Beatrice Tompkins Pearson, 86, of Monticello, passed away on May 25, 2016 at her home.

She was a retired Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas at Monticello the widow of Robert Stanley Pearson.

She was born on September 26, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas and was the daughter of the late Jesse B. Tompkins and Martha B. Lake Tompkins.

Survivors include her son, Ronald K. Pearson of West Hartford, Connicticut; a daughter, Debra C. Thomas of Montello, Nevada; two brothers, Robert Tompkins of Shawnee Mission, Kansas and Dale Tompkins of Vasser, Kansas; and three granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on June 4 at 2 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.