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Obituary: Wanda Jane (Campbell) Heron


Wanda Jane (Campbell) Heron of Mabelvale, Arkansas, departed this life on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at the age of 80. She was born July 26, 1943 in Strawberry, Arkansas, the daughter of Alfred and Pauline (Honeycutt) Campbell. On October 31, 1963, Miss Wanda Campbell was wed to Mr. Howard Lee Heron, and together they enjoyed 56 years.

Mrs. Heron retired from St. Vincent Infirmary following 30 years of service, where she worked in childcare. She especially loved holding and loving on the babies at her job. Mrs. Heron enjoyed gardening on her scooter, and was an animal lover, especially cats and birds.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Howard Lee Heron; one sister, Carolyn Wilson; and her parents.

Mrs. Heron is survived by one brother, Edward Campbell and wife, Jackie of Chandler, Oklahoma; one sister, Lynda Niesel and husband, David of Oklahoma; her sisters-in-law, Jan Williams and Lynda Pechoski; a host of nieces and nephews; and a lifetime of friends.

Friends may visit at Jackson’s Newark Funeral Home, Saturday, December 2, 2023, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow at Jackson’s Newark Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, with interment at Blue Springs Cemetery.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Kevin Smith, Noah Smith, J.T. Modica, Joe Pechoski, Eddie Chadwick, and Allen Modica. Honorary pallbearers are John Pechoski, Cliff Williams, Bobby Wilson, Toby Williams, and Jimmy Jackson.

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