Mrs. Irma Bookout Thomason, 96, died on Feb. 23, 2011.  

She was born in Rector on June 18, 1914.  

Irma was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, the Rev. Elmo A. Thomason. Also preceding her were her parents Simon Bookout and Finer Wagner Bookout; her nine siblings; and her foster grandson, Philip A. Bookout.

Survivors include her son, Dr. Dana A. Thomason and his wife Martha of Russellville; her grandson, Jonathan M. Thomason of Alexandria, Va., and his mother, Catherine Pierce Thomason of Conway. Also surviving are her foster son, Simon D. Bookout and wife Paula of Little Rock; granddaughter, Amy Bookout Christie, husband David; and great-grandchildren, Nicholas Philip Christie and Olivia Margaret Christie of Waltham, Mass. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Glenna Bookout of Rector; and several nieces and nephews.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to First United Methodist Church in Conway.

Graveside services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday at Woodland Heights Cemetery, Rector, with Edward Pruett officiating. The procession will leave Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector at 9:45 a.m. Friday. 

There will be no visitation.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Conway.

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