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Nancy Geraldine McClellan

November 16, 1941 — January 14, 2023

Little Rock

Nancy Geraldine McClellan

Nancy Geraldine McClellan, 81, of Little Rock, Arkansas, born November 16, 1941, in Dierks, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 14, 2023. Nancy was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, cousin, aunt, and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer Beane and Jennie Hallman; and brother, Brant Beane. Nancy is survived by her loving husband, Richard C. McClellan; daughter, Crista Byers Keesling of Punta Gorda, FL; stepdaughters, Imogen (Ray) McClellan of San Antonio, TX and Nicola (Uwe) McClellan, of Bad Neuheim, Germany; grandsons, Kason (Chrystal) Keesling of Hillsboro, KY, and Klayton Keesling of Fort Myers, FL; step-granddaughters, Morgan, and Isabella; step-grandson, Max Richard; great- grandchildren, Kody, Kasey, Kristopher, Kennedy, Karly, Korbin, Kolton, and Kade; great-great granddaughter, Layla; niece, Brandy Beane; cousins, and friends.

She retired from the U.S. Defense Finance and Accounting Service, where she received a Tiger Team Award and Acknowledgment of Contributions-Indianapolis Center. She also worked for Housing and Urban Development in Fort Worth/Houston, TX. Nancy then worked several years in Germany and England before moving to and retiring in Lawton, OK with her husband in April 2002.

She loved working crossword puzzles, gardening, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Visitation will be on Friday, Jan 20, 2023, from 5-7 pm at the Smith Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct, Little Rock, AR (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd, 501-224-2200). Graveside services will be on Sat, Jan 21, 2023, at 2pm, at Ivy Chapel Cemetery in Ironton, AR with Rev. James Morris officiating, and Pall Bearers, James K. McClellan, Jr., Eric Tanner, Phillip Taylor, and Stacy Taylor.

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Past Services


Friday, January 20, 2023

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home Little Rock

8801 Knoedl Ct., Little Rock, AR 72205

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Graveside Service

Saturday, January 21, 2023

2:00 - 2:30pm (Central time)

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