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Erma Lois (Burroughs) Looper

April 9, 1922 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 97)


Erma Lois Looper, 97 of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020. She was born in Bismarck on April 9, 1922 to the late Fredrick Wallace Burroughs and Jennie Lind Lewis Burroughs.

Erma was a retired teacher from the Bismarck School District and a member of the Beaton Christian Home Church.

She was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, and me maw. In earlier years, she enjoyed studying the Bible, crocheting and working crossword puzzles. She was also an excellent cook and seamstress.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Floyd Looper; two sisters, Olene Hunt, and Mildred Moore; one brother, Louis Burroughs and a grandson, John Douglas.

She is survived by two daughters, Kitty (Ray)Barton and Floy (David) Douglas; three grandchildren, Tasha (Christian)Smith, Kris Barton, Karen (Greg) Chenault; great-grandchildren, Brianna (Sam) Cowling, Shelby Dixon, Bryant Barton, Graham, Max, Avery Chenault; a great-great-grandchild, Arlie Cowling, and one brother, Harold Burroughs.

A viewing will be held at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. A graveside service will be Saturday, March 21 at Beaton Cemetery with Bro. Ricky Collie officiating. Memorials may be made to the Beaton Cemetery Fund, 108 Hanover Road, Bismarck, AR. 71929. 

In light of current events all who are not comfortable coming our family completely understands. 

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March 20, 2020

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Funeral Home
517 Clay St.
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

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