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Obituary – Mary Ellen (Ison) Jett (1957-2022)

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Mary Ellen (Ison) Jett of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Friday, January 28, 2022 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Mary was born February 13, 1957 in Mena, Arkansas to Paul Bird Ison and Eva Sue (Simpson) Ison. Mary was 64 years old. 

Mary married the love of her life, Ray Jett in February 1979. Together they raised two boys and made their life in Waldron for 42 blessed years. She enjoyed reading, fishing and playing games on her computer. Mary loved to be home taking care of her family and her dog “Tater” and doing for her grandchildren. Her love for her family was undeniable. 

Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 42 years, Ray Jett of the home, two sons: Brad Jett and wife Courtney and Shawn Jett all of Waldron, Arkansas. Nana will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Kaitlynn Jett, Addalee Jett, Westin Jett and Lauren Shores. Mary is also survived by one sister Carolyn Naylor of Heavener, Oklahoma and one brother Doug Ison and wife Sabrina of Waldron, Arkansas. Mary will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted, including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends she loved dearly.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Eva Ison, two brothers, Eddie Ison and Donnie Ison and her best friend Janie Ison.

Mary’s life celebration will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Konnor McKay officiating. Interment will follow in the Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Mary’s pallbearers will be Bobby Ison, Nick Ison, Adam Lageveen, Mac Davis, Mike Yandell, and David Yandell. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Jett, Mike Jett and James Jett.

Mary’s visitation will be Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. 

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