of Cotter, AR
October 8, 2021
Mrs. Mary Jolene Waddell, age 90 of Cotter, Arkansas passed away Friday, October 8, 2021, in Mountain Home. She was born September 26, 1931, in Bluff Springs, Arkansas, to Dan and Rosa (Treat) George. Mrs. Jolene Waddell married Mr. Vic Waddell on March 12, 1980. Mrs. Jolene Waddell is widely known for her specialty pies and salads. She worked 48 years at White Sands Cafe as a cook, waitress, public relations and owner. She retired at the age of 85. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with family. She also enjoyed church, traveling, and shopping in Branson, MO. Her favorite thing to do was spend time with Vic, with much holding of hands, and just being together. She was a Charter member of River of Life Assembly of God church in Gassville, AR. Mrs. Mary Jolene Waddell is survived by her husband, Victor Waddell of Cotter, one daughter, Judy Thomas, of Gassville, AR.; three sons: Larry Kelley (Milynda) of Flippin, AR., Tom Kelley (Judy) of Mtn. Home, AR., Tim Kelley of Gassville, Arkansas; stepson, Bryan Waddell (Becky) of Nixa, MO., and stepdaughter, Vicki Case (Bob) of Sanford, FL. She is also survived by grandchildren: Damon Coy (Angie), Jennifer Roe (Chris), Bailey Webb (Josh), Jordan and Peyton Case, and Megan Waddell, and many great grandchildren: Justin Coy (Kristen), Andrew and Ellis Roe, and Bently, Gracie, and Faith Webb; plus many special and loved nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Dan George, mother, Rosa George, brothers: Charles, DeWitt, and Horace George, and sisters: Fern, Bonnie, Flossie, and Dessie. Mrs. Jolene Waddell was the last remaining member of her family. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, October 15, 2021, at Roller Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 16, 2021, in the Roller Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Cox and Bro. Josh Passmore officiating. Interment will follow in Baxter Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home, Mountain Home. The family would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the management and staff at Roller Funeral Home and to all the staff at Hospice of Ozarks Hospice House.
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Jolene was a wonderful friend when we both lived in Cedar Rapids many years ago. I’m sure she will be greatly missed and well remembered.
prayers to the family! such a sweet lady!
Vic we are so sorry for the loss of Jolene. You are in our prayers daily.We pray God’s comfort to you at this time.
I’m so sorry to hear about Ms. Jolene. I pray that you find comfort in the love and memories of her, that each of you carry in your hearts. Blessings.
VicWe are so sorry for your loss. Joleen was a wonderful lady in every way ! My heart goes out to You, Judy,Larry,Tom and Tim and every family member who she loved so dearly. Each of us will put her in a sacred part of our hearts and remember her with fond memories until we meet her again on that golden shore.RIP beautiful Joleen .
Vic, so sorry for your loss. We have thought about you many times this week. We love you so much, I know you will miss your sweet Jolene. Prayers for peace.
Dear Vic, and the Kelley family,So sorry to hear of Jolene’s passing. What a sweet lady. I always enjoyed running into her & catching up. Peace, prayers & blessings,Rob & Carmen
Rest in peace, Jolene was a special lady. Always had a beautiful smile for everyone.
Jolene's Family - My mother, Charlene Bone, and Jolene were great friends as all of us kids grew up. Mother always got such a kick out of Jolene and her sense of humor. She had so much energy and cheered Mother up on so many occasions. When Jolene would visit, us kids would stick close just to hear the stories she would tell. She was a great friend and we were and still are thankful that she was in all of our lives. I pray that her and Mother are holding hands and laughing one of those good old belly laughs just like back in the day. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So sorry for your loss. Jolene was such a sweet classy lady. Our family has a lot of good memories of her from church and all of us kid’s running around together. Love and prayers for all of you. ❤️
I love you and I am so thankful for our time together. You were such a positive influence on my life.You and Uncle Mugs were there to help when I was born,,,You have given me memories and love. I will cherish forever. I am so thankful for your love. I love you Aunt Jolene and you have a very special place in my heart..
Such a sweet lady. She was always so kind. My thoughts are with her family.
Judy, Sorry for you loss. What a special person she was. She will be missed.
I can't ever remember Jolene without a smile and a kind word. Our sincerest sympathy to Jolene's family and friends. She certainly was a person that if you met her you never forgot her friendly southern way of making you feel special.
Judy, I'm so sorry to hear of you're mom passing. Though i never met her,i feel like i knew her from all our talks. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.
Vic , Judy, Larry, Tom and Tim. Jolene held a special place in my heart and my life . What a wonderful person She will be missed Tommy Knight
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for the Family.
Vic and family,So sorry to hear of Jolenes passing. Even though we were “kin”, I didn’t get to know her until later in life, but she was a sweetheart. Take comfort in knowing she is with the Lord!
I am sorry for your loss. I know she was very loved. The family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Greg and I were so sorry ro hear this sad news about Jolene. She was such a sweet and lovely woman. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers to the family.
Vic so sorry to hear of Jolene passing away. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincere sympathy
May the years of memories gathered with and because of Jolene continue to be a balm for your heart and spirit as you grieve her departure. Thinking of you dear friend and praying for you and all the family as they too process this loss. Know Jolene will be remembered well by those who knew her.
We were sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful and sweet lady. God Bless!
Vic I'm so sorry about the loss your wife. Please accept Linda & my sincere condolences. I think of you often Vic.
To all of our cousins, we are so sorry for your loss. We love and miss you and wish we could be there. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Here's to a long and wonderful life Aunt Jolene. You will never be forgotten.
Vic and family, So very sorry for your loss. She was a sweet, kind lady. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Oh my , Jolene will be missed and remembered by many, had so much fun working with you and Ruth Gill and Janet Hurd and her mother Evelyn at the sands restaurant in cotter Arkansas , so many great memories , gone but not forgotten. You sleep tight in Jesus Christ till he comes back for all of his faithful children.
Rita and I are so sad to hear of Jolene's passing. She was a very sweet lady. Vic, Tim, and the rest of the family, are in our prayers.
Our Lord has gained another wonderful lady she's always been an angel to me Jolene is more then just a friend to our family she has always been family. Will definitely be missed by all that knew her. Love you 💞
Sorry for your loss, prayers for the family