Mary C. Casper

Mary C. Casper

Mary C. Casper, 91, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at her home. 

She was born on Feb. 22, 1931, in Dongola, the daughter of Clarence S. and Ellen C. Lingle McCommons. 

She married Waconda W. “Walkie” Casper on Dec. 14, 1946, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on April 14, 2007.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandy Williams of Anna, Lisa (Rick) Hicks of Jonesboro and Pam Casper of Anna; seven grandchildren, Rik Hicks, Cortni Hicks, Jeremiah (Leigha) Kessner, Jimmy Kessner, Jesse (Amy) Shephard, Rick and Jason Shephard; four great-grandchildren, Taylor Brown, Nicholas Shephard, Connor and Clarity Shephard; other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walkie Casper; a sister, Eileen Ellis; two half-sisters, Erie Rosson and Clara Barnett; and a half-brother Roy McCommons.  

She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. 

Mary and her husband, Walkie served the community for 45 years providing fresh produce at Casper’s Produce Market in Jonesboro. 

She was a sweet and loving lady who was a wonderful cook and loved cooking and baking for her family. 

She was very proud of her grandchildren and loved spending time with all of them and especially loved spending hours putting puzzles together with her only granddaughter Cortni. 

She proudly watched her grandson Rik play high school and college football and she enjoyed very much traveling to his away games. She also followed her granddaughter Cortni’s high school and college golf tournaments.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Pastor Doug Bridgeman and Pastor Jason Randal officiating. Interment was in Jonesboro Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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