Louella "Lou" Kambanis
November 13, 1941 - September 4, 2019

Louella "Lou" Kambanis, age 77, passed away peacefully in her home on September 4, 2019. She was surrounded by her children. She was born to Jim and Daisy Allen on November 13. 1941. Lou was a lover of life. She loved to travel and plan her next adventure. Lou loved digging for arrowheads and quartz crystals. She loved fishing, hiking, birdwatching, plants, flowers and trees. The beach/ocean was her "happy place". Lou loved her family. She loved spending time with her kids and grandkids. Lou was the peacemaker, the glue that keeps families together. She loved parties, getting together and sharing memories. She loved to have fun. Lou was a hair stylist for many years. She aspired to be a writer and wrote for the Pea Ridge Times. She loved painting, photography, genealogy and everything nature. Lou was a volunteer for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for abused and neglected children. She was a long-time member of the Elks Lodge #498 and served on various committees there. Lou Loved LIFE. Lou is survived by her children , Teri Kambanis, Kim Smith (Jim), George "Butch" Kambanis and Ginger Fears (Mikel), her grandchildren April Steele Haley (Chris), Jared Kambanis, Tony Steele, Jenny Burrow (Joe), Erin Phillips, Nikki Russell (Matt), Abbie Kambanis, Connor Smith, Malinda Baldassaro (Mario), Lane Fears and Lindsay Fears and her great grandchildren Ava Phillips, Eliot Steele, Addie Fears and Grayson Baldassaro, her brothers George "Boe" Allen (Glenda), Bob Allen, Earl Allen (Carolyn), James Allen, Steve Allen (Ambrea) and many other family and friends including her neighbor/friends at The Ecumenical Center where she lived for 13 years. Lou is preceded in death by her parents James "Jim" Allen, Daisy Allen and sister Aline Lewis. Please join the family in her Celebration of Life on September 29th, 2019 from 2pm - 6pm at the Elks Lodge, 2113 West Washington, Jonesboro, Ar. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude or the charity of your choice.

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September 29, 2019
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Elks Lodge
2113 West Washington
Jonesboro, AR 72401

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  1. Carolyn Lemons, Jonesboro Arkansas says

    I met a really sweet friend when I went to work at Spoil Me Rotten, I think in 93 or 94. I will I miss her until I get to see her on the Beach in Heaven. Love you Lou.

  2. Sandra (Blankenship) Headrick, Mary Esther, Florida says

    Heaven received an angel on September 4th. You will be missed by all of the people that knew and loved you. As you rest in the arms of our heavenly father, we will see each other again my friend.

  3. Coach Gwyn Hughes , Jonesboro says

    Butch I am so sorry of mother Lou passing as she was always a breath of fresh air ... I have the fondest memories of her huge smile and love ! I have the memorial on my calendar and hope to see you and your sisters !

  4. Tracey Carvell, says

    I love the picture of her. It really shows her great smile.

  5. Stacy Morris, Fort Worth, TX says

    Lou, It was such a blessing to finally meet you last year! Your love and spirit is evident and lives on in your awesome children and grandchildren. You were such a blessing to so many!! Love you! Stacy, Charles, Kaylin & Brendan Morris

  6. Shelley McFarlin, Monette Arkansas says

    My heart and my prayers go out to this wonderful loving family. Lou was such a kind sweet spirit. I will always treasure the years I had the privilege of being her sister in law. She loved with all her heart. I will miss her sweet smile and her contagious laugh. She will truly be missed!

  7. carol calkins, Fountain Valley says

    Lou, you are so special, we all were so glad you came to California, you brought the family together. The Allen Family Reunion was great, felt like I was home...so nice to see ALL my cousins!! You have such a wonderful loving family, they will miss you...we will all miss you. Until we meet again, love you, cousin Carol

  8. June Duke, San Antonio says

    She will be missed by everyone that knew her. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you for peace, comfort & understanding during this time. Love you all.

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