Margaret  Elam, 82, of Springdale, passed on to her heavenly reward on Sunday Sept. 5, 2021.  
She was born Thursday, July 6, 1939, in Louisiana, Mo., and was preceded in death by her sister, Jeanie Hallows; brother, Robert Phillips; and grandson, Jeremy Van Asche.
Margaret taught elementary school starting in 1959 in Mexico, Mo., and continued in Doniphan, Mo., Piggott, Ark., and Berryville, Ark., before retiring from the Huntsville, Ark., School District in 1995.
She loved working with children and taught Sunday School and Children’s worship in the churches where Brother Elam pastored. She loved to travel.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Rev. Leslie Elam; her daughter, Janice Van Asche; and her son, Michael Elam. She is also survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at First Baptist Church, Hindsville with Rev. Max Bowlin and Dr. Charlie Brown officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to The Gideons International in her name at https://www.gideons.org/donate.
Services are entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory, Huntsville.
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