She was the Matriarch of the Duggar family. She appeared in many episodes of the TV shows 19 Kids & Counting and Counting On. She grew up in Farmington, Arkansas. She is survived by her daughter and son, 21 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren (the youngest just 14 days old), and several more great-grandchildren are soon to be here for expecting parents Austin and Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth, Joe and Kendra Caldwelll Duggar, Josiah and Lauren Swanson Duggar, Josh and Anna Keller Duggar, and Dillon and Amy Duggar King.
Granddaughter: Jubilee Shalom Duggar
Daughter-in-law's parents: Garrett Floyde Ruark and Ethel Mary “Marie” Hardin Ruark
Sadly on July 4, 2019, less then a month after Mrs. Duggar passed away, her granddaughter and her husband, Austin and Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth, announced that at 20 weeks pregnant their baby had passed away the week before. They named her Annabell Elise. My heart is broken for them.
Possible birth location of Gentry, Benton, Arkansas, Farmington, Washington, Arkansas, or Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas. Family trees have all three. Source is needed. Her obituary states that she grew up in Farmington.
Note1: Her obituary on the Heritage Funeral Home website lists her middle name as Leona. Thanks to Find A Grave member 46599159.
Note2: Marriage year was found in her husband's obituary.
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James Lee Duggar
1936–2009 (m. 1960)
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