of Elkins, AR
August 21, 1929 - May 22, 2022
Jeanette Jones Clarke, age 92, of Elkins, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Mrs. Clarke was born on August 21, 1929 in Ratio, Arkansas to the late Charles Jones and Pearl Snyder Jones. She married Ben O. Clarke on June 26, 1953 in Greenwood, Mississippi. They were married for 45 years. Jeanette worked for 20 years at the local Phillip's County Health Department as a public health nurse. She retired after 71 years as a Registered Nurse. She first retired from Dr. Reddy's office in Helena, Arkansas and then retired from Crestpark Nursing Home of Helena. She was also a member of Elkin Community Methodist Church. She is survived by her two sons, Ben Clarke of Elkins, Arkansas and David Clarke (Janice) of Searcy, Arkansas; a daughter, Roxanne Smithson (Ed) of Fayetteville, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Kylie Scanlon (Drew) of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Clarke Smithson (Katie) of Greenville, South Carolina, Rachel Schlesselman (Jon) of Helena, Arkansas; five great grandchildren, Kayden Clarke of Helena, Arkansas, Hallie Jean Scanlon of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Millie May Smithson of South Carolina and Eli and Kase Johnson of Searcy, Arkansas and one sister, Inez Burke of Elaine, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sisters, Betty Moneymaker and Desaree Toney; three brothers, Rudolph Jones, David Jones and Jimmy Jones. A graveside service for Jeanette Jones Clarke will be held at Maple Hill Cemetery in Helena, Arkansas at a later date. Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870)-572-2571. Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.
Roxanne, Ben and David, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always a bright and shining star. She was the nurse for Liberty and Summit streets and and often on call for one of us. I have missed her in the last few years since she and Ben moved away. Prayers for all of you.
You are in our thoughts and prayers your parents were such special couple Jim & Diane Mayer
Ben, Roxanne,and David So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. Jeanette was my sweet neighbor for 30 years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
David, Roxanne and Ben —- she was a wonderful nurse, wife and mother…, not to mention our resident medical advisor on Liberty Street —-, prayers with you all for your loss, miss seeing all of you.
Wonderful lady. Sorry for your loss.
Roxanne, Ben and David, I was so sorry to hear about your mom. Some of my earliest memories are of the three of you and Pat and I in the front yards of our homes on Liberty Street. What great memories! Your mom was a wonderful woman. Mike
Jeanette was one of the best nurse in Phillips County she will be missed by many people May the Lord be with family during this time
Roxanne, David and Ben, so sorry to read about your mom. I always enjoyed seeing and talking with her. She was fun to be around. We send our heartfelt sympathy to all the family. Wanda and Gene Ridge
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will hold your hand as you deal with your loss.