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Elizabeth Kaufman dies

Published: February 24, 2020   
Elizabeth Kaufman

Elizabeth G.Kaufman, 95, of Conway, died Feb. 17.  She was born Dec. 17, 1924, to Clara Schmidt and Aloys Gottsponer.

Elizabeth attended nursing school at St. Vincent’s Infirmary in Little Rock. Elizabeth was a retired nurse, farm owner and businesswoman.  She retired from the State of Arkansas Health Department where she administered the Betty Bumpers vaccination clinics. She also worked at St. Mary’s Hospital for the Benedictine sisters, and the Veterans Administration.  Also she helped many elderly neighbors and families doing special duty nursing.

Elizabeth’s joy and passion were her family.  She encouraged all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to seek higher education. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends, quilting, playing cards, nature and being a football mom. Elizabeth was a member of St. Joseph Church, Conway.

Preceding her in death was her husband Leo Kaufman, sisters and one brother.

She leaves behind six children, Claudia (Bob) Corbin of Danville, Dinah Dusley of Conway, Mark Kaufman of Dermott, JoanKaufman of Fayetteville, Art Kaufman of Wilmington, NC and Carol (Charles) Axtell of Fayetteville, her grandchildren, Jake Corbin, Kurt Corbin, ErinBishop Galbraith, Matthew Bishop, Natalie Bishop Hines, Daniel Bishop, LayneKaufman Short, Seth Kaufman, Ethan Kaufman, Sarah Doege, Jana Doege, Karl Doege,Tara Kaufman Stone, Taylor Kaufman Borden, Madison Kaufman, Wesley Axtell and Katelin Axtell, her great-grandchildren, Tyler Corbin, Ashlynn Corbin, KennedyCorbin, Emerson Corbin, Lucas Bishop, Stella Bishop, Evan Galbraith, ChloeKaufman, Eleanor Frueh, Audrey Stone, Sam Stone and Elizabeth Ann (Ella) Stone.

A Mass of Christian Burial was February 22 at St. Mary Church in St. Vincent,  A rosary was Feb. 21, followed by a visitation at Roller McNuttFuneral Home, Conway.  Burial is in St.Mary’s Cemetery, St. Vincent.

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