Coleman

Jun 16, 1938 - Dec 31, 2023

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England, AR

Laura Idell Coleman, 85, of England, AR. Went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 31, 2023. She was born in Walden, KY, June 16, 1938 to John F. Early and Viola Priutt. She was a faithful member of the England Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Boyd Coleman Sr. her daughter Karen Lorrianne Coleman, and grandson Jacob Cade Coleman. Survivors are sons James Boyd Coleman Jr. (Donna) and Craig Coleman (Ronda). Grandsons: Caleb Coleman (Becca) and Garrett (Kelly) Coleman. Great Granddaughters: Cailey, Livvy and Kaia Coleman (Caleb) and Great Grandsons: Charles Craig and Grant Cade (Garrett). Special bonus grands Josie and Jack. Funeral Services by Roller England Funeral Home (501)-842-3939. Visitation at the Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday, January 2, at 1:00 P.M. and Services at 2:00 P.M. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

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Ruby Rice

Apr 27, 1921 - Dec 13, 2023

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England, AR

Ruby Rice, 102 of England, AR passed away December 13, 2023 at Cavalier Nursing Facility surrounded by her loved ones. Homegoing celebration December 26, 2023 1:00 pm at Superior Funeral Services 5017 E. Broadway North Little Rock (501) 945-9922. Trudean Long Brown "Providing Services Your Family Deserves. "

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Joshua Hsu

Jan 07, 1983 - Dec 03, 2023

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England, AR

Joshua was born on January 7, 1983, in Springfield, Massachusetts to Justin and Esther Hsu of Enfield, Connecticut. He was the youngest of four children and was often affectionately called "little boy. " The family moved to Toledo, Ohio, in 1985 due to his father's new job with Toledo Edison. He attended Central Elementary School in Sylvania township from Kindergarten to Grade 2. In 1990 the family made another move to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he finished elementary school at Pioneer, middle school at Timberview, and high school at Liberty. He excelled in swimming, becoming one of the best in the state, as well as competing in football, track and field. He dabbled with piano, trumpet, and band. Josh was began his undergraduate studies in 2001 at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. His graduation was delayed by a year when he was severely injured in a rugby game on October 9, 2004 - on his mother's 50th birthday. He returned to Colorado Springs after 3 months of rehabilitation. He completed his required courses at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and graduated from Tufts with a degree in International Relations in 2006. Josh worked with several companies over the years in Colorado Springs and Denver. In 2015 he went to England and enrolled in a master's program in cyber security. He returned to the United States where he began his cyber security career with the University of Colorado, Comcast, and various other companies. In 2020 he moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, so he could be close to his sister, Justina, and her family. He was hoping to be able to go into work in Boston but COVID derailed his plans. In 2022 he made another move to Tampa, Florida, to escape the winter weather of New England. Josh loved to travel, meet new people, and share meals with his friends and family. He had various interests including snowboarding, motorcycles, hunting, and camping. He attended the Radiant Church and was involved with small group and youth ministry. At the time of his death, he was working for the University of California, Irvine. Joshua was predeceased by his father Justin. He is survived by his mother Esther, his siblings Elias (Gwang Yi), Eliot (Jina) and Justina (Chad) Hillen and 5 nephews and nieces - Makenzie, Madelyn, Mason Hillen and Declan and Jasper Hsu.

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Danny Houser

Nov 29, 1950 - Dec 06, 2023

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England, AR

Danny Lee Houser, 73, of England, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2023. He was the son of Lucian Ray and Verna Lou Battles Houser. He was born on November 29, 1950 in England. Danny was head stock clerk for Kroger's, retiring after 33 dedicated years. He also retired from the Arkansas Department of Correction after 10 years. Danny was a lifetime resident of England. A man of many talents, he loved fishing; coaching sports, cooking on his grill, and taking care of his chickens and goats. More than anything else, he loved spending time with his family. Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Lucian and Verna Lou Houser; two sisters, Linda Brawner and Sharon Maloy; and a daughter, Dana Reaves. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 45 years, Donna Houser; five sisters, Ruth Baker, Jeanette Cheek, Marilyn Roberts, Patti Houser, and Kim (Billy) Rowe, all of England. a son, Davin (Brandi) Houser of England; two daughters, Dedra (Chad) Burkett of Cabot, and Desiree (Brian) Pack of England; nine grandchildren, Keith (Leslie) Archer of Fordyce, Kayla (Caleb) Archer of Bauxite, Kristopher Archer of Fordyce, Zoe Shelton of Cabot, Dominic Houser of England, Daniel Pack, Danaka Pack, Addison Houser, and Stella Houser, all of England; four great grandchildren, Wyatt and Maci Pippin, and Aaliyah and Adalyn Archer, and a host of family and friends. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in England. Bro. David Inzer will be officiating. The Visitation will begin at 1:00PM and end at 2:00PM, with the Celebration of Life beginning at 2:00PM. Online condolences may be sent to www. wilsonrobisonfhengland. com To to the family or in memory of Danny Lee Houser, please

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Wyclif Reed

Feb 07, 1933 - Dec 01, 2023

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England, AR

Wyclif (Clif) Reed was a second generation New Zealander born in the capital, Wellington on February 7, 1933. He was the first of four children of A. W. (Clif) and Chrissy Margareta (Rita) Reed. His father co-founded New Zealand's leading book publisher, and was also a prolific author in his own right. Clif attended Wellington College for his secondary school education, which he later supplemented with electronic engineering, business management and marketing courses. Clif inherited his family's appetite for adventure, and early on in his career he struck out on his own from the family business. He was an enthusiastic radio amateur and enjoyed pastimes including motoring, flying and exploring New Zealand. As his interest in electronics (in particular amateur radio) grew, he found that he would have to venture beyond New Zealand to realize his ambitions. When Clif departed New Zealand for England in early 1964, he would have been very surprised to learn that he would reside for the remainder of his life overseas and would eventually visit over 100 countries! He travelled via the US where he visited acquaintances in a handful of states including California, before heading on to London. While working there, he was asked to move to Dublin to join the Irish division of his employer. It was there that he was invited to an engagement party where he met Pauline Leenane, a nurse from County Tipperary who was back in Ireland on sabbatical from her career in New York City. They were married a few months later in August 1966. They decided that Ireland was charming, but not big enough for their ambitions! As the young couple worked through the US immigration process, they decided to temporarily move to Canada in 1967. They both immediately found good work with solid future prospects, but the Toronto winter convinced them to press on to the US. Clif developed a plan to co-found a company to manufacture radio transceivers in the US, and once the residency paperwork was sorted, they moved to San Diego, California in 1968. While Clif achieved some success with his first venture (launched with partners), he was eager to strike out on his own. Shortly after the birth of his eldest son, Scott, he set up Trans World Communications. Before long, his second son Richard was born, and with lots of hard work and some luck, the business prospered and was eventually sold in 1989. Remarkably, the company to this day is still actively manufacturing radio systems and employing hundreds of people in California. A devoted family man, in the early days Clif had the good fortune with the business to be able to do much of the product design from home. This allowed him to spend precious time with the young family, despite the long hours. Ever hungry for new challenges, Clif and Pauline invited his brother Selwyn and family to spend a year in San Diego building a new family home, bought a second home in the mountains at Mammoth Lakes (and even a light plane which he piloted back and forth). Along the way, Trans World provided Clif and Pauline with ample opportunity to travel throughout the world. Following his retirement in 1989, Clif and Pauline embarked on a truly remarkable set of adventures. These included purchasing multiple sail boats and culminated in their sailing solo across the Pacific Ocean. After their sailing days, they continued their naval explorations on a large motor launch which they used to travel extensively throughout Mexico and New Zealand. They eventually built a second home north of Auckland, as well as living in multiple states in the US. Clif also had a passion for exotic cars, which began with a Humber Snipe and later included Bentleys for Pauline and an Aston Martin for himself on his 88th birthday! While exploring the world, Clif took time to maintain a handicap of 16 on the golf course, and particularly enjoyed that he consistently shot his age over the last few years. Clif blessed us with several detailed books with illustrations documenting their adventures - they will always be treasured by the family! Not having had the opportunity to attend college himself, education was tremendously important to Clif. To this end he insisted on putting all of his children and grandchildren through school and was immensely proud of their accomplishments, including son Scott obtaining two bachelor's degrees from the University of Virginia within four years and a MBA from Dartmouth College, and son Richard obtaining his PhD from the University of Oxford. A passionate life-long learner, he remained active with amateur radio long after retiring. He keenly read nonfiction and current affairs, and in his later years particularly enjoyed university lecture series on science, history, arts and global affairs. Clif cared deeply about his family, adored his wife Pauline, and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his loved ones. He set a remarkable example to his family about how one can accomplish anything in life with education, the support of family and lots and lots of hard work and determination. As his sons are want to say: everything we needed to know in life we learned at the dinner table! Clif is survived by his sister, Heather (and her husband Roger); sons Scott and Richard (and wife Melodika); grandchildren Alexander (and partner Ivy), Alexis, Justin, Mitchell and Shane (and wife Rachel); and great grandchildren Ashton (parents Alexander and Ivy) and Charlotte (parents Shane and Rachel). Clif will be laid to rest next to the love of his life, Pauline in Ireland in 2024. He lived life fully and on his own terms. He died peacefully in his own home with his sons by his side and with no regrets. His last wish was that we remember him as a man grateful for many blessings who lived a wonderful life. Ladies and gentlemen, please hold your tears and instead join us joyously in raising a glass to a much loved man who will be deeply missed - Clif Reed!

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Bobby Mcclain

Jan 02, 1966 - Nov 29, 2023

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England, AR

"Bobby Doyle McClain was taken home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Bobby was born on January 2, 1966 to the late Lawrence McClain and Vivian Hall. His early years were spent around the West Helena area, but after the death of his beloved father he moved to England, Arkansas, where he completed his teenage years, graduating from England High School in 1985. He attended the University of Conway for a while but left school to begin working. Bobby was primarily in the grocery store business before later owning a Flowers bread route. Bobby loved anything outdoors, but especially fishing. He loved the Razorbacks. Anyone who knew Bobby found out what a huge and compassionate heart he had. He loved a good joke and was constantly on the lookout for an opening to cause mischief. Primarily, Bobby loved the Lord and his greatest wish was that everyone he knew would accept salvation so he could be sure to see them again in Heaven. Bobby was a member of Temple Baptist Church and would personally invite you to sit with him if you wanted to come to church. Secondly, Bobby was a family man and showed his family constantly how much he cared for them. Bobby was preceded in death by his much loved father, Lawrence McClain, his grandparents both paternal and maternal; his sister in law, Melinda McClain; and his sweet little great nephew, Jameson Martin. Bobby is survived by his beloved wife, Penny. Their time together wasn\u0027t as long as they had hoped, but their love is true, precious and continuing. Their daughters, Katie Marlar (Jeff) and Sydney Retford of Fordyce; their son, Gunner Retford of North Little Rock; their two precious grandsons, Wyatt and Parker Hudson of Fordvce; his mother and step father, Vivian and Don Hall of England; his brothers, Larry McClain (Donna) of Oklahoma, Lynn Russell (Beth) and Chris McClain of England; his sister, Lois Sibley (Gary) of Colorado; his sister in love, Kelly Aplin (Kenny) of Holly Springs; his cherished nieces, Cassie Martin (Dillon) of England, Gidget Cissell (Aaron) of Oklahoma and Dawn Hicks of Holly Springs; his treasured nephews, Matthew Russell (Ashley), of Prairie Grove, Hunter Russell (Miranda), of Cabot, Christopher McClain (Danielle) of England, Kevin Sibley (Haven) of Colorado, Dave McClain (Charity) and Greg McClain both of Oklahoma and Derrick Aplin of Bearden. He is further survived by a host of great nieces and nephews whom he loved as well as cousins who he adored. He also had a very special place in his heart for his aunt, Jane Russell; and his special friends, Rita and Randy Atchison, Doug and Rhonda Pettit, and Jean Morgan. He is remembered by too many to mention friends that he considered family. We will celebrate Bobby\u0027s life during visitation at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce on Friday, December 1 from 6pm to 8pm. We will sing praises to God for His mercy, grace and promises of Heaven during Bobby\u0027s funeral at Temple Baptist Church, Fordyce on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 10 am. Bobby\u0027s earthly body will be laid to rest at Campground Cemetery near Hampton immediately following the funeral service by Benton Funeral Home. The family asks that no flowers be sent, but donations can be made to Temple Baptist Church in Fordyce. Penny and the family want to express their thanks for the phone calls, texts and prayers during this time. They have been uplifted and overwhelmed by the love that has poured out over them. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www. bentonfuneralhome. net. "

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Lyndell Campbell

Oct 08, 1942 - Dec 01, 2023

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England, AR

Lyndell Campbell of England, Arkansas was born in England on October 8, 1942 and went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 1, 2023 in Little Rock surrounded by family. He married the love of his life, Cheryl Holladay on Friday, February 21, 1964 who preceded in him death on October 19 of this year. In nearly 60 years of marriage, the past 6 weeks has been the longest they have ever been apart. Lyndell (Jimbo as he was known) spent the majority of his career in the insurance industry working for Allstate. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed the outdoors, playing golf, walking at the community center and his coffee time at the John Deere place in England each morning. He is survived by his daughter, Paula Campbell and her husband Doug, his grandchildren, Roxanne Marlar (James), Spencer Ward (Haley) and Jon David Campbell, Mallory Campbell and great grandsons Forrest Marlar, Hart Ward, Jaxon Campbell and Cru Campbell. Lyndell was also preceded in death by his parents, Dollie and Henry Campbell, sisters Margaret Sloan, Macel Combs (Bill) and Barbara Campbell Curtis; brothers, Louis Campbell, Charles Campbell, Bobby Campbell (Helen), Curtis Campbell, Bill Campbell and Clarence Campbell. Lyndell is survived by one sister, Betty Burnett, sister in-laws, Mary Campbell, and Janice Campbell and one brother in- law, Roy Curtis. He will be remembered as a devoted Christian man, serving as a deacon at Landmark Baptist Church, who would not shy away from sharing his faith with others. He loved his family and will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Landmark Baptist Church Building Fund PO Box 177 England, Arkansas 72046 Visitation will be Monday, December 4, 2023 at 1:00 with service at 2:00 at Landmark Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Keo Cemetery, Keo, Arkansas Arrangements are though Roller England Funeral Home 501-842-3939

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Jean Conver

Oct 01, 1921 - Nov 22, 2023

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England, AR

Jean Conver 1921 - 2023 Jean Conver, age 102, wife of 50 yrs to the late Milton Conver, mother of Steve Conver (Deb) and Tim (Susan), aunt of Connie Tucker Koch, sister-in-law and best friend to the late Dorothy Conver Tucker. Grandmother to Brad Conver (Amy Regas) and Andy Conver (LeighAnn), great aunt to Tori Koch Dobson (Jermaine) & Olivia, great grandmother to Reese and Ryan Conver, Britt and Cayla Regas, and Connor, Kyle and Erin Loftus. Jean's beloved parents, late Harry and Ida May "Vivie" (Brown) Carmean were the greatest influences in her life, providing values, experiences, and role models to a girl born on her grandfather's farm in Anthony, Kansas. She grew up as an "Army brat", moving where her father's military career required, which included the Hawaiian Territory (pre-Pearl Harbor and statehood), Riverside and Mt. Clements, but San Antonio was considered her hometown. Having Ida's Canadian relatives must have influenced her attending McMaster University, but the arrival of WW-II made it necessary to return to San Antonio, where she graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University. Jean was a classic "English Major", enjoying literature, poetry, but applying her skills for the Randolph Field newspaper, literary journals, etc. In the closing days of her undergraduate work in 1942, she decided to skip studying for Finals in order to attend a "tea dance" where the co-eds would mingle with AAF flying cadets she met the Milt Conver and that was it. They married in El Paso in August, before Lt Conver departed as a bombardier in one of the first groups of B-17Fs to arrive in England. With Jean sweating out the war, Milt returned to other AAF assignments, where Jean again found herself moving with the Army. Jean always wanted to live in Ohio. Marrying a "Cincinnati boy" seemed to confirm that. What really secured her as a Cincinnatian was their first house on Dean Court in 1957, a large Victorian home that was ideal for holidays, raising two sons, large gatherings, and two dogs. Milt gave her the first Irish Setter, a move that started a love of the breed that resulted in having eight of them over seventy years, interrupted by Marmaduke, the Great Dane. They enjoyed membership in the Cincinnati Kennel Club for a number of years. After Milt's death in 1992, Jean joined the Irish Setter Club of America and her final dog Clark won a Championship, checking off a "bucket list" item. Jean experienced a miracle and a brush with death in the early 60's, when a "second opinion" urged by friend Betty Biehle resulted in discovery of a melanoma on her neck. An immediate, skillful, and successful surgery executed by the late Dr. Harry Fox, saved her life, at a time before today's treatments were available. In 1968, she was presented an award by the late Peter Grant and the Cancer Society as "cured cancer patient of the year for Hamilton County. Surviving sixty years after melanoma was a gift, for which she was always grateful. Jean always claimed that "she came from a family of audiences", that Milt's side were the performers (the late Geo F. and Dorothy Conver). However, she developed an early "ear for music", probably from riding on the military school bus at Randolph Field. The kids had song sheets with lyrics and they learned and sang the songs of the era. Her interest continued to recent times, where she could identify contemporary vocalists. Attending a concert at the Fraze (Kettering), she was invited up to the edge of the stage in her wheelchair, and serenaded by the artist. At Riverbend, she ended up backstage, spending a long time talking with Chicago's drummer. The photo of her with Kenny Rogers at Tanglewood impressed her cleaning gals in a way that nothing else she could have done in her life! But, one of her more important steps in life was to go back to school and earn a Master's degree in Education at UofC, an accomplishment not common for an older student in 1969. Her minor involved Medieval and Renaissance literature! This led to teaching in the Cincinnati Schools, primarily at Catherine Booth Hospital and Walnut Hills (10th & 12th grades), whose students and faculty she admired and ideally, influenced. She was a great fan of the WHHS basketball team and was awarded a letter sweater when she retired. One of her teaching methods was to have her classes write to the authors of the books they were studying. Gordon Parks (photographer, film maker) replied to her classes' letters on multiple occasions, addressing individual students. Other "notable" authors were John Fowles, Harry Golden, John Cheever, Stephen Birmingham, etc. When studying Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales", every year the students would challenge her to recite the famous "Prologue" in Old English, as they followed along in the text hoping for her to slip-up. Great pedagogy! During this period and after, she enjoyed travel, mostly to England, but also Ireland and Greece. Her vast personal library reflects these interests along with numerous other passions. She considered herself a "rosarian", collecting English roses, especially the David Austin varieties. Yet, she approached this as a bare-knuckled, hands-in-the-dirt process, not as a "princess". When she moved to Kettering, two trailer-loads of rosed were transplanted into her newly built formal garden. Sitting in her garden in the later years was one of her great pleasures. Earlier in Cincinnati, she loved to do "Ceramics" with Dorothy and Connie. There are still ceramic pieces around marked, "Jean of Toad Hall". She read and underlined her books, liking to shop the used book sales and attend the occasional book signings and estate sales. Many of Jean's volumes are inscribed "The Enchanted Cottage at Twilight Hill". She had a lifelong love of antiques, starting from her early years. As an early teen, on one of her many trips to Canada, she visited the estate of the (then) late Sir Frederick Banting, the inventor of insulin. His sister learned of Jean's interest and generously gave her three relics from the estate which we still have. There is an irony that the early gift of Banting's antiques, was followed-up by the medicine he invented that kept her alive to 102 years! At some point, one realizes that it is impossible to describe all the details, mention all the people, and point out all the decisions that make up a life, especially one that has been "a mile wide and a mile deep". Jean Conver had the gift of "Vitality" and shared it generously with her family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Many of us can say that she was our biggest influence on our own lives! A Service will be held at T. P WHITE & SONS Funeral Home, 2050 Beechmont Ave, Mt. Washington on Sat. Dec. 2, 2023 at 2:30PM. Friends may visit on Sat. from 1:30-2:30PM.

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