Edna Fusco

of Mountain Home, AR

February 10, 1943 - January 20, 2023

Edna-Marie Jones Fusco of Mountain Home died January 20, 2023 at Care Manor Nursing Home.

Edna was born to Verne and Edna Jones at Hinsdale, Illinois on February 10, 1943. She was raised at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. She was a graduate of Lisle High School. Edna attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle campus, where she graduated with a doctorate degree in pharmacy.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Brent, who died in 1996. She is survived by her husband, Frank; son, Evan Fusco of Nixa, Missouri and daughter, Danielle Diemer of Mayflower, Arkansas. She has three grandchildren, Heath, Brendan and Amarra Fusco. She has three siblings, Patricia Blaida of Illinois, Edward Jones of Indiana and Verna Jones Grady of Colorado.

Edna married Frank Fusco in 1965 in Lisle, Illinois. They moved to southern Indiana in 1970, where they owned and operated several businesses. In 1976, the family moved to Baxter County. Edna worked as a community pharmacist in several capacities for many years, until retiring from Walmart.

In her early years, Edna was an avid dancer and appeared in many musical productions. The show Cabaret was one of her favorites. Danielle became an avid dancer like her mother. Edna was an assistant instructor at the Delloyd School of Dance during those years.

While living in Indiana, she and Frank became involved in shooting traditional muzzle loading rifles and reenacting early American history. Edna accumulated many medals and awards for shooting. After moving to Arkansas, she continued her shooting avocation in both competition and hunting. During one of her most memorable hunting experiences, she harvested two deer in one day.

The family raised Maine-Anjou cattle and showed them locally and at other fairs in Arkansas and Missouri. She also raised hogs and once took the grand championship at the Baxter County Fair.

Frank and Edna were both very active in the Republican Party of Baxter County and the state. Edna was elected to the Baxter County Quorum Court, where she served proudly for six years.

In retirement years, she took pleasure raising plants and flowers, especially orchids and watching deer in the couple's backyard in Baxter County.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, January 27, 2023 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Mountain Home. Visitation will be at the church at 10 a.m., Mass will be said by Fr. Norbert Rappold at 11 a.m. A luncheon reception at the church will follow the Mass. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation in her name to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Roller Funeral Home.

Service Information
St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church
209 Dyer St
Mountain Home,  AR 72653
1/27/2023 at 10-11:00am
Funeral Mass
St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church
250 S Dyer St
Mountain Home,  AR 72653
1/27/2023 at 11:00am

Obituary Provided By:
Roller Funeral Home
Highway 5 North
Mountain Home, AR  72654