Helen Juanita Bost, daughter of the late John and Nannie Barrett Neal, was born Dec. 9, 1925, in Arbyrd, Mo., and passed away, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at her residence in Paragould, Ark., at the age of 85.
She was the last of 13 children, a homemaker, and she raised five children.
On Oct. 4, 1941, in Cardwell, Mo., she married L.C. Bost, who preceded her in death on April 1, 1991. She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Stanley Wright; one grandchild, Angela Dawn Bost, and all 12 siblings.
Survivors include three sons, Loy Bost and wife, Joyce, of Cardwell, Mo., Bobby Bost and wife, Kathy, of Paragould, Ark., and Scottie Bost and wife, Barbara, of Senath, Mo.; two daughters, Judy Detjens and husband, Dennis, and Carolyn Dement and husband, Leland, all of Paragould; nine grandchildren, Staci and Michael, Missy and Jonathan, Beth and Derrek, Derek and Darla, Chris and Laura, Jennifer, Amanda and Michael, Lisa, and Kim and John; 14 great-grandchildren, Stanna, Emilee, Tyler, Devin, Davia, Daily, Danica, Nathan, Libby, Kelee, Blane, Emersyn, Cameron and Hayden, and other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell with Rev. Chris Brantley officiating, and assisted by Rev. Leland Dement.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers are Derrek Detjens, Derek Davis, Jonathan Wright, Tyler Wright, Michael Brown and Michael Weldon.