Fran Owens Wilkins, 69, of Fort Smith, AR, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2009, after a life long battle with Chrons Disease. She was born January 21, 1940 in Muldrow, OK to Leonard and Pearl Owens. She was retired from the Boston Store and a member of East Side Baptist Church in Fort Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years Harold Boog Wilkins, son Terry McClure, her parents Leonard and Pearl Owens and a brother Ted Owens.
Memorial service will be 11:00 AM Friday, November 13, 2009, at East Side Baptist Church with Rev. Wally Portmann officiating. Private family burial will be at U. S. National Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
She is survived by one daughter Tracy Gallagher and husband Shannon of Fort Smith, AR, three sons Greg Wilkins and wife Debra of Fort Smith, AR, Dennis Wilkins of Fort Smith, AR and Casey Wilkins and wife Tara of Lewisville, TX, two sisters Margaret Lee of Muldrow, OK and Mildred Johnson of Fort Smith, AR, two brothers Bobby Owens of Roland, OK and Phillip Owens of Muldrow, OK, nine grandchildren Lindsey and Cassidy Gallagher, Dillon Wilkins, Michael Fleming, Clay, Joseph, Chad, Brad and Charla McClure, special nieces Carol, Quoya and Mecha Waters and her close friends Carol McClanahan, Dolores Dotson, Evelyn Rambo, Marie Spradling and Betty Falkner.
The family will greet friends Thursday evening from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Worldwide Mom’s Day of Prayer, PO Box 11945, Fort Smith, AR 72917, Oaks Manor Retreat Center, 3909 Hwy 282, Van Buren, AR 72956 or East Side Baptist Church Youth Building Fund, 2710 Massard Road, Fort Smith, AR 72903.