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Ida Susan Swindle Ehemann

Ida "Susan" Swindle Ehemann, 65, of Atkins, departed this life Monday, July 4th, 2016, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock surrounded by her family. She was born March 19th, 1951, in Water Valley, Mississippi, the daughter of the late William Franklin "Frank" and Mary Elizabeth Zachary Swindle, JR. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, aunt, great aunt and great-great aunt and a doting grandmother. She was a 1969 graduate of Van Buren High School, and wasn't afraid to learn new things. She served Pope County as a florist, beautician, baker, direct sales route saleswoman at Cheek Wholesale and much more. She married the love of her life Kenneth R. Ehemann on October 25th, 1974; they created a fantastic life together for 41 1/2 years. She was a daddy's girl that made anyone feel welcome in her home. She made sure you knew you were fiercely loved in her presence. She had a sense of humor that could spur a fight, ease some tension and/or make you laugh. Susan is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Sharon Beth Reynolds. She is survived by her husband Kenneth, of the home and her children; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly Renee and Ken L. Calbert, II, of Vian, OK; son and daughter-in-law, William Franklin "Billy" and Kala Danyell Lasater Ehemann, of Atkins, AR; honorable "son" and "daughter-in-law" Mark Wayne and Michele Bowden, of Atkins, AR; honorable "daughter" and "son-in-law" Christie Mechelle and Shawn Sanders, of Jacksonville, FL; five biological grandchildren, Devin Myles Ehemann and Kenneth L. "KC" Calbert III of Vian, OK; Charles Finnegan, Nealy Elizabeth and Oliver William Ehemann of Atkins, AR; two honorable "grandchildren" Lauren Taylor and Hayden Rex Bowden of Atkins, AR; numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 9th, 10:00am, at the Atkins Church of the Assumption in Atkins, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Animal Rescue Services in your local area. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral Home. Online obituary and guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com.

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I am so sorry that I was not able to know Sue very well. This is the time of the year when we are reminded of the ones that have gone before us. It is sad to be without them. I am so very sorry that she has passed. I am thinking and praying for her family.

Linda dupwe Nov 26 2016 12:00 AM

The void I feel being left behind is unimaginable. I know you are with your Lord and Savior, but I want you here. That is selfish of me, so I will trust God's plan and be comforted that I will be with you again one day. I love you with my whole heart Mama!! There hasn't been a minute go by since we let you go that you haven't been on my mind. Little sweet things you did, said or sang are bittersweet today. Love ALWAYS and FOREVER, Your Baby Girl - Kelly

Kelly Calbert Jul 9 2016 12:00 AM

Will miss the friendship, great conversation and her wit. Larry

Larry J. Ehemann Jul 8 2016 12:00 AM

She was an awesome lady. We spent many hours together making the cheeks Wholesale book in the little building beside Sav a Sum. I always enjoyed being in her company. She taught my daughter how to do a lot of drawings in art.

Dorothy Millikan Jul 7 2016 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss of Susan. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Susan Haney Atkins Jul 7 2016 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear that Susan has passed.My heart goes out to her family and loved ones and may your memories of her comfort you in your time of grief.

Ray DuVall Jul 7 2016 12:00 AM