Jean C. Frisby
Funeral Date: 12/24/2015

Obituary:
Jean C. Frisby, age 98, of Warren, Arkansas died Monday, December 21, at home. She was born October 24, 1917 in New Edinburg, Arkansas a daughter of the late Duncan Green Campbell and Jennie Hunter Campbell. She was a graduate of the New Edinburg Public School System, held a BA from Arkansas A and M (University of Arkansas at Monticello) and earned a Masters Degree in Home Economics from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. In 1957 she organized the first All Tomato Luncheon in Warren, a tradition that continues. Mrs. Frisby retired on March 31 1995 as County Extension Agent Staff Chairman. She served as Vice President of the National Association of Extension Home Economist from 1964 to 1967; for the years 1960 to 1961 she was President of the Arkansas Association of Extension Home Economist. She served as President and Vice President of the Warren B&PW Club and was a member of the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Frisby was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Warren. She married Oscar F. Frisby on April 5, 1952 in New Edinburg, Arkansas and he died July 31, 1978. Surviving is 2 nephews Walter Ellis, Tampa, Fla. and Curtis Holmes, Buffalo, New York and a niece Dr. Marsha Ellis Smith, Louisville, Kentucky. She was also preceded in death by a brother Leonard Hunter Campbell and 3 sisters Helen C. Ellis, Clara C. Holmes and Louise C. Ferguson. Jean saved countless lives with her teaching related to food preparation and preservation through her home visits, demonstrations and daily radio program. She epitomized the art of social graces and hospitality. Her dedication to her family and friends was with out bounds. As a woman she set the standard for her gender as a housewife and in the state professional workplace. The world is a better place because of Jean. Funeral Services were 10:00 am Thursday, December 24, at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Marsha Ellis Smith. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were James C. Scott, John Gavin, Curtis Blankinship, Jr, Joe Tolefree, Justin Baker, Cliff Morgan and Norman Scogin. Honorary pallbearers were Weldon Sledge, Tommy Burrow, John M. Lipton, Buddy McCaskill and Bob Milton. Memorials preferred to First Presbyterian Church, 212 East Church Street, Warren, Arkansas 71671.

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Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: My sympathy to the family of this special lady.

Name: Gwen Fudge
Message: Jean encouraged me in my career and helped me get a scholarship to Ouachita Baptist University. She was a wonderful example of how well women could achieve in the workplace, well before women were readily accepted.

Name: Suzette Russell
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Name: Judy Robison
Message: Mrs. Frisby was a very special lady who never forgot a kindness done for her. She will be missed by many.

Name: Suzanne Weiss Hoffer
Message: My sympathies to the family. Jean was a good friend of my family and I know she will be missed by all.

Name: Becky Still Deed
Message: Aunt Jean is the last of her generation in our Frisby family. I have many memories of her and her "Frisby" at many family reunions. God Speed.

Name: Tammy Hensley
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Name: Billy and Bootsie King
Message: Our condolences to the niece and nephews of Aunt Jean Frisby. She was the last of the Frisby Aunts on my mothers side of the Frisby family. Although she is gone from this earth, she will remain in your hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless each of you and your families.

Name: Lisa Still
Message: Aunt Jean lived a long and accomplished life. May she rest in eternal peace.

Name: Pam & Gary Ozment
Message: Mrs. Frisby was a true inspiration. Prayers for her family and friends.

Name: Julie & Terry Donnelly
Message: We remember Jean Frisby fondly. The year we were farm family, after our second daughter was born, she brought out a delicious meal. She was always helpful and always there if you needed her. We will miss her.

Name: Robbie Loeb
Message: Jean Campbell Frisby and my mother were first cousins. Duncan Campbell (father of Jean Frisby) and my grandmother (Camella Campbell Moseley Williams( were brother and sister. My mom (Virginia Moseley) was born in the house in New Edinburg where Jean grew up. I miss them all so much.

Name: Patti and Donnie
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Name: Lisa Williams Kennedy
Message: Mrs. Frisby was my childhood next door neighbor and a great role model. May she rest in peace.