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“I just met Fran last year, and immediately loved her! She was a joy to talk with, and I am heartbroken to hear of her passing! God's blessing to her...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Cathy Martin - Mena, AR - friend

“Fran was one of a kind, she holds a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, I know she will be missed. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Cathy Winfrey - Rudy, AR

“Fran was a wonderful person and a great friend, I enjoyed working with her and will miss her dearly. Megan Penny ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Megan Penny - mena, AR - friend

“She was such a good person. we were in Mena High school together. We had a lot of good conversations over the years about the old times..I will miss...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Mickey French - Bay, AR

“Her passing is a loss for everyone who knew her. She was a friend and co-worker.God bless ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Shirley Bledsoe - Barrow, AK

“It was a pleasure working with you all these years. You have always been a good friend to Brenda and I. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Brenda & Harold Smith - Mena, AR

“My deepest sympathy to Larry, Fran's family & friends. I worked with Fran for almost 10 years & have fond mememories of our time together. Along...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Echo Donahou - Pencil Bluff, AR

“I loved Fran's laugh and her compassion for others. I worked with her for many years. Considered her a good nurse and friend. She loved her family...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Lorene and Sam Lee - Alma, AR

“Fran will greatly missed. She always had a smile on her face and passing that smile along to those she thought needed a pick up. a wonderful nurse....Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: sonia craft - smithville, OK

“I am so sorry about your loss, I know she will be missed by all who loved her. Janie ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Janie Forga Childress - Mena, AR

“Brenda and Family, We are thinking of you during this time of loss. Our prayers are with you! ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Sam, Stacy, Aleeyah and Averrie Frost

“Fran was a great friend. We shared some wonderful moments shared tears and laughter. I am so sorry I am out of town and cannot come to her service. ...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Sue Wright-Powell - good friend

“I worked with Fran some 12+years at Area Agency on Aging, always enjoyed being around her and she was a great supervisor and a wonderful friend to...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: judy montgomery - Greenwood, AR

“My sincere sympathy for Fran's family. She was a wonderful co-worker, friend to ohers. Full of life. Saw her a couple of months ago, though it had...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: mary keith king - Ft. Smith, AR


Fran McAllister, age 72, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, September 14, 2012 at her home.

She was born September 21, 1939 in Cherry Hill, Arkansas to the Henry Otis Standridge and the late Lillian Marie Foster Standridge. Fran was married to the late William Oscar McAllister. She was a Registered Nurse (RN) working 17 years at Area Agency on Aging and presently working at Mena Manor. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by:

Father: H.O. Standridge of Cherry Hill, Arkansas

Brother: Larry Standridge and wife Shirley of Cherry Hill, Arkansas

Brother-in-law: Jim McAllister of Mena, Arkansas

Several nieces and nephews
Many Special Friends

She was preceded in death by husband, Oscar McAllister and mother, Marie Phillips.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Scott Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Monday, September 17, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Mick Tyson, Mark McGuire, Jim McAllister, Ryan McGuire, Eric McGuire, and Matt Standridge.

Honorary pallbearer will be Harold Coogan

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