Mary Joyce Sterling, 69, of Hackett, died Sunday, May 19, 2013 in her home. She was retired from Whirlpool, and was preceded in death by her husband, Benny D. Sterling.

She is survived by her mother, Leona Brock of Hackett; three daughters, Janie Pierce of Fort Smith, Sharon Vinson of Howe, Okla., and Lori Grouse of Mansfield; two sons, Chuck Howard of Mansfield, and Donald Sterling of Greenwood; four sisters, Linda McCaslin, Dorothy Durham and Judy Wooten, all of Hackett, and Pat Herring of Barling; two brothers, Dan Brock and Paul Brock, both of Hackett; thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. today, May 22 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, with burial at Mount Harmony Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.

Pallbearers will be Gary Ezell, Jr., Jon Ezell, Nathan Pierce, Austin Howard, Brock Grouse, and Chase Grouse. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren and great-grandchildren.