of Salem, AR
July 25, 1931 - September 16, 2020
Remonia Haney Dale Cowell, 89, of Salem was born on July 25, 1931 in Larkin, the middle child of Russell Haney and Opal Phipps. She passed away in the Baxter County Hospital on Sept 16, 2020.She lived on the family farm on Guion Road for almost 50 years before moving to Salem in 2002 after her husband, Curtis, passed away. She spent some early married years traveling to Washington working in the orchards, but then worked at Batesville Manufacturing and the Melbourne Shirt factory. She was an amazing seamstress; her tailoring skills rivaled the very best and her quilts will be cherished by her family forever. She loved her flowers; her yard was a delight for all who wanted to tour. She was a member of and worshipped at the Salem Church of Christ.She is survived by her son, Danny (Sandra) of Texarkana and daughter, Rebecca (Jim) Short of Salem; four grandchildren, Dr. Jessica Short, Matt (Dr. Kristin) Short, Bradley Dale and Kyle Dale; three great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Dale; her second husband, Chuck Cowell, to whom she was married to after moving to Salem; her sister, Madge Cooper; and brother, Kenneth Haney.Graveside services will begin at 3:00 pm Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Melbourne Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with David Gibson officiating. We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks and social distancing will be observed.In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Paragould Children's Home Inc, 5515 Walcott Rd, Paragould, AR 72450.
Becky - I am very sorry about the loss of your Mother. I was fortunate to meet her a few timesat Ladies Days, etc. She was such a friendly, outgoing person. I know you will miss her. Youare in my thoughts and prayers.
Rebecca and Danny, it is still hard to believe Remonia is gone. She is now laughing and talking to Curtis. When we would visit with her she would always say how she missed Curtis. God bless all the family. Peggy and Everett Thurnau
My heart goes out to you, Rebecca and your family, for the passing of your mother.It has been ages since I was last in Arkansas, but I remember you and your momin happy times. I hope you are also well soon, and all of you, stay safe!With fond regards, and sympathy,Mary Gerbicand Mark Poteet
Remonia was more than a statistic in this horrible time - she was a lovely person who deserved to live a long happy life. I remember her kindness to myself and my children when we visited. This is a story I shared on my Facebook page about her. When I took my mom back home to Arkansas in 2002 I also took my children. I wanted my kids to see what it was like and meet relatives with my mom there. My kids had never been in heat like that, and when we were in Salem to see Remonia, they were miserable, humidity is not your friend.When we got to Remonia's place she sat us down at her kitchen table and served us each a plate of apple pie. I thought, okay, some people greet you with wine, I guess my family greets you with apple pie. Remonia hovered over us asking if we liked our apple pie, it was a bit odd, but I didn't really think anything of it. When we were all done and told her how much we liked her apple pie, she laughed very sweetly and said, "it wasn't apple it was zucchini pie". It really was pretty funny.Remonia had an apartment attached to her home where she kept her quilting machine (see photos) and what a machine that was. You could lay a whole quilt in this machine and pick out a pattern and it would quilt it for you. All the women in my mom's family quilt, but she was the only one I knew that had something like this.She was very kind and I remember the day we were visiting with her, Stirling found a baby bird had fallen from the tree in her yard which really upset Stirling. So Remonia went and found a box, and they very carefully made a nest inside and put the bird in it and left it in a place where she could keep an eye on it so a cat didn't get it, but maybe the mama bird would find it.When I visited Arkansas in 2018 my aunt Peggy took me to see Remonia again. She was doing great and enjoying life from what I could tell, no "apple pie" this time but I can't complain.
I’m so sorry, Becky. I have many fond memories of both your mom and dad. Remonia was a lovely and kind person. I’m happy I had the opportunity to visit with her a few years ago and see her beautiful quilts. Blessings on all of your family during this difficult time. Shirley and Rudy Mueller
Very sorry to hear about (Aunt) Romona passing away. My best childhood memories was visiting Curtis and Rimona in the summer you’re family will always be in my memory and my heart. Looking forward to getting together once we are able to do that again. Love, Greg Ewertt & Family
Rebecca, I am so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Please know my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this sad time.In His love, Marilyn
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Rest In Peace, grandma. Thank you for being an amazing person. See you later, grandma and say hello to grandpa for me. Toodles!
Sorry for your lossRamona was a dear lady.seems we knew her all our life.Sincere sympathy Paula Roddy Sue Campbell Etta McSparren
No words can ever help at a time like this just please know Becky our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and family! 💐💐
In our thoughts and prayers,Phyllis, Alan, Paige, & Andrew Vickery