Le Bonheur Club’s membership includes vibrant, dedicated and passionate women with various backgrounds and occupations brought together by a common thread of love and service for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Their spirit for helping others and giving hearts allows Le Bonheur Club to provide countless hours of service and hundreds of thousands of dollars to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital each year.


Lauren Barnett

95th President of Le Bonheur Club

Lauren Barnett grew up in Corinth, MS, as the oldest of three children. She went to elementary, middle and high school in Corinth before leaving for Ole Miss, where she majored in English and minored in History and French, while also receiving certification for educational teaching. While at Ole Miss, she met her husband, Wes.

After briefly living in Atlanta, she moved to Memphis and became a middle school and high school English teacher. While simultaneously teaching, she also coached several sports teams and sponsored many extracurricular clubs. At the end of her last year of teaching, she retired to become a full time mother, and she has never looked back.

One of Lauren’s greatest passions has long been Le Bonheur Club. Lauren joined the Club in 2005, following her mother-in-law’s inspiring presidency of the Club. Lauren has held many positions in LBC including her favorite positions as Recording Secretary, Gold Tag chair, Benefit Chair, Hospital Special Events Chair, Headquarters Chair, Nominating Committee twice, and most recently First Vice President working with a new conditional class. Lauren has even passed on her love of Le Bonheur to her two daughters, who have sold Girl Scout cookies for Le Bonheur, initiated a Valentine drive for St. George’s, and run very active and profitable Lemonade for Le Bonheur stands.

More than anything in the world, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family. Lauren is extremely close to her parents, brothers, and sisters-in-law, as well as her mother- and father-in law, and her husband’s siblings. She and her husband and daughters enjoy traveling to the beach with family. They also enjoy going to Pickwick, where they boat, tube, and relax with her siblings and nieces. Lauren especially loves watching Gracely and Wesley Kate in their various activities such as school plays, horseback riding shows, golfing, softball, tennis, and household DIY art projects in their family art room and garage.

Congratulations and best wishes to our 95th President!

Le Bonheur Club Executive Board & Board of Directors


Executive Board:

President – Lauren Barnett
Immediate Past President – Janie Roberts Owens
Preceding Immediate Past President – Karen Eskin
First Vice President – Lala Taylor
Recording Secretary – Kate Wardwell
Corresponding Secretary – Theresa Jacques
Treasurer – Katherine Graham
Assistant Treasurer – Jamie Harris
Parliamentarian – Karen Eskin (Appointed)

Board of Directors:

Child Life – Barbara Hodges
Community Special Events – Dawn Wallace
Finance – Cathy Wilson
Gold Tag – September Eason, Robin Enck, Peggy Lovell
Headquarters – Tricia Sneed
Le Bon Appetit – Kelly Bobo, Allison Prescott
LeBonheuROO! – Karen Carlisle, Barbara Hodges, Amy Lindeman
Newsletter – Jenna Collie
Strategic Plan – Denice McMahon
Sustainer – Nancy Barnett
Volunteer Service – Karen Eskin
Ways and Means – Amy Lindeman

Le Bonheur Club Committee Chairs


Ways and Means:

General Chair – Amy Lindeman
Gold Tag Chairs – September Eason, Robin Enck
Benefit Chairs – Karen Carlisle, Barbara Hodges, Amy Lindeman
Benefit Chairs (LeBonAppetit) – Kelly Bobo, Allison Prescott
Event Treasurer – Appointed

Hospital Volunteer Service:

Volunteer Service Chair – Karen Eskin
Bunny Lane – Mitzi May
Family Resource Center – Cheryl Edwards
Hospital Special Events – Sadie Hogue
Hospitality Cart – Amanda Harkins
Patient Special Events –
Therapy Dog – Catherine Johnston
Taste of Home – Haley Edmonds
Shoppers Chair – Susan Miller

Nominating Committee:

Actives – Amy Balestrino, Julie Crowl, Ashley Robinson, Christye Gilliland, Susan Miller
Junior Associates – Lauren Ditta, Beth Broadhurst, Jennifer Davis, Tressa Ogles, Rebecca Cestaro
Senior Associates – Karen Eskin, Mary Thompson, Patti Kesler, Sirella Joyner, Lindsay Myers


Attendance – Anna Rojas
Child Life – Appointed—Barbara Hodges
Community Special Events – Dawn Wallace
Entertainment – Nancy Wilson
Finance – Cathy Wilson
Headquarters – Tricia Sneed
Historian – Traci Spain
In Kind – Cindy Pickle
Mailing – Kim Laschober
Marketing – Traci Spain
Newsletter – Jenna Collie
No Sew Blankets – Liz Crowder
Retail – Donna Mulhern
Strategic Plan – Appointed—Denice McMahon
Sustainers – Nancy Barnett
Teens – Haden Kane
Website – Meg Baker
Yearbook – Marjorie Knight

Founding Members

To these women and those who followed them, we express our appreciation:


Margaret Wherry Archer
Billie Anthony Carrington
Frances Stratton Cathey
Corneil Knight Chandler
Louise Fly Crump
Anna Lacy Davant
Mildred Donelson
Mildred May Elliotte
Madeline Fulton
Elizabeth Jordan Gilliland
Frances Bryan Gilliland
Carolyn Halliday
Evelyn Salmon Hopkins
Louise Ann Roberts Long
Annie Ruth Thompson McCaughlan
Lucille Berwick Snowden
Marguerite Randolph Turner
Sara Maddux Van Fossan
Fay Ogilvie Wade

Past Presidents

To these outstanding women who have given of their time, talent and treasures to the well-being of the Club during their presidency and beyond:


Margaret Wherry Archer
Billie Anthony Carrington 1923-1924
Marguerite Randolph Turner1924-1925
Lucille Berwick Snowden 1925-1926
Mildred May Elliotte 1926-1927
Sara Maddux Van Fossan 1927-1928
Jewell Smith Barwick 1928-1929
Ada McDonnell Smith 1929-1931
Jeannettee McCormack Reber 1931-1932
Martha Allen Long 1932-1934
Gwendolyn Watson Graham 1934-1935
Mary Chunn Wilkinson Babendreer 1935-1936
Mary Louise McPhillips Saxon 1936-1937
Kate Person Land Pritchard 1937-1938
Mary Catherine Prest Wade 1938-1939
Margaret Trenholm Moore 1939-1940
Cornelia Covington Allstadt Gatlin 1940-1941
Beatrice Scheibler Gerber 1941-1942
Ada McDonnell Smith 1942-1943
Peggy Witherington Kimbrough 1943-1944
Margaret Conger Barnett 1944-1945
Ruth Burton Pidgeon 1945-1946
Elizabeth Miller Stratton 1946- 1947
Beatrice Scheibler Gerber 1947-1949
Ruth McClure Curd 1949-1950
Mary Carolyn Ellis Rabb 1950-1951
Elise Porter Prichard 1951-1952
Jean McKneely Weathersby 1952-1953
Amy Smith Porter 1953-1954
Martha Baptist De Saussure Collins 1954-1955
Alice Shangraw Schadt 1955-1956
Sarah Phillips Crenshaw 1956-1957
Esther Jones Doughtie Jeffries 1957-1958
Eugenia Armistead Blanchard 1958-1959
Mary Ann McCabe Avery 1959-1960
Sue Cheek Smith Hughes 1960-1961
Golda DeCell Minor 1961-1962
Maline Charlton Prest 1962-1963
Elizabeth Parsons Dudley 1963-1964
Blenda Olson Heller 1964-1965
Penny Potts Bailey 1965-1966
Sally Palmer Thomason 1966-1967
Margaret Hooks Wilson 1967-1968
Hylda Hicks Whitman 1968-1969
Ruth Younghanse Crenshaw 1969-1970
Jane Doles Jones 1970-1971
Betty Goff Cook Cartwright 1971-1972
Frances Bryan Gilliland
Lucy Carrington Jones 1972-1973
Terry Brown Robertson 1973-1974
Ann Garber Creson 1974-1975
Florence Harris Hinson 1975-1976
Billie Ann Beaumont Williams 1976-1977
Mary Louise Rickets Moffatt 1977-1978
Mary Ann Davenport Ford 1978-1979
Margaret Williams Harwell 1979-1980
Gail Little French 1980-1981
Virginia Taylor Buhler Gibson1981-1982
Patricia Gardner Klinke 1982-1983
Shirley Polk Browne 1983-1984
Betty Hunt Pyeatt 1984-1985
Sandy Sherrod Sherman 1985-1986
Margaret Lott Schaefer 1986-1987
Jo Anne Bratton Tilley 1987-1988
Evelyn Schlafter Gotten 1988-1989
Roseann Harwood Painter 1989-1990
Ann Clark Quinlen Harris 1990-1991
Kate Flowers Weathersby 1991-1992
Glenna Boales Flautt 1992-1993
Beth Baker Breazeale 1993-1994
Clara Dean Cox Hope 1994-1995
Donna Wolfe Rhodes 1995-1996
Libby Reese Aaron 1996-1997
Laurie Parsons Monypeny 1997-1998
Patty Reynolds Johnson 1998-1999
Nancy Powell Kelley 1999-2000
Mary Lawrence Hughes Flinn 2000-2001
Debbie Nix Edmundson 2001-2002
SusanHoskins Razzouk 2002 – 2003
Fini Durin Koerner 2003-2004
Nancy Cridlin Barnett 2004-2005
Debbie Holder Florendo 2005-2006
Debbie Wilson Jones 2006-2007
Jill Wilkerson Crocker 2007-2008
Mary Mac Garbuzinski Carrier 2008-2009
Denise Wherrity Henning 2009-2010
Kim Swann Pitts 2010-2011
Lauren Hendrix Daughtry 2011-2012
Donna Bellott Flinn 2012-2013
Linda Underwood Keesee 2013-2014
Peggy Weik Lovell 2014-2015
Karen McDonald Carlisle 2015-2016
Barbara Holder Hodges 2016-2017
Karen Cavanaugh Eskin 2017-2018
Janie Roberts Owens 2018-2019