Lorene (Driver) Greenhaw, age 82, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday evening, December 31st, at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her husband and children. She was born May 11, 1930 in Harrison, to Howard and Opha (Brown) Driver.
Lorene married Darrell Greenhaw in 1949 on New Year's Eve, and was to celebrate their 63rd anniversary on the evening of her passing. She was a 1949 graduate of Harrison High School, and a graduate of the Floral College of Design in Chicago, Il.
Lorene was one of the first in high school to work as a DECA-VICA student, working at Lena Frances Flower Shop and continued after college to be a designer there for many years. She also worked as office manager for Ozark Metal Products until she became office manager for her husband in their business, Greenhaw Insurance Agency, Inc., where she continued working until their retirement in 1992.
Lorene was a former member of Pine Street Missionary Baptist Church where she served as secretary and pianist for many years. She is currently a member of Eagle Heights Baptist Church, and the Joy Sunday School Class. Lorene was a former member and served as National President of the Chi Sigma Sorority for several years.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Darrell Greenhaw, of the home; and her two children along with their spouses, whom she thought of as her own, Mike Greenhaw and wife Mary of Springdale and Leanna (Greenhaw) McCutchen and husband Terry Wayne of Harrison.
She has 4 grandchildren that were the pride and joy of her life, and often said that her favorite was the one she was with at that moment. They are Tara (McCutchen) King and husband Chris of Harrison, Eric Greenhaw and wife Anna, Sara (McCutchen) Fast and husband BJ, and Neil Greenhaw and wife Lauren all from Rogers.
She also has two great-grandchildren she dearly loved and enjoyed, London Grace Greenhaw and Hudson Michael Greenhaw, both of Rogers; and was looking so forward to the upcoming arrival of two more great-granddaughters to be born in April and May of this year.
Lorene is also survived by one sister, Faye Jordan, of Harrison; several nieces and nephews; four sisters-in-law and their husbands Evon and Glen Davidson, Joyce Hankins, Jean Powell and Carolyn Purdy and Darrell; one brother-in-law and his wife, Charles and Marge Greenhaw, all whom she loved dearly.
Visitation was Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home.
Funeral service was Friday, January 4, 2013, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home. Her grandsons, Neil Greenhaw and Eric Greenhaw officiated, along with her granddaughter-in-law, Lauren Greenhaw, who assisted with the music.
Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery.
Pallbearers included her grandsons-in-law, BJ Fast and Chris King, and her nephews, Joe Jordan, Wade Jordan, Robert Dennis and Steve Purdy.
Honorary Pallbearers included Dr. Charles Klepper, Dr. Ali Abdelaal, Dr. Bill Mears, The Joy Sunday School Class and teacher, Bro. Glenn Crenshaw of Eagle Heights Baptist Church, all the nurses in ICU at NARMC, and Mandy Howell of Inn Style Salon, whom she loved so much.