Vida Viola (Yandell) Stearman, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, April 10, 2023 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Vida was born September 10, 1934 to William and Augusta (Brothers) Yandell in Waldron, Arkansas. She was of the Baptist faith.
Vida was married to the love of her life Charles Leeverne Stearman for 58 marvelous years; before Charles went on to Heaven to wait for her. Together they raised four amazing children and played a huge role in the lives of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Vida loved watching hummingbirds and was always feeding them. She enjoyed nature and being outdoors working her cattle. Some would say that she loved her dogs most of all. Vida was a sweet, kind and caring person. She enjoyed spending time with her family. The memories made with her loved ones and life long friends will forever be treasured.
Vida leaves behind to cherish her memory her four children: Denver 'Joe' Leeverne Stearman of Waldron, Arkansas; Joyce Ann Pearcy and husband Marvin of Booneville, Arkansas; William Stearman and wife Sheila of Waldron, Arkansas; Jerry Dean Stearman and wife Lori of Poteau, Oklahoma. Grandma Vida will forever remain in the hearts of her 12 granchildren: Jason Stearman, Tobie Stearman, Billy Allen, Crystal Newman, Brittnee Stearman, Lynsi Whetstone, Bethany Hicks and step-grandchildren: Sherry Adams, Sharon Adams, Allen Adams, Paige Caughren and Payton Macon; Twenty great-grandchildren and one great great-grandson: Kyson Stearman. Vida will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including many nieces, nephews and a host of life long friends.
Vida was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband Charles Stearman; her infant son, Harold Lee Stearman; infant great granddaughter Hannah Newman; her parents, William and Augusta Yandell; and her seven siblings: Bertha Lunsford, Lester Yandell, Ervin Yandell, Chester Yandell, Grady Yandell, Molly Frazier and Claude Ray Yandell.
Vida's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2023 at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas with Rev. Ken Overturf officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Vida's pallbearers will be Jamie Newman, Lane Newman, Steven Newman, Jason Stearman, Caleb Redmon and Marvin Pearcy.
Vida's visitation will be Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.
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