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Benjamin Glenn Kail

Benjamin Glenn Kail, age 75, of Mena, Arkansas died Tuesday, December 25, 2018 in Mena. He was born on Tuesday, July 20, 1943 to Theo and Opalene Murphey Kail in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Ben was a Godly man who lived by his Christian values. 1st Corinthians Chapter 13 played a large part in guiding his life, and he believed that love is the greatest commandment. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ where he served as an elder for ten years. Ben also served as President of the Victoria Christian School Board. He worked as an investment advisor for forty years before retiring. Ben loved to hunt, fish, and go camping. God and family were always most important to him and he always strived to make them proud. Benjamin was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Ben is survived by his loving wife, Jay Dene Kail of Mena; two daughters and sons in law, Lisa and Lawrence Selensky of Wharton, Texas, and Shawna and Thayne Williams of Mena; one brother, David Kail of Springfield, Missouri; two sisters, Janet Kail of Jacksonville, Arkansas, and Karen Bedor of Austin, Texas; several grandchildren, Lauren and Caleb Hicks of Lansing, Michigan, Lianna Selensky of Wharton, Texas, Mason Williams of Searcy, Arkansas, Alexa and Zac Clemens of Fayetteville, and Kaylee Williams of Fayetteville; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, via mail at P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or online at

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