July 24, 1927 - March 18, 2021
Helen Louise Adams Koonce, better known as "Jackie", of Plumerville, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021 at her home. She was born July 24, 1927 in Plumerville, a daughter of the late Clyde Sr. and Rose Ella Shipp Adams. She was the middle child of 9 children, born into a loving Christian family that she truly enjoyed sharing and talking about to others. She was a member of Portland Missionary Baptist Church, having served as church clerk beginning August 1976 and serving for 40 years, BTC Teacher, choir member and VBS Helper. She worked for Oberman Mfg. Co. and Levi Strauss & Co. for 38 years retiring as a Quality Control Inspector. She was an active member of Plumerville Homecoming Committee having served as Chairman and Vice Chairman and an alderman for the City of Plumerville. She was a volunteer for CHI St. Vincent in Morrilton. Mrs. Koonce was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 63 1/2 years, William Doyle Koonce; brothers: Dean Adams, John L. Adams, Audrey Adams, Laudis Adams and Clyde Adams Jr., sisters: Wanda Bell Garrett Walker, and Betty Sue Bowden. She is survived by two daughters, Diane (Larry) Kellar and Jan (Larry) Gordon of Morrilton; Grandsons: John (Kasey) Kellar of Morrilton, Jeremy Kellar of Conway, Arkansas, Brent Gordon of Morrilton, and Tyler (Kristin) Kellar of Knoxville, Tennessee; Great Grandsons: Ben, Sam, and Owen Kellar of Morrilton, Jax Kellar of Knoxville, Tennessee, and one Great Granddaughter, Olivia Rose Kellar of Knoxville, Tennessee; one sister: Shirley (Paul) Mallett of Monroe, Louisiana; many nieces and nephews, friends and her church family. Funeral services will be, 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 22, 2021 at Harris Chapel with Bro. Lonnie Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Plummerville Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. The family will receive friends from 9:30-10:00 a.m. Monday prior to service time.
Helen Louise Adams Koonce, better known as "Jackie", of Plumerville, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021 at her home. She was born July 24, 1927 in Plumerville, a daughter of the late Clyde Sr. and Rose Ella Shipp Adams. She was... View Obituary & Service Information
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