Nina Mae Mathes Cooney, 78, of Ash Flat died Jan. 29, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.
Born July 27, 1923, at Mountain View, she was the daughter of Herman and Liza Edding Mathes. She was a retired certified nurse's aid for Crest Park Nursing Home in Forrest City, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Evening Shade.
Survivors include a son, Tom Cooney of Poughkeepsie; two daughters -- Mary Louise Babitsch of Ash Flat, and Dorothy Mae Peterson of Even-ing Shade; two brothers -- Melvin Mathes of Cherokee Village, and Norman Mathes of West Memphis; two sisters -- Elizabeth Watts of Wynne, and Flo Luker of Cherokee Village; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene Harris Cooney; an infant son; a daughter, Florence Bell Cooney; two brothers -- Claude Mathes and Martin Mathes; and a grandson, Thomas Eugene Cooney.
The funeral was Jan. 31 at Calvary Baptist Church with Carl Higgs officiating. Burial followed in Cooney Cemetery near Williford.
Pallbearers were Calvin Dennis, Terry Cooney, Barry Cooney, Mike Cooney, Raymond Stroud, Stanley Cooney and Don Searly.
Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.