Ethel Vancleve, 1924-2016

Ethel Mae Vancleve, 92, formerly of Jonesboro, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

She was born Oct. 6, 1924, in Lake City to the late Gus and Mattie Chancelor Eberdt. She was a homemaker and a very talented seamstress. She had been an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church Jonesboro. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother; her family was her life.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Benny Joe Vancleve Jr. and Karen of Charleston, South Carolina; and Reefie Marconi and Michael of Proctor; four grandchildren, Benny Joe Vancleve III of Little Rock, Misty Collins (Jon) and Benji Marconi (Gina) all of Proctor; and Jill Denton (David) of West Memphis; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Benny Joe Vancleve Sr., a United Methodist elder who served congregations in the North Arkansas Conference.

A celebration of her life was held Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Hair officiating. Interment followed in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were David Denton, Benji Marconi, Ben Marconi, Jon Collins, Tucker Collins and Danny Burk.

A special thank you to her extended family and amazing caregivers at Broadaway Healthcare in West Memphis.