She graduated from Blytheville High School and attended Arkansas State University. She studied Art with Paul Penczner in Memphis. She won first place in a Women's Club sponsored State Art competition conducted by the University of Mo. Art Department. Her entry was sent to Chicago International Competition where she received Honorable Mention. Because of her love of art, she taught many young people and substituted in the Art Department in the Senath Public School.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she taught a boys Sunday School Class for many years.
She was a member of the Federated Women's Club for 69 years. She was president of the club for 20 years. She represented the club at the International meeting in Atlanta, Ga. She was a Girl Scout leader and camp counselor. She also led a Cub Scout Pack. She was Past President of the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of Eastern Star. Because of her love of books, art and history, she enjoyed traveling in Europe.
The Senath Federated Women's Club honored her by selecting her as Grand Marshall of the 2004 Christmas Parade.
She was always volunteering to decorate for a club, school or civic activity. She loved to cook and entertain. There were always homemade cakes or cookies ready for whoever dropped in. She was an accomplished seamstress and won second place in a State Vogue Pattern Competition.
Her motto was, "Things that you do, do with your might. Things done by halves are never done right." There was no such word as "can't" in her vocabulary.
She has been on the Democratic Senatorial Committee and National Congressional for the last two elections. Since 1972, she has been on the National Committee to preserve Social Security and Medicare. She has been involved with preserving our wild life and natural resources. She wanted the best of our world preserved for her great-grandchildren and yours.
She is survived by her daughter, Gail Page Glisson Chaney and husband, Bob, of Winchester, Tenn.; her son, Winston BeLisle, of Kennett; two granddaughters, Debbie Poston and husband, Thomas, of Dalton, Ga., and Cathy King and husband, Frank, of Loganville, Ga., and six great-grandchildren, Michael, Chaney, Rachel and Stephen Poston and Robert and Grace King.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, George William McFarland and Benard McFarland.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Monday July 10, 2006, at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Blytheville, Ark.
Visitation was held Sunday, July 9, at the McDaniel Funeral Home chapel in Senath.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Senath Federated Woman's Club in Senath, Mo.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath was in charge of arrangements.