Jane Noble, 89, of Farmington, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday August 27, 2019 in the company of loved ones. Born Norma Jane Broyles May 18, 1930, nicknamed Janey she was the daughter of Eva Kathleen Reed and John (Jack) Kinnibrugh Broyles, both of Farmington.
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Janey graduated high school from John Brown Academy in 1946. She attended college at both the University of Arkansas and Northeastern State University in Oklahoma.
On January 11, 1948 Janey married James Valen Paul Hendrix, later known as Doc Hendrix of Farmington Animal Hospital. They lived together 25 years and had 3 children
In the 1980s Janey lived in Tahlequah, OK where she designed, wrote and illustrated learning materials for the Five Civilized Tribes. This is where she met and married Charles Noble.
In Jane's long life she excelled in many things. She was an excellent artist, published author, newspaper journalist and editor, poet, historian and Illustrator. Jane was a member of the Writers and Artist Guild, having many articles, books and poems published under the names Janey B Hendrix and Jane Noble. Leaving quite a legacy with special collections to be found in both the University of Arkansas library archives and Pryor Center. She can be found on google as Janey B Hendrix.
As a historian, Jane wrote the article on Farmington in the Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Her knowledge of local history has been referenced for use in many historical publications. Jane has also given oral history interviews for Universities in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
Jane is survived by her three children John Hendrix and Juliana Hendrix both of Farmington and Jocelyn Matthews of Fayetteville as well as six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, best friends Betty Jo Myers and Sue Cantrell and by her brother David Coleman of Farmington.
Jane will be remembered for her beauty, style and intellect by all who had the pleasure to make her acquaintance.
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