Aileene Wayt, 85, of Alma passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014. She was born Dec. 19, 1928, in Fort Smith to the late Clifton and Era Griffith. She was a homemaker and a member of Mountain View Methodist Church in Alma. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hugh Wayt.

She is survived by a daughter, Gayle Wells of Alma; a son, Dennis Wayt and wife Sherri of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Cody, Jason, Kristin and Amanda; and four great-grandchildren, Madison, Gavin, Jayden and Landon.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Steep Hill Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Cody Collier, Jason Collier, David Couch, Don Couch, Jeff Couch and Rick Walker.

The family will visit with friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren.

She may be viewed until 1 p.m. on Thursday.

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