Glenna Dunkerson - Monette

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Glenna Jewell Dunkerson, 88, of Monette, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in Formosa, she was a former resident of Rosebud and had been a resident of Manila for the past three years. She worked as a certified nursing assistant and she with her late husband farmed for many years in Caraway.

Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Morrison of Mountain Home, Sandra Walker of Manila, and Donna Siepel of Monticello, Minn.; two sons, Darrell Dunkerson of Rosebud and Harold Dunkerson of Blytheville; a sister, Jimmie Smith of Sikeston, Mo.; three brothers, Bob Barnes of Hayti, Mo., Claude Barnes of St. Charles, Mo., and Bernard Barnes of Anaheim, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Dunkerson; father, Claude Howell Barnes Sr.; mother, Hettie Bell Barnes; two brothers, Elmo Barnes and Walter Barnes; sister, Jane Henry; and a great-grandson, Stephen Allen.

A celebration of her life was held at 12 a.m. Monday at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Rev. Waymon Holt officiating. Burial was in the Monette Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dewayne Dunkerson, Dwain Walker, Brett Reams, Ron Siepel, William Hendrix and Allen Reams.

The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Manila Nursing Center of the Alzheimer's Society.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Dunkerson family at