Barbara Jean Ramsey Fent, 86, of Fort Smith passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. She was born March 19, 1932, in Sudan, Texas to the late Leland and Alta Ramsey. She was a local artist working with the Fort Smith Art Center. Her other interests included being an avid reader, genealogy research and sailing. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, H. Donald Fent; and her brother, Donald Ramsey.

Private family service will be held at a later date. Cremation is under the direction of Fentress Mortuary in Fort Smith.

Barbara is survived by her three daughters, Cynthia Eisen and her husband, Giora of Delaware, Jayme Tucker and her husband, Daniel of Muldrow and Laurie O’Hare of Fort Smith; her six grandchildren, Gabriella Fahrer, Sivan Perdue, Talia Eisen, Jessica Michael, Shane Szczerba and Ezekiel Payne; as well as her 11 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in her memory to the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum (Ram) at 1601 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901, or online at

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