Iola Adadene Safley, 89, of Springdale, Ark. passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. Iola was born on April 2, 1926 in Leslie, Ark., a daughter of Roscoe Henry and Emma Watts Henry. She was the widow of the late Joseph William Safley, whom she married on March 26, 1949 in Dardanelle, Ark. and who preceded her in death on April 6, 2012. Iola was a homemaker and had attended Elmdale Baptist Church. Iola is survived by two sons, James E. Safley of Eucha, Okla. and Deryl G Safley of Fayetteville, Ark.; one daughter, Connie Wilkins of Springdale; one sister, Velma Laws of Bartlesville, Okla.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 6 brothers and two sisters. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Bluff Cemetery in Springdale. Arrangements are under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale.
Published January 22, 2016