of Batesville, AR
February 26, 1930 - July 20, 2023
Dorla Jean McMan Guenzel died peacefully on Thursday, July 20, 2023 in Batesville, AR at the age of 93. She was born to Guy B McMan and Mittie White McMan on February 26th, 1930 in Holdenville, OK.She was a long-time member of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church. She loved her church and most of all loved being a part of the Thanksgiving Harvest Dinner. Her favorite part was making the dressing in a large wash tub.Dorla was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Ophelia Head Potter and four brothers, Loyd McMan, Bobby McMan, Orville McMan and J.W. Head. She was also preceded in death by her husband and best friend, Kenton Guenzel Sr.Dorla is survived by Kenton "Kinky" (Mary) Guenzel of Greers Ferry, AR and Larry Jack Guenzel of Batesville. She is also survived by her grandson, Kenton "Kenny" (Colleen) Guenzel and three great grandchildren, Kayden, Carsen and Kenton Guenzel of Cabot, AR.She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved to travel, read, do word searches and play board games with her friends and family.The family would like to thank Dr. Amanda Johnson and the wonderful nurses on the second and fourth floor at WRMC. The family would also like to thank her two special neighbors, Kevin and Kristie Jenkins and Janice and Seth Fuller for always loving and caring for Dorla for many years.There will be a memorial service for family and friends to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 2255, Batesville, AR, 72503.
Dear Kinky, Larry Jack and Family,We are saddened to learn of the recent passing of your dear sweet mother. She and your dad were such long-time friends. So many memories together through the years, growing up in Batesville. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this period of loss and grief. God Bless you and your families.Robert Ford, Jr. (Tucker, GA) Dear Kinky and Larry Jack,Sending our thoughts and prayers to you both during the loss of your mother. We all have been blessed with incredibly wonderful parents through the years and the added blessing of growing up in a small town like Batesville. Sincerely,Becky Ford Doster (Tucker, GA) and Ron Ford (Fayetteville, AR)(Dad will be 98 September). The stories he tells us about growing up in Batesville with your dad and uncle!
In my thoughts & prayers
Mary and Kinky Iâ€™m so sorry about you mom! I think about yâ€™all often! Prayers for comfort!
Larry, we are so sorry.
Sonja and I are sorry for for ur loss. U r in my thoughts an prayers. I will miss drinking wine with ur mom. Love yâ€™all.
Kinky and Mary, so for your loss. May God comfort you during this time.
Kidney, Mary and Kenny,So sorry to hear about Mom Guenzel passing away , loved her dearly!Many prayers for you!
My thoughts and prayers to the family of my favorite customer and friend . I always looked forward to her big smile and a wave from the window. I will miss her so much.
Kinky,Mary& Larry, so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Sweet lady! Prayers for all of you.
Kinky and Larry, so sorry to hear about your loss. Your mother was kind and loving. Always had a smile on her face. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.David and Amy Beth Anderson
Kinky, Mary & Family, Iâ€™m so sorry for your loss. Iâ€™m so happy I got to spend time with your precious Mother, she was a special lady & a delight to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kinky and Larry Jack, sorry for your loss. You have been blessed to have her this long!
Kinky and family, So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
Kinky and Larry, sorry for your loss. Condolences to you guys.
Kinky and Family,I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.Laura
Dorla was a precious, loving, sweet spirited lady. Iâ€™m sorry for the familyâ€™s great loss. With sympathy and caring. Glenda Bowers
Dear Larry and Kinky, Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I have fond memories of us growing up together at St. Paul's.
Sorry for your loss. She was a blessing to know. Very sweet lady. Dennis will miss their talks they shared. Prayers for all.
I've known Dorla Jean from my early childhood and each visit with her whether in person or by phone was a delight. Dorla's witness was a radiance of pure life, love, hope and joy. We shall miss her, but her legacy lives on in our memories and the lives of our dear friends Kinky and Mary and their family.
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Kinky, Mary, and Larry sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for comfort.
Kinky and Mary, so sorry to hear about your Mom, such a sweet lady, sending prayers to you and all in this difficult time. May God bless you all! Love and prayers Frances McMullin Pearson
Kinky & Larry Jack and your families so sorry for your loss Dorla was a ray of sunshine and always a funny lady . She and my sistere in law Lanell Thompson were besties from way back . Prayers for all
May God strengthen all of you. She will be sorely missed.
Kinky, Iâ€™m so very sorry for your loss.
Kinky, Mary, and Larry, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Please accept our sympathy and prayers at this sad time.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We are so sorry for the loss of sweet Dorla. She was such a beautiful southern lady. We will all miss her so much. Sending prayers for you and your family in the coming days!
Kinky, Mary & family, So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kinky & family, we are so sorry to learn of your mother's death. Prayers for all of you.
This just breaks my heart. Dorla will be truly forever missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I know she has been greeted by soo many family and friends.
Kinky, Mary, Kenny & family-We are thinking of you. Just talking about sweet Dorla Jean yesterday. Sad to hear of her passing. Love to all. Donna and Deaun
We are keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers!!!
So sorry for your loss! Prayers!
Kinky/Larry and family,Sonny and I are so very sorry to hear of your Motherâ€™s passing.Many prayers to you all .
Thinking of you, family of Dorla....during this terrible time. May Our Loving Heavenly Father Hold and Comfort. Love and Prayers
So sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful lady. Kinky, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kenny, we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
So sorry to hear of Ms. Dorla's passing. Your family will be in my prayers.
Love and prayers for all of you.
Iâ€™m sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
Kinky I am so sorry about your Mom, will have you and the rest of family in my prayers. Enjoyed our visit the other day. As always.
Kinky, Mary, & family. I am just devastated by the news I just read. She was a beautiful woman and was very much loved. So sorry for your loss. May God comfort and strengthen you all in the days ahead for you. With love and sympathy, Shelia