Brooxie Nell Karns

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Roller Coffman Funeral Home
923 Hwy 65 N
Marshall, AR  72650
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
1:00 till 2:00 PM
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Roller Coffman
923 Hwy. 65 North
Marshall, AR  72650
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
2:00 PM
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Canaan Cemetery
527 Viper Drive
Marshall, AR  72650

Brooxie Nell Karns

of Marshall, AR

November 7, 1919 - September 9, 2021

Brooxie Nell Karns, age 101 of Marshall, Arkansas passed from this life on Thursday, September 9th, 2021 at Highland Court in Marshall, Arkansas. She was born in Searcy County, Arkansas on November 7th, 1919 to William Mitchell Heard and Gladys Muriel Hensley Heard.

Brooxie attended the First Christian Church as long as her health allowed. Her main interest in life was her relationship with her King, prayer, and bringing others to Christ. During her lifetime, she played the piano at church for 81 years, only ceasing due to failing eyesight. She taught Sunday School and gladly counseled anyone who needed guidance. She truly loved others unconditionally. Brooxie was very civic-minded and active in many community activities including the EH Club, the Searcy County Historical Society, the Searcy County Republican Women's organization. She wrote the Marshall column for the Marshall Mountain Wave for many years, reporting on the comings and goings of her activities and visitors. Early in her adult life, Brooxie taught school, not being much older than some of her students during those years. She was a dedicated member and officer in the Order of the Eastern Star, holding many offices including Worthy Matron. Brooxie had a kind and giving personality. Living in town, there was always a yard full of children playing at her house, and she absolutely loved it. She always had something cooking on the stove or baking in the oven. She delighted in cooking for family and friends. No one ever left her kitchen hungry. She was happy to share recipes and teach others how to make her specialties. Brooxie had an extremely green thumb and could make anything grow and bloom. Her love of irises was well known, hydrangeas were another favorite. Cats were an important part of her life, she adored them and always had several around to love and cuddle. Brooxie was a proud graduate of the Marshall High School Class of 1936 and attended every MHS Alumni Banquet that she could in her lifetime, never missing a single one. She was a charitable soul, supporting multiple causes both local and national. Toward the end of her days, she charmed those around her by wearing tiaras when dressing up for special occasions. She was simply a grand, interesting, and irreplaceable lady.

Brooxie is survived by Bill McEntire and his wife Janie, of Marshall; Madison McEntire and his wife Crissy, of Bryant; Amy McEntire and her husband Michael Harris, of Marshall; Mackenzie Shelton and her husband Dakota, of Benton; Will McEntire of Fayetteville; Linda Gail Dillahunty of Sugarland, Texas; Ron Williams of Boulder, Colorado; Cheryl Strang of Phoenix, Arizona; Marilyn Wild and husband Bob of Phoenix, Arizona; and a host of great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Brooxie is preceded in death by her parents, Mitchell and Gladys Heard; her husband Luther Karns; her sisters Theo Gertrude Heard McEntire and Helen Henrietta Heard Pemberton; and her beloved son Lukie Karns.

Funeral services for Brooxie will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 at Roller-Coffman Chapel in Marshall, Arkansas. Visitation will be 1:00 till 2:00 PM preceding the service. Burial will be in Canaan Cemetery where Brooxie will be laid to rest beside her husband, Luther. Friends and family will serve as bearers.










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18 Condolence(s)
Dianne Roese Bullard
Henderson, NV
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Sunday, October 31, 2021

So sorry to read of her death- she was such a sweet kind person-

Jerel & Kathleen Brown
Shirley, AR
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Bill and family, So sorry to read about Miss Brooxie’s passing. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Mom use to talk about her often. Mom turned 98 last week and is now at Indian Rock Village at Fairfield Bay.

Brandon Laymon
Marshall, AR
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Mrs. Brooxie was my very first Sunday school teacher that I could remember. And when I went to church with my Grandma Laymon that's who my Sunday school teacher was. She was part of the reason I decided to get baptized at the First Christian Church. She will be missed

Marlene Williams
New Market, VA
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Monday, September 13, 2021

My special Aunt may she rest in the arms of our Lord an Savior. She will be missed. Love to all.

Marlene Williams

Shirley J. Gray
Marshall, AR
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Monday, September 13, 2021

Ms. Brooxie was one very special lady and will be Greatly missed.

Lewis C Grounds
Mountain View, AR
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Monday, September 13, 2021

Brooxie had all the qualities that made everyone glad they knew her or were blessed to have her in their life. She was very special.

Richard Williams
Parker, TX
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Monday, September 13, 2021

She was a remarkable woman. She was always so kind. I remember her teaching me how to make biscuits. Standing in her kitchen was so much fun. I always stopped in to see her anytime I was passing through. I loved how we made it into the Mountain Wave. When I brought my boys to see her her smile made me so proud. It was important to get her approval. She was one special lady..I am going to miss her...

Karen Kay Balentine-Knight
Clinton, AR
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Sunday, September 12, 2021

I remember Ms Karen’s as a very nice and lovely lady. Now she can be with her son!

Jennifer Matney
Marshall, AR
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Sunday, September 12, 2021

So sorry for your loss. I remember her mostly from Eastern Star. Sending thoughts and prayers for you all.

Eddie and Kathy Morrison
Marshall, AR
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Sunday, September 12, 2021

We are so saddened to hear about Brooxie . We send you all our deepest sympathy and prayers.

George R. Sisco
Valparaiso, IN
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Brooxie Nell Heard Karns. She was a next door neighbor to my parents as I was growing up in Marshall. My brother and I played in their yard almost every day with their son (Lukie) and their nephew (Bill McEntire). We had lots of fun together and the Heards and Karns were such nice people. Brooxie was truly one of the kindest persons I have ever known. My prayers are certainly with the entire family during their period of sorrow.

Mrs Harold Guthrie {Zo}
Hot Springs, AR
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Harold and I loved to come to Aunt Bookies, she was a bueatiful and interesting LADY

Coy & Sue Horton
Marshall, AR
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Ms Brooksie was a very sweet lady and a good historian about Searcy County . She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. God Bless and comfort you..

Chere' Beavers
Greenbrier, AR
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

I remember participating in Eastern Star with Brooxie and Mom Beavers. They were wonderful sisters in Christ. I'm sorry for your loss, but I know Luther is sure happy for the reunion! Love all of you much!
Chere' Beavers

Ronald Williams
Boulder, CO
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

She was my favorite aunt. I remember the ice cold showers in the phone booth up stairs. A remarkabe woman.

Connie Rushing Myrick
Leslie, AR
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful sweet lady. I have many memories of Brooxie from church. Playing the piano and my Sunday school teacher. Praying for your family.

Roger and Angie Johnson
Marshall, AR
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Friday, September 10, 2021

Bill and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers for you during this time.

Josephine Perry
Harrison, AR
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Friday, September 10, 2021

Sorry for your loss Brooxie will be missed. She wa a loyal Eastern Star member. Josephine