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Shirley Jeanette Slinkard
February 4, 1941 - June 9, 2021

Shirley Jeanette Slinkard of Trumann departed this life on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at the family residence in Trumann at the age of 80 years, 4 months and 5 days.  She was born Tuesday, February 4, 1941 in Trumann, Ark., and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann.  She was retired from the Trumann School District for 19 years, was selected as an outstanding teenager in a lengthy article from the Jonesboro Sun, selected outstanding home ec student, and played in the canasta club for several years.       She was preceded in death by one son, Shannon Keith Slinkard, and her parents, Hugh and Nadine Stevens Clark.       She is survived by her husband of 61 years Robert D. “Bob” Slinkard of the home; one son, Damon (Tammie) Slinkard of Trumann; two grandchildren; Autumn Slinkard and Nelson Slinkard. Two great-grandchildren, Sicily and Stella Mars. Brother; Ronald Clark of Trumann;      Due To A Illness In The Family, Shirley's Funeral Has benn Postponed To a Later Date.  Thompson Funeral Home will announce to new Date and Time when available.       Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.       In compliance with Covid-19 guidelines, a mask or other facial covering is optional and social distancing will be observed.       Online guest book can be signed at www. thompsonfuneralhome.net

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June 14, 2021
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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June 14, 2021
06:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Larry and Sharon Shirley, Bartlett, Tn says

    My sincere condolences to my best friend Bob and all of Shirley’s family. She was an outstanding person and will be missed by all her friends and family... may she Rest In Peace.

  2. Anna Gregory Blagg, Trumann says

    Prayers for all the family! May god give you the grace and peace needed to get through this time.

  3. Larry Cook , Walnut Ridge, AR.. says

    We are so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing! Bob & Family just know that you are all in our prayers during this difficult time. May God comfort you. Your Childhood neighbor's Larry Cook Betty "Cook" Walker

  4. Nancy Darlene Cook, Jonesboro Arkansas says

    Shirley was one of my favorite cousins and was also very close to my deceased mother. Shirley was always very sweet to me. May she rest in peace.

  5. April Russell, Trumann says

    Autumn, Sicily, Stella and family I am sorry to hear of your loss. May God wrap His loving arms around you all and bring you comfort during your time of loss and grief.

  6. Jefferson W. Slinkard, Lincoln, Arkansas says

    Jeff&Ava Slinkard of Lincoln, Ar. "Ruggles" As a boy growing up in Southern California[via Trumann, Hatchiecoon, Eudora] Uncle Bob and Aunt Shirley lived near us whilst Uncle Bob finished out his service to this country at "China lake" military hospital. Aunt Shirley had a little dog named "Ruggles." I always thought she had the most beautiful eyes, and the sweetest laugh. She'll be missed.

  7. Robert Thompson, Florence, Alabama says

    Bobby, so sorry for your loss.

  8. Gary Russell , Trumann Arkansas 72473 says

    Prayers to all

  9. Johnnie (Kendall) Mitchusson, Star City says

    Sending condolences

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