Marian Ruth Fine, age 85 of Dardanelle, Ark., died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 12, 1928, at Burlington Junction, Mo., to Luke Edward and Orda Ulva Voshell Bowman. She was of the Methodist faith and was known affectionately to her family as Granny. She loved to sew, plant flowers, read, whittle and take care of her animals.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edgar Lyle Fine; brother Edward Cossins Bowman; two sisters, Orda Francis Taft and Helen Francis Bowman.
Survivors include her three daughters, Ulva Jane Eldridge of Richmond, Mo., Mary Loch and husband Roland of Pickering, Mo., Joy Blocker of Cache, Okl.; three sons, Edward Fine and wife Shelly of Russellville, Ark., Charley Fine and wife Patricia of Dardanelle, Ark., Andy Fine and wife Glenda of Lawson, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online guest book and condolences at