About Us | Beasley Wood Funeral Home

History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our Funeral Home

Founded in 1928, Beasley-Wood/Geyer-Quillin Funeral Home is an iconic presence in Polk County. It has been a part of the community almost as long as the community itself has existed. There is a long line of families who have exclusively used our facility down through the generations. We feel this makes us unique and still mainstream as we meet the needs of all types of individuals and the extreme care we bestow on their deceased loved ones. Over the years, the "typical" funeral service has changed, and yet, somehow, stayed somewhat the same. The cost, of course, has increased, and in these trying times, Beasley-Wood works to facilitate the needs of all incomes. We also try to include any special requests the family may offer, in terms of video, music, and varied groups and organizations that may attend and pay tribute to the deceased. It is with great pride that all aspects of each service are executed with grace, compassion, and professionalism at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.


Our Valued Staff

Sonja  Kesterson

Sonja Kesterson, General Manager

Sonja began working for Beasley-Wood in 1993. As of September, 2017, she became owner/operator. Sonja is a licensed funeral director. She was born in Mena and was raised in Cove, graduating from Van-Cove High School in 1989. She and her husband Brian have lived in Polk County all of their lives and have two children, Sage and Kiara.


Richard Allen Walker

Richard Allen Walker, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Allen began working for Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in March, 2010. He is a licensed embalmer and funeral director. Allen graduated from Acorn High School. He and his wife are lifelong residents of Polk County. His wife Amanda works at Liles Vision Source. They have 3 children, Faith, Michael and Samuel, who all attend Acorn Public Schools.


Josh Risman

Josh Risman, Funeral Director

Josh is a licensed funeral director. He has worked for Beasley-Wood since December, 2010 and has lived in Mena for approximately 14 years. His wife Jayme is an LPN and also an area coordinator for foreign exchange students. They have 2 children, Camden and Cailee.


Kelly  Crawford

Kelly Crawford, Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

Kelly has been with Beasley-Wood Funeral Homer since November, 2004. She enjoys working with the public and has established a fond relationship with out community.
She and her husband, Kris are longtime residents of Mena. She has a daughter, Shelby, who attends college at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.


Mary  Page

Mary Page, Insurance and Pre-Need Counselor

Mary has been selling pre-needs and insurance since 2003. She has one daughter, Sonja Kesterson and 2 grandchildren, Sage and Kiara. She, along with her husband Leon were born and raised in Polk County and currently live in Cove.



Sharon Fairless

Sharon Fairless, Receptionist

Sharon Fairless has been with Beasley-Wood Funeral Home since July, 2004. She is the friendly face that our customers see as they walk in the door. Sharon is well-known in our community as she was raised in Polk County. She has 4 children, Dana, Clint, Kayla and Pilar.


Vicki Agee

Vicki Agee, Night Receptionist

Vicki Agee began working part time for Beasley-Wood as a night receptionist. Vicki works full time with the Mena Star Newspaper and is a part-time real estate agent. She is well-known in the area and is a longtime resident of Polk County.


Ginger Jones

Ginger Jones, Night Receptionist


Janice Key

Janice Key, Night Receptionist


Cesar Loayza

Cesar Loayza, Funeral Director Apprentice