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Memorial services for Patricia Ann Eagleman, 61, Harrison, Arkansas, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Washington Avenue Church of Christ in West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Thurman Hensley and Mona Blair Hensley, on March 21, 1953 in West Plains, Missouri and died August 6, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri.

She was united in marriage June 1, 1968 in West Plains, Missouri to Jim Eagleman.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Eagleman, of the home, Harrison, Arkansas; two children, Trish Dufresne and husband, Steve, Harrison, Arkansas and Stacey Eagleman, Caulfield, Missouri; two siblings, Diane Dunnihoo and husband, Bruce, Blue Springs, Missouri and Rick Hensley and wife, Linda, Rapid City, South Dakota, and five grandchildren, Kelly Malone and husband, Robert, Harrison, Arkansas, Elizabeth Eagleman, Harrison, Arkansas, Trevor Dufresne, Harrison, Arkansas, Dalton Eagleman, Caulfield, Missouri, and Sydni Dufresne, Harrison, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a teacher and school counselor for over twenty-five years. She was very health conscious. She enjoyed reading, and loved to spend time with her family. She especially loved to spend time with her grandchildren, taking them shopping or just doing whatever they wanted to do. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



  1. Bruce Dunnihoo
    August 8, 2014 @ 8:44 pm

    I miss her already. Very professional woman, determined through most obstacles, & someone who enjoyed reading. I recall her counselor comment where she would say, “I see”. I will miss seeing her around West Plains where I could enjoy a hearty breakfast with Patty & her sister, Diana, my wife. Some of these breakfasts she observed the older men sitting around drinking coffee & talking more than women. Hee…Hee… She was trained to listen & observe, indeed. It was indeed a sincere & genuine pleasure to have known her these past 43 some years!

    – Bruce Dunnihoo

  2. Loran & Barbara Cockrum
    August 8, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

    Jimmy we are deeply sorry for your loss. Patty will be missed greatly. God Bless and keep you through your time of sorrow.

  3. Toni Foster-Thomas and family
    August 9, 2014 @ 1:21 am

    You are a wonderful woman and will be dearly missed.

  4. Larry and Pam Coffman
    August 9, 2014 @ 8:50 am

    Jim and Family,
    So sorry to hear about Patti. I can remember all the fun we all use to have in playing cards. May God give you all the comfort and guidance during this difficult time

  5. Sharon Hutsler
    August 10, 2014 @ 9:36 am

    I am so sorry Jimmie. Holding you up in prayer.
    Love you

  6. Gary and Loretta Blair
    August 10, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

    Gary has happy memories of playing with Patti, Diane, and Rick when they were young back on the farm in Tecumseh. Gary states that she was a good friend and a wonderful niece and will be sorely missed.

  7. Anita Michel
    August 11, 2014 @ 3:31 pm

    I knew Patty through her work at Vocational Rehabilitation. She was such a kind and caring person, and I enjoyed the time I spent with her. She will be missed.

  8. Barbara (King) Williams
    August 11, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

    I know that each of you will miss Patty in so many ways..wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend…and the list goes on. Hold all of the good memories close in your heart and she will never be far away.

    Know that you and your families will be in my prayers, and even more so, know she is wrapped in the loving arms of Jesus… and there is no better place to be. God bless you with comfort and peace, Barbara & family

  9. Pamela Becker
    August 13, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

    I first met Patty in the ’80s when we were on a committee together. During time we went to several conferences around the state, always rooming together. We had good meals and lots of laughs. Later, she and I worked with each other at WPR-7, our offices side by side. More recently, and it seems such a short time ago, I visited her at Voc Rehab. Even then she must have known she was ill but I did not; she kept that to herself. She was such a stoic and lovely lady. I wish to extend my deepest condolences to her family and close friends.

  10. Alice Vandergriff
    August 14, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed getting to know Patty better when she was counselor at West Plains High School. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Mike & Debbie Mahan
    August 16, 2014 @ 8:02 am

    We are so sorry for your loss (actually it is a great loss for MANY people). I can remember the first time I met Patti a long time ago. Dating Mike, he took me to a men’s Eagleman softball game on a very hot Sunday afternoon. Patti was very pregnant sitting in the grass with no shade yelling & encouraging Jimmy on. She was so kind to me, as I hardly knew anyone there. As I found out that day, she was such a kind person that touched the hearts of many people. Her strong, yet soft spoken personality will continue to influence the good in many people for a long time. We were blessed to know her & will always remember her smile & kindness. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  12. Ron Spencer
    August 16, 2014 @ 9:11 am

    Thinking of all of you. sorry i couldn’t make it down you are in my thoughts and prayers. Ron

  13. Barbara Green
    August 16, 2014 @ 1:34 pm

    I really enjoyed working with Patti during our years together at Vocational Rehabilitation. She and I could see each other from our offices and would exchange Hellos from time to time “across the hall” during the rare quiet times at work. We both would comment how we wished we had more time to spend with one another. She was a good counselor to all, a hard worker, and a really good all around person. I felt I was lucky to get to know a truly good person. My deepest sympathies to all of her family.

  14. Amanda Caraway-Bell
    August 18, 2014 @ 9:23 am

    Mrs. Eagleman was the counselor at Bakersfield when I was in school. She was a great person and will be missed by anyone who knew her. Truly an amazing person.