OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
P.O. Box 328, England, AR
Elizabeth "Liz" Hansell
Published: November 15, 2012
Elizabeth "Liz" Hansell, 82, passed away of natural causes at her home in Humnoke, Arkansas on November 12, 2012, surrounded by family members at her bedside. She was born June 30, 1930 in Gumwoods Township, Lonoke County, Arkansas to Robert Odie and Mary Ella Underwood. She married Jesse Paul "Giggs" Hansell on August 21, 1949.
She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Paula Rail and Danny, Sandra Freund and Robert, Vickie Raker and James, and her son and his wife, Roger Hansell and Mary Anne. "Granny" is survived by her grandchildren and their spouses, Cindy Lock, Beth Rail, Paul Freund and Sara, Jessica Maynard and Blake, Brooke Jackson and Scott, and Misty Hansell. "Big Granny" is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Andrea Lock, Dalton Rail, Lauren Maynard, Cameron Maynard, Haley Freund, Caitlyn Freund, Willa Jackson, and Kaydence Manuel. She is survived by her sisters and their spouses, Mary Lee Vaught and Leon, Frances England and David, and her brothers and their spouses, Clarence and Dorothy Underwood, Lewis and Betty Underwood. Liz is preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Paul Hansell; her parents, Robert Odie and Mary Underwood; and siblings Figi Underwood, Audrey Skinner, Dorothy Ingle, Kenneth Underwood and Gene Underwood.
Liz was a life long member of Rowes Chapel Church of Humnoke, Arkansas. After her retirement from Remington Arms, she actively pursued her love of vegetable and flower gardening. She loved canning the vegetables and preserving jams and jellies to give to her family and friends. Nothing made Liz happier than big family gatherings, which allowed her to prepare delicious meals for the enjoyment of family, as well as for invited friends. Liz could always be found in front of her TV when the razorbacks were playing. She was a highly enthusiastic fan of the team. She loved and found great joy in spending time with small children. She shared many happy stories of visits from young neighbors, Benjamin and Noah Fulmer.
Funeral services for Liz will be held November 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Wilson-Robison Funeral Home, England. Visitation will be November 16, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Flynn Cemetery. Wilson-Robison Funeral Home of England, (501) 842-3901, is in charge of the arrangements.
Thank you to the many family members, friends, neighbors, medical caregivers, and others who loved, helped, and visited her, and in so many ways enriched her life. A special thank you to the family, neighbors, and her church family who brought happiness into her life. She loved all of them so very much. "Don't be ashamed to weep; ‘tis right to grieve...Tears are water, and flowers...need water and sunshine to grow. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us."