of Greenbrier, AR
July 17, 1930 - May 12, 2023
Gladys Marie Widner, age 92, of Greenbrier, Arkansas gained her heavenly wings on Friday, May 12th, 2023 at The Greenbrier Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born July 17, 1930 in Ontario, California to Fred Dickens and Osie (Clayborn) Dickens. Gladys is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Armel Widner; two sisters, Rena Wilson and Mary Hatch and one grandson, Mason Walker. Gladys loved her Lord and family more than anything. She was a faithful, kind, hardworking housewife and farm woman. She cared for her bedfast husband for nine years when his health failed. Gladys loved her community and everyone in it, often caring for others. One year, she was awarded the Boone County Senior Farm Woman award. In her down time, she enjoyed making yeast cinnamon rolls and gooseberry cobbler pie. She never once met a stranger or saw an ugly baby. She is survived by three sons, Dennis and his wife, Debbie Widner of Bald Knob, Mike and his wife, Treva Widner of Conway, and Greg and his wife, Michelle Widner of Dardanelle; two daughters, Fran Walker of Conway and Lisa Widner of Houston, Texas; one brother, Ray Dickens of Harrison; one sister, Viola Aguiar of Portland, Oregon; six grandchildren, Deanna Nelson, Sarah Miller, Amy Widner, Haley Walker, Erica Widner and Libby Widner; three great-grandchildren, Indiah Jones, Noah Miller and Savannah Nelson; two great-great-grandchildren, Norah Jones and Xander Jones and many other family and friends who will dearly miss her. Visitation will be 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at Ridgeway Church of Christ, with Bill Arnold and Marc Arnold officiating. Burial will be at Gass Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mason Arnold, Rob Hulsey, Zane Hulsey, T.J. Wilson, Heath Miller and Matt Nelson. The honorary pallbearer was her favorite and only grandson, Mason Walker. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Children's Home Inc., 5515 Walcott Rd, Paragould, Arkansas 72450. Thanks to Village Park Assisted Living and Greenbrier Nursing and Rehab Center for the excellent care for Mrs. Widner.
Lisa and family,Your mother sounds like an unforgettable person who really made a difference in the world. I wish I'd known her. Sending our deepest condolences.Anne & Aarón
To Fran and your sweet family,You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mother must have been a beautiful person inside and out. We love you guys! Jim & Pam
Dear Lisa, my condolences to you and your family.💌 I know your mother meant a lot to you. Sincerely, Arcadia
MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHIES TO ALL THE FAMILY.
So sorry for you're loss Greg! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!
So sorry for your loss
Fran, I am so sorry for your loss and I know you will miss your sweet mother. You also know that there is no suffering or sorrow where she is now. I hope this knowledge comforts you when you are feeling sad and lonely.Pam
Fran & HaleyI’m very sorry for your loss. I wish I was able to be at the service. Will be thinking of you & praying for you.
A beautiful tribute for a fascinating woman and the people that loved her. May her memory live on surrounded with love for one another.
You are in our prayers
We are so sorry for your loss. May your strength come from the wonderful memories of her kindness. She was beautiful lady. Love to all. Lois
I can't remember not knowingGladys Widner. My mom, Faye Estes, and Grandma, Marie McMorris, bothLoved her dearly. I loved hearing stories and breathing them into life at Lick Branch. Much love and prayers coming your way.
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Dear Fran, Haley and all the Widner Family - Mrs. Widner lived a wonderful life. She a wonderful legacy in the good family that she loved and raised We know today that she is better than she has ever been. We are praying for you this week. Bob and Susy Wallis