Barbara "Jane" AshcraftOden, AR, 1945 - 2022
Barbara "Jane" Ashcraft, age 77, of Oden passed away Saturday, October 8, 2022.
She was born January 16, 1945, in Oil Trough, the daughter of James Wilson McDougal and Loris Oneta Thomasson McDougal.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alfred and Eva Ashcraft; her two brothers, Gary McDougal and Udell McDougal; her sister, Dolores Ketch; and her nephew, Todd McDougal.
On December 8, 1962, Jane was married to the true love of her life, Duffy Ashcraft. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pencil Bluff and was employed for many years in the oil and gas industry in Houston, Texas. Jane Graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1962. Jane was a breast cancer survivor and was honored to be able to participate over the years in Project Pink. Jane was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, who loved the Lord and her family with all her heart.
Jane is survived by her loving husband, Duffy Ashcraft of Oden; her daughter, Leigh Meeks, and her husband, Dale Peterson, of Oden; her grandson, Derek Meeks of Houston, Texas; her aunt, Ruby Alline Shank, and her husband, Ray, of Oakwood, Texas; her sister-in-law, Carole McDougal; her nieces and nephews, Terri (Scott) Buker, Greg (Genia) Harrell, Brad (Tamela) Harrell, Gary (Kirsty) McDougal, Jackie (James) Ross, Aimee (Kevin) Yeager, Kim (Steve) Crawford and Gay McDougal; her special cousins, Tammy and Tony Stadelman, and Robert and Sabrina Henderson; and numerous great-nieces; great-nephews; extended family members; and a host of wonderful friends.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Jane will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, October 17, 2022, in the First Baptist Church of Pencil Bluff with Bro. Mitch Odom officiating under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home, Glenwood. Burial of cremated remains will immediately follow the memorial services in the Oden Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Jane to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611.
Published October 13, 2022