of Batesville, AR
March 25, 1942 - September 8, 2023
Lou Jane Rhoads Daum, 81, of Batesville, Arkansas peacefully departed this life on Friday, September 8, 2023 with her husband, Bill, by her side. She received her master's degree in education at Arkansas State Teacher's College (now ASU) and served as a 4th grade school teacher for 13 years in Wynne, Arkansas and for 22 years in Newark, Arkansas. Those students might be surprised to find out that in the years between Wynne and Newark "Janie" spent some of her happiest times, on the road, as a back-up singer in her husband's band. Anyone who knew Jane understood that she found comfort in the order of organization, she had no patience for rude behavior and if something wasn't a bargain, she probably didn't need it. Her grandkids would tell you that she loved tiny poodles and made the "world's best desserts". On Christmas day in 1976 she married William "Bill" Hart Daum. Their love was special and it held them together for 46 years as they travelled the country and owned several businesses. Bill was holding her hand as she peacefully passed on Friday, September 8. She is preceded in death by her parents, Andrew "Andy" and Tom "Tommie" D. Rhoads; her brother, Johnny Mack Rhoads and his wife, Johnye Kelly Rhoads; her uncle, Guthrie Denton and his wife, Mable Denton and her niece, Mary Mack Lammers and her husband, James Lammers. Jane is survived by her husband, Bill and her husband's four children, Terry Wentland of Higginsville, MO, Doug Daum of Louisville, KY, Barbie Daum of Grain Valley, MO and Bill Daum JR of St Louis, MO. Her three nieces, Tom Rhoads of Marked Tree, AR, Ann Rhoads and Dr Joseph Wisnieski of Big Sky, MT, Jan Rhoads Miller and Dr. Thomas Miller of Kennett, MO; her grandniece, Andrea Lammers Tharnish and husband, Scott Tharnish of Fort Smith, AR and her great grandniece, Addison Tharnish of Fort Smith, AR and also survived by seven grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5pm-7pm Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home located at 510 E. College Avenue in Batesville, AR. Pallbearers are Bill Daum Jr., Doug Daum, Brandon Sullins, Porter Roy, Gerardo Bermel, and Jose Marin.Services will be held at 2pm Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at St. James United Methodist Church located on AR-14 in St. James, AR. Memorials may be sent in memory of Lou Jane Rhoads Daum to St. James United Methodist Church or charity of your choice.
Bill I am so sorry to hear about Gene what happened to her I have been out of the country and just got back today and Iâ€™m very sick but I wanted to send my love and prayers
I loved her very, very much!!!! She was an awesome 6th grade English teacher , and I was always happy to see her at Walmart!!!!!! I will see her, again!!!!!
Weâ€™re so sorry Mr Bill. Weâ€™ are sending you many hugs and prayers along the way. You and your wife hold a special place in our hearts.
Bill, am so sorry for your loss. Losing your spouse is like taking half of you with them. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the coming weeks. If I can help you in any way, let me know.
Bill and Family , we are so sorry to hear this sad time, Jane was such a great person , We are blessed to have known her , She alwasys seemed to have a smile to share May God bless each of you during this Time ,
So very sorry for your tragic loss...... She will be remembered by all who met this lady with her beautiful heart. May Our Loving Heavenly Father Hold and Comfort you.