March 24, 1929 - August 12, 2023
Charlene Hutcherson Lueken, 94, of Helena died Saturday, August 12th in Conway. Mrs. Lueken was born March 24, 1929 in Dardanelle to the late Arnie and Amos Hutcherson.Mrs. Lueken attended Arkansas Tech where she was a cheerleader and voted Campus Queen. There she met and married the love of her life, Carl ''Hoot'' Lueken on Dec. 21, 1947. They moved to Helena and together they owned and operated a popular restaurant named the "In-B-Tween". She later worked and retired from the Arkansas State Department of Human Services as the Director of Child Services. Mrs. Lueken was awarded the achievement rank of Gold Life Master Player with the American Contract Duplicate Bridge League. She was very active in the Catholic church, serving as a Eucharist Minister for several years. She was a woman who loved her husband and family immensely, selflessly, full of warmth and kindness. There was never a small child or baby that she encountered where her face would not light up with joy. She showed her love of Jesus in the way she made everyone feel so very special. Mrs. Lueken leaves her three daughters, Patsy Robbins and her husband, Neil of Helena, Becky Lueken of Greenbriar, Denise Blankenbeker of Fayetteville; a son, Kurt Lueken and his wife, Lynn of Little Rock; a sister, Wilma Taylor of Harrison; eight grandchildren, Blake Robbins and wife, Lisa, Pieper Noel, Corey Johns and wife, Savannah, Brett Johns and wife, Samantha, Micah Haupt and her husband, Will, Erika Lueken, Max Blankenbeker and Molly Blankenbeker. She also leaves 10 great-grandchildren, Carson, Bogan, Tri, Avery, Mercier, Lueken, Colston, Demi, Hutch and Hayes. Pallbearers are Neil Robbins, Blake Robbins, Carson Robbins, Corey Johns, Brett Johns, Will Haupt and Max BlankenbekerA private burial will be on Wednesday, August 16th in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Helena. Family and friends are invited to join the family in the Catholic Parish Hall at 11:00 a.m. for her celebration of life of 94 years.
She was a special lady loved by all of us â€œteenagersâ€ in the 60â€™s at the In-B-Tween. RIP.
So sorry to hear Mrs Leuken had passed. My prayers are with yâ€™all.
So sorry for your loss.
Dear Lueken Family, what a beautiful, sweet and devoted Catholic mom you had. Know you were all dedicated to care for her. May all of you cherish the memories and follow in her long journey into heaven.
Our deepest condolences to a great family she did so much to make great, for the loss of such a wonderful and great person, inside and out. It was an honor to know her, and she will be missed by all. RIP.
Surly be missed.
Patsy, Becky, Kurt and DeniseI was very sad to hear of your mother passing. You all made her life complete plus Mr. Hoot. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!Sydney and Bud Oberle
So sorry â€¦I know his is hard but lots of good Mem
We are praying for family and friends that our Lord brings Peace and comfort during this time. She was a sweet lady and coworker.
I have so many good memories of the friendship we started way back in the late 40's with Charlene and Hoot. That circle grows smaller and smaller each day but we had a good life and enjoyed raising our families in a special place. You were blessed to have shared life with her for such a long time.
I am so sorry to hear about your mom Kurt I pray for your family and friends for this loss of such a wonderful women. And I ask the Lord to comfort yâ€™all and give you peace.
Patsy, Becky, Denise & Kurt,I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Prayers for you all!
Patsy, Becky, Kurt and Denise. I was sorry to hear about your Mom. She and your Dad had always been pillars in the community I grew up in. You were lucky to have her as long as you have.Condolences to all the family and prayer for both your Mom and Dad. Buff
So sorry to hear Mrs Leuken had passed. My prayers are with yâ€™all.
Ms. Charlene was the most wonderful friend. My family thought the world of her.She was always so sweet to my granddaughter, Peyton when peyton visited at St. Maryâ€™s.Her friendship is cherished among hundreds & we will miss her immensely.With love and blessings,Laurie Smith McLendon
Patsy and family: So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Thinking of you and your family at this time.
Patsy, Becky, Kurt and Denise, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Charlene. Prayers for all of you.I know how much you will miss your dear sweat mother.Sincerely~Stacy
Patsy, Becky, Denise and Kurt: Was sorry to hear about Aunt Charlene. I always thought she and Uncle Hoot were the coolest couple ever. God bless all of her family. Milton Lueken
So sorry for Mrs. Luekenâ€™s passing. May God comfort the family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family
I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Leuken. She was such a sweet lady and always had a smile on her face.Prayers for her family
Patsy and family, sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Prayers for peace and comfort during this time.
Patsy, we are sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. Jacky & Tammy Bradley
Kurt and extended Lueken Family,Been awhile since our high school days! So sorry to hear this news about your Mother. Rest assured she is in a much better place now.Your ole Delt buddy,Brandon "Butch" Boyce
She lived a full life that touched so many. The memories she left will keep her friends happy. My prayer is that her family will also enjoy her life and ease the pain of her transition.Rusty Porter
Becky, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My family sends their condolences and prayers to you, your family and friends. May you find peace. Laura, Larry Allen and Kathy Livingston
To Hoot and Charleens family; I knew your mother and daddy very well. They were both very sweet happy people who made us laugh a lot. We spent a lot so time at the in-be-tween during our teen years. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. Doris Beith Perkins Lisa, Leslie and Les Perkins
Charlene was a special lady to everyone who knew her. You are in our thoughts and prayers Jim& Diane Mayer
Patsy and family, your mom was a special lady. We love to talk about your dad, when she would come to the window or in the store. He is who I applied with, when I got the job at Economy Drug Store. They were both such dear people. So so sorry for your loss, but she seemed to have had a long, happy life. Prayers and hugs for all of you.Love, Roxie
We are very saddened at the loss of such a special lady. Our deepest condolences to her family. May her memory be eternal
Becky and family. I am so sorry to hear about your mothers passing. Her life was full and amazing but doesnâ€™t make the loss any easier. I pray that you all will feel Godâ€™s loving arms around you as you deal with the days ahead. Terri