Joan Barnes Krueger, age 86, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Saline Memorial Hospice, Bryant, of kidney failure.

Joan Barnes Krueger, age 86, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Saline Memorial Hospice, Bryant, of kidney failure. She was born Aug. 30, 1926, in Camden, the daughter of Junie Frost Barnes and Myrtle Josephine (Lee) Barnes. On March 2, 1951, at Ft. Chaffee Chapel, Sebastian County, she married James Edward Krueger, an Infantry Officer and Army Aviator from 1950-1970. While stationed at various places in the United States and Europe, Jim and Joan had two sons, James in 1953, and William in 1955.

Her parents; husband; two sisters; five brothers; and an infant daughter predeceased her.

Mrs. Krueger studied home economics and earned her degree from Henderson State Teachers College in Arkadelphia after graduating from Camden High School. She earned her master’s degree in education at Troy State University in the mid-1970s.

Joan taught second grade in Daleville, Ala., for over 30 years. Before that, she taught elementary school and high school home economics at Harmony Grove, near Camden.

Mrs. Krueger was a member of the Alabama Education Association. A life-long Methodist, Mrs. Krueger was a charter member (1970) of Bridlewood Chapel in Ozark, Ala.

Survivors include sons, Jim and wife Marlo of Benton, and Bill of Georgetown, Ga.; four grandchildren, Jami (Nick) Horne, Lynsey, Will and Max Krueger; four great-grandchildren Cameron, Phillip, Jesse, and Anna Beth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Ashby Funeral Home, Benton, from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19. A graveside service will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery, Malvern, at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 20.

Memorials may be made to the Harmony Grove Methodist Church, 323 Ouachita 37, Camden, AR 71701, or Bridlewood Chapel, 3871 U.S. 231, Ozark, AL 36360.

The online guestbook is available at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.