Laura Belle Fritchey, 97, of Van Buren died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. She was born May 26, 1916, and was the widow of T.R. Fritchey.

She is survived by two sons, Charles and John Fritchey, both of Van Buren; four daughters, Virginia Morland of Fort Smith, Evelyn McEwen of Van Buren, Paula Philpott of Vian and Marie Tacket of Arizona; a brother, Gene Palmer of Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Beatrice Shoemake of Twin Falls, Idaho; 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be David Myers, Charles Morland, Harl Schoeppe, Jerry Wells, Aaron Bettencourt and Dan Garnes.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.