Wannetta Clowers, 65, passed away, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Little Rock, AR. She was born November 12, 1953, to Earl John Howard LeGros and Charlene Pennington, in Fordyce, AR. There she was reared and received her early education.
Wannetta has been in nursing for most of her career. She received her nursing education with a diploma RN from Jefferson School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in nursing from University of Arkansas Monticello, Masters of Science in Nursing from Delta State University, and performed Doctoral Studies at the University of Tennessee Medical Science, in Memphis,TN.
She is a board certified Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner and served as a member of district one of the Arkansas State Board of Nursing, Member of Arkansas Nurses Association, Arkansas Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nurse Practitioner, Arkansas Emergency Nurses Association and the Academy of Forensic Nursing. She was the manager of JRMC Emergency Room for many years.
Wannetta was one of the founders and owners of Easy Access Medical Clinic, was a nursing instructor at Southeast Arkansas School of Nursing, and served on several national, state, and local health systems boards. She has trained and precepted numerous nurse practitioner students and left an indelible mark on the field of healthcare.
Preceding her in death are her parents; son; Tim Clowers; and brother; John LeGros. She is survived by her life partner, Donna Fratesi; sisters; Jackie Mattox, Shelia Graber, and Michelle LeGros; brothers; Byron Legros (Patsy) and Kenneth LeGros (Emma); 7 nephews and 1 niece.
A Rosary will be held Friday, July 5, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son, with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Sheridan, AR, Saturday, July 6, 2019, with interment following in Jefferson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 910 W. Vine St., Sheridan, AR.