Obituary- Kathleen Marie Cairns (1960-2020)


After a long hard fought battle with cancer, Kathleen Marie Cairns, better known as Kathy, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Fayetteville, Arkansas with her loving family by her side. She was born July 16, 1960 to Astock Heinrich and Glenda Manning in Oakley, Kansas. She was 59 years old. Kathy was raised a devout Catholic.

Kathy had a heart of gold. Being the oldest of 8, it was only second nature that she had a hand in helping raise her siblings and very involved in raising her grandchildren. She spent her entire life loving and caring for everyone around her. She was a mother to everyone she knew. She welcomed everyone into her home. She enjoyed crocheting and doing crossword puzzles and she loved animals.Her favorite color was blue and she loved sunflowers. Kathy’s most treasured times were those when all the family was gathered together, reminiscing about old times and making new memories.

Kathy leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband George Cairns of the home, sons: Richard Powell, Toney Cairns, Donald Cairns, Chris Cairns and one daughter, Heather Cairns,as well as her mother, Glenda Manning all of Waldron, Arkansas. Nanny will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Tristan Cairns of the home, Noah Cairns and Tyler Cairns of Waldron, Arkansas, Drew Cairns of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Chelsea Edwards of Wyoming, Tara Hood of Story, Arkansas, and Aubrey Cairns of Mena, Arkansas. Kathy also leaves her legacy with her siblings: Martha Malone and husband curtis of Raymond, Kansas, Cindy McIntyre and husband Mike of Crawfordsville, Indiana, Crystal Gleason and husband Wesley of Waldron, Arkansas, Threasa Pickens and husband Wesley of Waldron, Arkansas, Charles Heinrich and wife Antonella of Florida, James Heinrich and wife Theresa of Wilson, Kansas and Robert Manning and wife Marie Crawfordsville, Indiana. Kathy will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of nieces, nephews, friends and dear ones close to her heart.

Kathy is preceded in death by her father, Astock Heinrich, one daughter, Melissa Heinrich and one son, Alex Powell.

A life celebration will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Tammy Moore Teague

Tammy Moore Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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