P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Patricia Ann Nowlen Cruce
March 4, 1958 - May 5, 2023

Patricia Ann Nowlen Cruce

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Patricia Ann Nowlen Cruce, age 65, of Monticello, Arkansas, passed away at her home Friday, May 5, 2023. She was born March 4, 1958, in Drew County, Arkansas to the late Fred Nowlen and Kathleen Williams Nowlen. Pat was employed with Burlington Industries in Monticello until they closed and then went on to work for Union Rescue Missions. She was a member of New Life Assembly of God Church in Monticello. She loved fishing, cooking, and her weenie dogs, but her greatest love was spending time with her only grandchild, Ali Jo Cruce. Pat wrote her greatest inspiration in her life was Mr. William Tolette who helped her when she was down to believe in herself again. Mr. William and his wife Rhonda led her to the Lord.

In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Cruce, Sr.; one son, Leslie Cruce; sister, Viola Lowery; brothers-in-law, James Lowery and Ronnie Boykin; nephews, Kerry and Andy Boykin; and a great nieces, Taylor and Kara Boykin.

Pat is survived by her son Marshall ''Wayne'' Cruce and wife Sissy of Monticello; granddaughter, Ali Jo Cruce; nephew, Art Lowery; two sisters, Betty Knobloch and husband Buddy and Kathy Boykin; and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be Monday, May 8, 2023 from 6-8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel with Bro. Tim Parke officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Please sign Mrs. Pat's guestbook at www.stephensondearman.com.

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Monday, May 8, 2023
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Services
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
at 10:00 a.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Oakland Cemetery
800 North Hyatt St.
Monticello, AR  71655
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  1. Lavera Burton
    Pat was a sweet lady and had a great Sense of humor loved working with her and sending prayers to her family and friends RIP my friend
  2. Julia Hudson
    We grieve. We grieve the presence of our dear sister, Mrs. Pat. But we know that to be absent from the body is to be in the presence of Our Father. We live always in Hope of the Resurrection when we will worship again with Mrs. Pat before the Throne. Prayers for peace and solace.
  3. Dianne Lord McAllister
    So sorry for your loss. I grew up with her as a first cousin. It has been years since I have visited the family. She was blessed to have wonderful parents, sisters, and grandparents. I pray God comforts those she left.
  4. Julia Hudson
    We grieve. We grieve the presence of our dear sister. But we know to be absent from the body is to be before Our Father. For a moment we are parted. Soon we will again worship together before the Throne. We live always in the great Hope of the Resurrection. Love you Mrs. Pat.
  5. Jody
    Betty, So sorry to hear of your loss.
  6. Nancy Williams
  7. Rhonda Tollett
    Jesus paid it All! Ms Pat loved her Savior and others so well. Well done, good and faithful servant! We will see you soon.
  8. Sandra McManus
    Wayne, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Mike and Sandy McManus

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