STEWART, JOAN R. "JOANIE" - Faulkner County, Arkansas | JOAN R. "JOANIE" STEWART - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Joan R. "Joanie" STEWART

Thorn Cemetery
Faulkner County,

Oct. 9, 1944 - Sept. 3, 2011

Feb. 16, 1929 - Aug. 13, 2014

Married May 15, 1982

Joanie Stewart, 66, of Conway, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2011 in Little Rock after a long battle with cancer. She was born Monday, October 9, 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Robert L. Rawls and the late Mary Belle Compton Rawls. She was a retired administrative assistant having worked many years at Polyvend and also worked at Jo-La-Ru and Classic Touch and was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Conway. Joanie was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Mark David Langford and a granddaughter, Kristin Elizabeth Jones.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Ken Stewart; three daughters, Sheri Lowry and husband Troy of Conway, Michelle Bishop of Conway and Sherri Stewart of Mt. View, Arkansas; a sister, Janis DeVincenzo and husband Rick of Orlando, Florida; and 5 grandchildren, Gavin Stewart, Miranda Reynolds, Ian Bishop, Garrett Bishop and Landon Lowry.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 1:00pm in St. Peter's Episcopal Church with Reverend Teri Daily officiating. Interment will follow in the Thorn Cemetery in Greenbrier under the direction of the Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Conway (501)327-7727. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 6:00-8:00pm at the funeral home.

Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University, Little Rock, AR 72207.

William Kenneth (Ken) Stewart gently and peacefully passed from his earthly life in the arms of his daughter and grandson on Aug. 13, 2014. He was born Feb. 16, 1929, to Drew C. and Fannie D. Stewart. He graduated from Greenbrier High School where he was a star basketball player. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1948-1952 during the Korean Conflict. In June 1953, he married Jo Lynn Alford. From this union he is survived by his daughter, Sherri Lynne Stewart of Mountain View; and grandson, Gavin Forrest Stewart of Greenbrier. He worked as a foreman at International Shoe Company, owned and operated Greenbrier Esso station and when Toad Suck Lock and Dam was built he was trained and hired as one of the first operators for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After retirement he managed and co-owned Cadron Valley Country Club. His hobbies included bowling, waterskiing, fishing, Thoroughbred horses, golfing, and supporting the UCA Bears and the Razorbacks.In 1982, he married Joanie Rawls Stewart and from that union he is survived by bonus family, Sheri Lowry, her husband, Troy, and their son, Landon, and Michelle Bishop, and her children, Miranda, Reynolds, Ian Bishop and Garrett Bishop. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives; a step-granddaughter, Kristin Jones; and his 4-legged friend, Jessie. We wish to thank the staffs of Stone County Nursing Center and Legacy Hospice for the love and care they provided during these later years as our dad struggled with the disabilities of a stroke. He is no longer suffering and we take joy in knowing he is teeing off with the angels on Heaven's back nine.Please join us in celebration of the life of a wonderful man for a visitation Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, from 10 a.m. to noon at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier, with a graveside service following at Thorn Cemetery, with the Rev. Teri Daily officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Larry Dickens, Stanley Russ, Mark Johnson, Gary Harrington, Louis Stell and Roy Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation in his name to: Out of the Woods Animal Rescue at; Humane Society of Faulkner County, P.O. Box 1055, Conway, AR 72033; or the Scottish Heritage Program, Lyon College, P.O. Box 2317, Batesville, AR 72503.

Contributed on 6/27/15 by hawkinsdonna
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Submitted: 6/27/15 • Approved: 6/27/15 • Last Updated: 6/30/15 • R1085026-G1085026-S3

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