Wilda Duke Seaman, 84, of Crossett, died June on 18, 2016 in hospice care at Stone Gate Villa in Crossett.
She was born on June 27, 1932 in Yell County and was the daughter of the late Sylvan Duke and Sarah Catherine Jones Duke.
Upon graduation from England High School, she and her younger brother, Joe Duke, moved to Kansas City, Missouri, and went to work for Safeway. Wilda married Wayne D. Seaman in Kansas City. She retired from Safeway, and Mr. Seaman retired from what was then the Honeywell Corporation. They retired to Bella Vista, a golf community, a sport they loved passionately.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Glen Duke, Hubert Duke, Sonny Duke, and Joe Duke.
She is survived by two sisters, Mary Hubbell of Stone Gate Villa in Crossett and Wilma Cody of Atkins; a nephew and guardian, Billy J. Hubbell and wife, Judy, of Crossett, and a host of other nieces and nephews.
Wilda never had children, and doted on her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed playing golf and drinking Coca-Cola. One of her last requests was for a Coke. She loved having company at her home in Bella Vista, and had a strong sense of family.
Wilda was of the Methodist faith. She joined with a Methodist church in Kansas City, Missouri, and attended Bella Vista Methodist Church.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.