Verna Lee Irvan, 78, of Van Buren passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. She retired from Walmart after 30 years of service, was a homemaker and was of the Christian faith. She loved to crochet and was a very devoted mother and wife. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl; three sisters, Iva Davis, Barbara Farrar and Gloria DuBuc; five brothers, Lee, Clifford Jr., Donald, Francis and Ronnie Osman; and her parents, Cliff Osman and Burdetta (Daily) Osman.
She is survived by four daughters, Courtney Butler and her husband Ronnie of Barling, Diane Gordon and her husband Eddie of Dora, Janice White and her husband Jerry of Van Buren Angela Moore and her husband Gary of Fort Smith; one son, James Irvan of Van Buren; six sisters, Imogene Harrell of Pittsburg, Kan., Dorothy Wann of Greenwood, Joyce Rowlett of Ozark, Darlene Taylor of Fort Smith, Melva Weiser of Barling and Donna Zachary of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Lonnie Osman of Rudy and Jerry Osman of Chester; seven grandchildren, Amber, Jamie, Joe Ray, Timothy, Lianna, Kinser and Sam; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Ocker Memorial Chapel with burial at Mt. McCurry in Rudy under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren. The family will visit with friends an hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Gary Moore, Eddie Gordon, Jesse Hash, Ronnie Butler, Jerry White and James Irvan.
A special thanks goes to Dennis, Jennifer, Lacey, Tabby and the staff at Fianna Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Smith.
Online tributes: www.ockerfuneralhome.com.