Jeaneane Markham, 1941-2016

Jimmie Jeaneane Markham, 74, of Atkins, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.

She was born Sept. 9, 1941, in Atkins, the daughter of the late Jesse and Orene Whitesides Henderson.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church Atkins, the United Methodist Women and NARFE. She served on the Arkansas Conference United Methodist Women Committee on Nominations, and as its chairperson in 2016. She also had served as treasurer in the former Conway District of the North Arkansas Conference, and in many different offices in the former North Central District of the North Arkansas Conference. In addition, she served as the treasurer for Arkansas Conference Mission u in 2013-2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Earlene Peak; and a great-niece, Lauren Papasan.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Markham; sister, Linda Roper; two nieces: Kellie Van Es and Karen Cook; two nephews: Dave Peak and his wife, Nichole; and Jim Peak and his wife, Roxanne; four great-nieces: Haylee Peak, Jessie Van Es, Kaitlyn Peak and Kennedy Cook; three great-nephews: Cody Peak, Mitchell Cook and Aaron Van Es; and a great-great-niece, Layla Cochran.

Private burial was held May 24, with Kevin Van Es, Jim Peak, Cody Peak, Aaron Van Es, Seth Cochran, and Ed Newman serving as pallbearers. A family-conducted service of remembrance was held June 2 at First UMC Atkins.