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Penny M. Francis Forthman of Arkadelphia passed on to be in the house of the Lord on Monday, July 5, 2021. She was born December 27, 1945 in Beaumont, Texas to Olen C. and Maurine Weeks Francis. She was a member of Third Street Baptist Church.
She was a retired teacher, teaching in the Malvern and Arkadelphia School District. Penny was a member of the Arkansas Teachers Retirement Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of forty-one years, James H. Forthman Sr.; her grandparents and two uncles, Amos Francis of Arkadelphia and Thomas Francis of Texas.
Survivors are three sons, James H. Forthman Jr. (Mary) of Maryland, Michael Forthman Sr. (Dawn) and David Forthman all of Arkadelphia; one daughter, Rebecca Hickey (Kenneth) of Searcy; one sister, Nancy Ennis of Lufkin, Texas and one brother, Olen C. Francis (Val) of Texas; four grandchildren, Jessica Vo (Tony), Jackson Forthman, Michael Forthman Jr. (Erinn) and Addisan Forthman all of Arkadelphia; three great-grandchildren, Bryce Forthman, Ren Taylor, and Charlotte Vo; several nieces and nephews.
Service will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, July 8th at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Richwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-7 PM Wednesday, July 7th at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Richwood Cemetery Association c/o Nicky Todd 170 Mt. Zion Rd. Arkadelphia, AR. 71923.
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