Mrs. Irene Adele Stephens Archer

Mrs. Irene Adele Stephens Archer, age 93, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas, died on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 peacefully at her home. 

She was born on March 12, 1928 in Provo, Arkansas. Mrs. Archer was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of De Queen where she was an adult Sunday teacher. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and loved her family dearly. She was the owner of Western Auto in De Queen. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, John William and Ora Thursa Diggs Stephens and her husband, Ruel Pat Archer; one son-in-law, Norley F. Bickley, III and one brother, J.C. Stephens.  

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Marilyn Archer of De Queen, one daughter, Deborah Bickley of De Queen; four grandchildren and theirspouses’, Meredith Archer of Plano, TX, Mark and Nikki Archer of Conway, AR, Natalie and David Dickey of Arlington, TX, Neida Adele and Paul Griffin of Yellville, AR; seven great-grandchildren, Carter and Austin Archer, Kirstyn Adele and James Dickey, Logan and fiancé Gail of Victoria, TX, Bryton and Katelyn Irene Griffin and a number of nieces and nephews.  

Graveside services for Mrs. Archer will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 30, 2021, at Redmen Cemetery in De Queen with Bro. Josh Herweck officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.  

The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 30th at the funeral home Chapel in De Queen. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 713 De Queen, Arkansas 71832 or First Baptist Church of De Queen, 1535 W. Collin Ray Drive. De Queen, AR 71832. 

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