Willa Mae Miner, 93, of Mulberry passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at her home. She was born Dec. 19, 1924, in Holdenville, Okla., to the late Henry Frank and Lula Etta (Hill) Bennett. Willa married Bob Miner May 16, 1946. After living in several states with oil field jobs, Bob and Willa settled in Mulberry in 1958. She was a strong Christian and faithful member of Mulberry First Baptist Church for close to 60 years. She had a strong passion for supporting missions. Willa was strongly patriotic and always supported men and women in uniform. She always flew a flag or had one in her house. Willa was quick to laugh and always had a twinkle in her eye. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bobby J. Miner; four brothers, Henry Bennett, Bob Bennett, J.D. Bennett and Frank (Junior) Bennett; and four sisters, Maudie Giles, Thelma Gordon, Gladys Swinhart and Betty White.
Survivors include two daughters, Jana Westcamp and husband Bill of Mulberry and Dana Beam and husband Chris of Alma; one son, Gary J. Miner and wife Kaye of Searcy, Ark.; five grandchildren, Stacy Bailey, Holly Craig, Laura Tidwell, Jason Miner and Mark Beam; five great-grandchildren, Emme Bailey, Mallory Craig, William Bailey, Jonas Tidwell and Cooper Miner; one brother, Harry Bennett of Tulsa; three sisters-in-law, Sally Bennett of Norman, Okla., Betty Brooks of Holdenville, Okla., and Anita Miner of Barling; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mulberry First Baptist Church with interment at New Cemetery of Mulberry under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.
Pallbearers will be Bill Giles, Johnny Gordon, Harold Gordon, Phillip Bennett, Brad Bennett, Hal Swinhart, Todd White, Jimmy Grimes, Greg Miner, Pat Miner and Johnny Craig Miner.
Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Moon, John Moody, Tony Almond, Glen Evans, Nick House, Jeff Marvin, David Marvin, John Hunter and Jimmy Moore.
The family will visit with friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at Mulberry First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the mission fund at First Baptist Church, 453 Church Ave., Mulberry, AR 72947.
To place an online tribute please visit www.ockerfuneralhome.com.