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Aileen Millsap

Frances Aileen Millsap, 95, of Springdale, Arkansas formerly of Siloam Springs and Hot Springs, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. 

She was born March 2, 1924 in Paola, Kansas, the daughter of Henry and Maxine Bayles Harrison. She moved with her parents to Siloam Springs when she was four years old.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Hal Millsap Jr., her second husband, Tom Longfellow, and her brother, Tom Harrison.

She is survived by her brothers, Steve Harrison and Hank Harrison and Hank’s wife Cheryl, all of Siloam Springs: her three children, Hal and Jan Millsap of Springdale, Rosemary and Ken Steele of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, and Holly and Michael Ezell of Weddington Community, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Tracy Steelman of Aiken, South Carolina; Amy Matayo and husband Doug of Springdale; Emily Mincks and husband Andrew of Rogers; Melissa Chesnut of Loveland, Colorado; Shannon Ogden and wife Victoria of Littleton, Colorado; Michael Ogden and wife Shona of Austin, Texas, Nathan Ezell and wife Rebekah Falkner of Austin, Texas; and Rachel Ezell and husband Michael O’Keefe of Duxbury, Massachusetts; step-grandson Jonathan Steele of Warrenton, Virginia; 23 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siloam Springs and attended First Christian Church of Hot Springs.  She was an avid reader, a published author, loved to write poetry and play the piano, taught Sunday School, sang in the church choir and was in many clubs.  She was an active member of PEO over fifty years and served as President.

Memorial service will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Chapel in Siloam Springs on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:00pm. To sign online guestbook please go to www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.


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Sincere condolences to all of the family. God bless you all.

David and Donna Pickle Jun 23 2019 12:00 AM

Aileen was a great writer at the Herald Democrat in the 80s and she was a very professional and polite person.
We always enjoyed her writing and friendship at our company gatherings,
And I always enjoyed our coffee time with Hank as well.
God Bless a great family

Albert Thompson Publisher Herald Democrat Jun 22 2019 12:00 AM

Hugs to you, Holly and Michael. I was so sorry to learn about the death of your mom. We will keep you in our prayers.
Joe and Janine Stratton

Janine Stratton Jun 16 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Aileens passing. I have many fond memories of her growing up. Always loved going to their house

Debbie McCormick Jun 16 2019 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear that Aileen passed away. She was a special lady. You are all in my prayers!!

Bevra Mickel Jun 13 2019 12:00 AM