12/31 - Kathleen Deslaurier
12/27 - John Phillips
12/25 - Harold Fitch
12/24 - Frieda LaPlante
12/22 - Debra McAllister
12/17 - Catherine Pennington
12/13 - Daniel Conley
12/13 - Nancy Rudasill
12/13 - Jerry Vowell
12/13 - Balaramani Navamani
12/12 - Greg Marchbank
12/12 - Joe Montgomery
12/11 - Zachary Hutchinson
12/7 - Walter Tuchel
12/5 - Patricia Vaughn
Melody Russell, 63, of Eureka Springs died January 26, 2015 at her home. She was born December 17, 1951 in Eureka Springs to Theda and Ernest Sheets.
Melody is survived by two daughters; Teresa and Tracy, six grandchildren; Chris, Micah, Cede, Madison, Teagan, Preston, one great-grandchild; Scott, and many loving family and friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 in Eureka Springs.
H. Lee Halsell II, 63, of Mountainburg died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at his residence.
Survivors include: two sons; Eric Halsell, of Bentonville, and Josh Halsell, of Fayetteville, one daughter; Katie Halsell, of Fort Smith, one brother, and three grandchildren.
Leianne Cavness, 60, of Centerton died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at her residence. She was born January 27, 1954 in Bremerton, Washington the daughter of Marilee McCusker and Ron Morrison.
Those of you who had the privilege of knowing her knew that, from the first moment, you were a best friend in her eyes. Everything from the way she laughed and hugged, and ran her fingers through the hair of her grandchildren and husband was a way that no one could match.
Leianne was a gift from Heaven that will never be matched and will always be missed. The embrace from her hug will forever be felt like a breeze on a beautiful sunny day. We will love you, and always remember our loving wife, mom, sister, grandma, and most of all best friend!
Survivors include: her husband; Jonathan Cavness, two daughters; Dawna Nida-Hancock (Jeff) of Bentonville, Kelly Blomenkamp, of Joplin, Missouri, one brother; Loren Morrison, of Washington, one sister; Michelle Winfrey, of Centerton, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Shirley J. Bates, 76, of Bentonville joined her Heavenly Father January 21, 2015. She was born August 7, 1938 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Shirley loved her Lord and had a strong faith. She was a loving mother to her children.
Survivors: one son; Philip Bates (Janet) of Bentonville, three daughters; Phylis Reeves of Bentonville, Melody Collins (Doug) of Lenoir City, Tennessee, April Bates of Siloam Springs, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at Radiant Life Church on Saturday, January 31st at 3:00 pm.
Judy Robinson, 64, of Rogers, Arkansas died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Judy is survived by many loving friends and relatives.
She was buried at Manila Cemetery in Manila, Arkansas.
Velma Danley, 56, of Bentonville died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at her home. She was born June 4, 1958 in Napa County, California.
She is survived by many loving friends.
No services are planned at this time.
Robert Livesay, 52, of Centerton, Arkansas died Thursday, January 15th. He was born June 5, 1962 in Jackson, Wyoming the son of Joanne Brown and Bobby Livesay.
Robert is survived by his mother, two brothers, and three sisters including Michele Livesay, of Centerton.
JoAnn Hlavaty, 87, of Bella Vista died January 15 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers.
She was Catholic.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors: her sisters: Winnifred McEuen, of Concordia, Kansas and Mary Ann Keas, of Littleton, Colorado.
Betty Jo Russell, 65, of Gravette died Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale.
Survivors include two sons; Ty Russell and his wife Kelly, of Gravette, Tad Russell, of Kansas, three sisters, and five grandchildren.
Myra Woody Rice, 84, of Rogers, Arkansas died Monday, January 12, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. She was born October 6, 1930 in Greenwood, Arkansas the daughter of Mamie McAnally and William O. Woody.
She was a registered nurse. She enjoyed reading, traveling, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She had lived in Northwest Arkansas for over 10 years after moving from Enid, Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers; Charles Woody, Jack Woody, and Jim Woody.
Myra is survived by: her husband The Reverend Dr. Jerry Rice, of Rogers whom she married August 31, 1952, two sons; Kevin Rice and his wife Diana, of Monte Vista, Colorado, Kerry Rice and his husband Jakob, of Wiesbaden, Germany, two daughters; Kimberly Peel and her husband David, of Eagle, Colorado, Karyl Sorge and her husband Keith, of Plymouth, Minnesota, two brothers; Dr. Tim Woody and his wife Peggy Woody, of Siloam Springs, Randy Woody and his wife Brenda, of Dardanelle, three sister-in-laws; JoAn Woody, of Fayetteville, Joanne Woody, of Little Rock, Yvonne Woody, of Tempe, Arizona, eight grandchildren; Holly Rice, Kathryn Lawrence, Lauren Goedereis, Carter Peel, Ryan Sorge, Brett Sorge, Drew Sorge, Kari Sorge, and five great-grandchildren.
The celebration of her life will be Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 1pm at First Presbyterian Church of Rogers with Pastor Carl McCormack officiating.
Memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church of Rogers, in lieu of flowers.
Curtis Allen Rogers of Fayetteville died January 12, 2015 in his home. Curtis was born December 18, 1947 to Odell and Ida Novene Rogers in Newport.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Curtis is survived by his wife, Katie, two sons: Henry Abel (Amy) of Washington state and Jai Kamke of Barling; six daughters: Annie Campbell (Zach) of Fayetteville, Madeline Hutson (Jacob) of Bentonville, Katherine Thacker (Jeremiah) of Prairie Grove, Sarah Helmer (Shane) of Prairie Grove, Grace Wen (Yugi) of France, and Helen Ames (John Bailey) of Fayetteville; two sisters: Annetta Baum (Gary) of Louisiana and Barbara Rogers of Missouri; and ten grandchildren.
Daniel “Dan” Edward-Leo Conley, of Rogers Arkansas was born February 11th, 1986 in Roscoe Illinois and passed on December 13th, 2014 in Dallas Texas. He was the son of Daniel “Danny” Conley and Jackie Garr Conley.
Dan was born and raised on the Rock River in Roscoe Illinois; we made many memories of fishing and bond fires, he was a true River Rat. Dan was also an avid car enthusiast, from car shows to rebuilding, there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. He was a protective, and loving big brother, and adoring son. Dan loved his friends and family, especially his beloved daughter Jewel Lynn. Daniel had a big heart, and loved with all of his heart unconditionally.
He is survived by his daughter, Jewel Lynn Conley of Rogers Arkansas, sisters Meaghan Conley-Boyle (Matt) and Marah Conley, all of Illinois. Dan is survived by his maternal grandparents Paul and Joann Garr of Machesney Park Illinois, his paternal grandparents Ed and wife Linda Conley , of Blue Eye Missouri, and Gwen Conley, also of Blue Eye Missouri. Also by his long time girlfriend Candace Plunkett of Rogers Arkansas. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends.
Dan’s celebration of life will be this Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 2:00p.m. at the Apple Spur Community Center off of Dixieland Road in Rogers Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make donations to Conley family.
William West III, 59, of Bentonville died Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County located in Bentonville. He was born September 28, 1955.
Arnold Alfons Van Der Vieren, 74, of Bella Vista died Sunday, January 11, 2015 at his home. He was born May 16, 1940.
Arnold is survived by many loving relatives.
Ola Harwood Sherrill, 90, of Rogers died Sunday, January 11th at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers.
She is survived by many loving relatives including: two nieces; Kenda Vaughn, of Rogers, and Barbara Holman, of Birmingham, Alabama.
No local services are planned.
Daniel Castro, infant son of Rafael Castro and Gabriela Castro was born and died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County in Bentonville.
Daniel is survived by many loving relatives.
Gary Dee Gable of Gravette went home Wednesday, January 7, 2015 to meet his Lord after a valiant fight with cancer. He was born in Claremore Oklahoma, to Olen and Gearldine Wollaston Gable. Gary joined the Army just out of high school, where he began as an infantry man. He worked with nuclear weapons and later became a Mess Sargent. After leaving the military he worked many jobs, including managing a Winchell’s Donut shop. He also barbered for several years, sold used cars, and managed a cattle ranch. Gary most recently volunteered at the Billy V. Hall Senior Center in Gravette for a number of years, delivering Meals on Wheels. He fondly referred to those he served as his “people”, and he treasured the friendships he made at the center and along his route.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Tina Gable, his son and daughter in law, Chris and Christi Gable of Owalla OK, Daughter and son in law, Jeanelle and Brad Harris, Decatur, and his beloved grandchildren, Kenlee, Hudson, Hayes and Hatcher Dee; His sister, Barbara McClure of Inola, OK. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother in law, Virgle McClure, and his Son, Timothy.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 1pm until the funeral service time at 2pm Bentonville Church of the Nazarene. Interment will follow the funeral at Bethel Cemetery in Gravette.
Full military honors will be provided by the Northwest Arkansas Honor Guard of Rogers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Billy V. Hall Senior Center, P.O. Box 1648, Gravette AR 72736 or to the Gary Gable Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home to be decided by the family at a later date.
Antonio Gonzalez Garcia, 81, of Rogers, Arkansas died Wednesday at the Arkansas Veteran’s Home of Fayetteville.
Survivors: his children; Edwardo Garcia (Diana), Jorge Garcia (Mary) of Rogers, Patricia Garcia (Joe Bercik), Elizabeth Garcia (Mike Botter), four grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
Michael Jonathan Phelps of Rogers died on Monday, January 5, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. He was born July 8, 1974 in Iowa.
He was employed with Wal-Mart and worked as a fraud prevention specialist. He graduated from Cornell University with his Bachelor’s Degree in English and Music Performance. He loved watching baseball, especially the Milwaukee Brewers and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. He enjoyed networking and talking to people.
He loved playing and listening to all music, especially the band U2. When he had free time he enjoyed reading fantasy books, and he loved watching Sci-Fi movies and television, particularly Star Wars and Star Trek. Michael particularly loved romancing his wife. He loved sharing his testimony about how he came to know the Lord, and he was a member of Flagstone Church of Christ, which is located in Bentonville.
Michael is survived by: his wife, Elizabeth Phelps, whom he married on July 20, 2014; his parents, Sandy and Roger Phelps, of Madison, Wisconsin; his step-daughter, Olivia Naylor, of Rogers; one sister, Carolyn Phelps, and her husband Richard Chapman, of Madison, Wisconsin; one nephew, Silas Chapman; and one niece, Willie Chapman.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 5pm until 7pm at Flagstone Church of Christ in Bentonville, located at 3801 Southwest Eden Brooke Street.
A celebration of his life will be Friday, January 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Flagstone Church of Christ, with Marshall Brown officiating.
Memorials may be sent to: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632.
Paul D. Jasper of Bella Vista, Arkansas passed away peacefully Sunday, January 4, 2015 in Fayetteville, Arkansas surrounded by his family. Paul was born January 18, 1936 to Carl and Mary Reinier Jasper in Fairview, Kansas.
Paul was raised in Kansas until the sixth grade then completed his education in Agency, Iowa. Paul served in the United States Marine Corp from 1955 to 1961. Paul retired from Grain Processing corp in Muscatine, Iowa as a warehouse foreman in 1991, retiring to Bella Vista, Arkansas. Paul was united in marriage to Lou D Beall in San Clemente, California on May 14, 1956. Upon retiring, Paul got his dream job of working at the Bella Vista Marina for 5 years because he loved fishing.
Paul loved to play cards and marble games with friends and family. Everyone knew he had to win. Often Lou had to duck when this didn’t happen. Paul enjoyed his morning ritual of having coffee with the guys at three different locations. Paul loved the Lord and was a member of the Bella Vista Community Church. Paul loves his family and all of his many friends and will be missed by all.
In addition, Paul loved watching old western movies, especially; John Wayne and reruns of Gunsmoke, up to 4 times a day. Paul enjoyed his garden and raised many species of Hostas. He loved his birds and the sanctuary that he kept for them. He loved his butterflies and raised Monarchs and Swallow Tails, releasing them for their fall migration.
Paul was a great supporter of the Bella Vista Garden Club, Benton County Master Gardeners, and the Sunshine School. Paul was the head of the neighborhood watch and its only member, while watching from his lawn chair or his recliner on inclement days.
Paul was proceeded in death by his parents, brother, William, sisters; Juanita Hanna, Mary Lou Sharp, and sons; Scott Alan, and Robert Paul Jasper.
Paul is survived by his wife Lou Dell, children; Danita (Bob) Cox, Sue Jasper, Shelly (Steve) Christensen, John D (Barbie) Jasper, and Yoko (Hong) Long. Grandchildren; Sarah (Adam) Axtell, Brandy Salier, Jessika (Nathan) Lindgren, Jennifer Hilty, Allison (Adam) Gable, Eric (Brittney) Connor, Karen (Jason) Zaehringer, Nathan Adamson, Emily and Hannah Wagner, Melissa, Alyssa, and Jake Long. Great-grandchildren Lodden, Casten and Brecken Axtell, Madasin Calvert, Bryce and Carter Lawson, Jaxson, Finlee, and Pyper Lindgren, Gaige Hilty, Lucas and Elly Zaehringer, Madelyn and Lucy Connor, Addison, Avery, and Abbigail Gable.
Paul's celebration of life will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Bella Vista Community Church in Bella Vista, Arkansas.
In Lieu of flowers Paul wished donations go to the Sunshine School or Bella Vista Community Church.
Jodi Moore Smith of Cave Springs, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 4, 2015. She was 45 years old. Jodi was the beloved wife of Eddie Smith and mother of Ivy Hamilton.
Jodi was born February 1, 1969 in Ottawa, IL.
At the age of 3, Jodi and her family moved to the Rogers/Cave Springs area where she lived the rest of her life. On July 6, 2014 Jodi married Eddie Smith, her best friend, who both loved and adored her. She was his “Princess”, and he was her “Prince”. She was an amazingly talented art teacher and was employed by Arkansas Arts Academy in Rogers for over 12 years. She was a patient, supportive teacher and through her creativity she was able to inspire young students to find their inner passion for art. Both her students and the faculty will miss her warm heart and love of life.
Jodi attended St Andrews Episcopal Church in Rogers. She enjoyed art, spending time with her family, and took great pleasure in creating their new family home in the country. Her dream was to help children through art.
Jodi is survived by her husband Eddie Smith; daughter, Ivy Hamilton; mother Linda Bowen; father, Jack Moore; stepmother Connie Moore; mother and father-in-law, Edna and Bobby Smith. sister, Jackie Gustin and her husband David; brother, Ben Moore and his wife, Meagan; nieces, Megan and Morgan Gustin. Step-sons, Austin Smith and his wife, Jessica; step-sons, Cameron, Garrett and Daniel Smith; step-grandchildren, Riley and Jordan.
A memorial service will be held, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Arkansas Arts Academy High School Performing Arts Center at 10:00 a.m. All friends and family are invited to celebrate Jodi, her life, and her art. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to the Arkansas Arts Academy Foundation
Barbara Ann Horn, 80, of Fayetteville died January 1, 2015. She was born March 30, 1933 to Clyde and Ruth Somers.
Barbara is survived by brother Gary Somers of Maryland, five children; Chuck, John, Jim, Ken, and Cathy, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Kathleen Deslaurier of Bentonville died December 31, 2014. She was born November 26, 1952 to Joseph and Lucille Campanio.
Preceded in death: Parents and three siblings.
Survivors: Children: Angela Robinson (Jason), Joey Robinson (Sharon), Steven Robinson; Grandchildren: Ian, Blake, Savannah, Hailey, Blaine, Haleigh, Jasmine, Shelby, David; and five sisters.
John Edward Phillips, 65, of Fayetteville died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born December 28, 1948 in Wichita, Kansas the son of Beulah F. Phillips and Edward Phillips.
He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He loved spending quality time with his family. He had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for over 40 years. He was preceded in death by his mother and his sister Janet Wilkerson.
John is survived by: his wife; Janie Phillips whom he married September 11, 1984, two sons; Aaron Phillips, of Wheeler, Abe Phillips and his wife Melanie, of Rogers, two brothers; James Phillips and his wife Lou, of Owasso, Oklahoma, Mike Phillips and his wife Judy, of Dardanelle, Arkansas, and one sister Patricia Wilson of Tennessee.
No services are planned.
Memorial services will be held for The Reverend Harold E. Fitch, 93, on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista. He was the third son born in Wayne, NE, on July 25, 1921 to Don J. and Leona (Smith) Fitch and died peacefully at Highlands Healthcare in Bella Vista, AR on December 25, 2014. He attended Wayne State College in Wayne, NE where he lettered in basketball and football and met Tibbie (Leila May Dewey) who became his wife on June 10, 1944 at the Naval Air Station Chapel in Memphis, TN. They enjoyed 66 years together before Tibbie died in 2012.
Harold served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and returned to Wayne State to graduate in 1946 with an industrial arts major. He had a variety of sales careers before entering the Methodist ministry in 1957 in Lakewood, CO. He graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL and was ordained in 1962. His ministry took him from Colorado to Mason City, Iowa and finally to South Dakota where he served United Methodist churches in Scotland, Flandreau, Egan, Sioux Falls (where he also served as chaplain at the SD State Penitentiary), Sturgis and Watertown before retiring to Bella Vista in 1987.
Harold and Tibbie were active members of First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista. For many years after retiring, they were involved in mission work for several months each year with an ecumenical group called SOWERS and with Habitat for Humanity. Until last spring, Harold volunteered three days a week at Helping Hands in Bentonville.
Harold touched many lives and was much loved by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Tibbie; two sons, Don D. Fitch and Hal E. Fitch; his parents and two brothers, Delmer D. and Ivan W. Fitch. He is survived by daughters Jean Justice (John), Bella Vista, and Kim Budd (Paul), Sugar Creek, MO; one son, Van H. Fitch, Virginia, MN; a sister, Bonnie Echols (Bill), Lynnwood, WA; sister-in-law, Betty (Don) Heitman, Coleridge, NE; brother-in-law, Harold Sizemore, Omaha, NE; daughters-in-law Sandra Fitch, Bella Vista, and Sue Weast, Hiawatha, KS; eleven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Harold’s family extends deep gratitude to the staff at Highlands Healthcare and Circle of Life Hospice for their loving care. Cremains will be interred at the Bella Vista Cemetery with Epting Funeral Home of Bella Vista is handling arrangements.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Mission Program at First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Dr., Bella Vista, AR 72715; Helping Hands, Inc., 320 Airport Rd., Bentonville, AR 72712; Habitat for Humanity of Benton County, 1212 N. Walton Blvd, Bentonville, 72712; or Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72762.
Frieda Emma LaPlante, 81, of Gravette, Arkansas died Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. She was born July 4, 1933 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin the daughter of Clara Wampfler and Walter Baumberger.
She enjoyed her work in the door to door ministry. She loved singing, crocheting, spending quality time with friends and family, and traveling.
She was a public school librarian for many years in the Green Bay School District. She and her husband moved to the Northwest Arkansas area in 1990 from Wisconsin.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, her husband Raymond LaPlante, and 3 siblings.
Frieda is survived by: one son; Merlin Avery and his wife Cynthia, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, four daughters; Connie Smits and her husband Bruce, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Cindy Demars and her husband Brett, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Melody Thomas and her husband John, of Gravette, Robyn Rogers and her husband Scott, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, three brothers; Fred Baumberger and his wife Sally, of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, John Baumberger and his wife Nancy, of Washington, David Baumberger and his wife Barbara, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, five sisters; Virginia Apfel, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Esther Swan, of Barron, Wisconsin, Elvira Solum, of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, Jeannie Elson, of California, Barbara Cook, of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, 22 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Gravette located on Hwy. 59.
A second memorial service will be in Wisconsin at a later date.
Debra McAllister, 49, of Tyler, Texas died Monday in Fayetteville.
Survivors: mother; Sandra Rae, father; Ronald Leverson, both of Rogers, two sons; Lance Dixon, of California, Joseph McAllister, of Illinois, two brothers, and one sister.
Burial was at Tucks Chapel Cemetery.
Catherine Louise Pennington, 64, of Centerton died December 17, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville. She was born December 13, 1950 in Oxnard, California the daughter of Nadine Christian and Orlando Fuller.
Catherine enjoyed being a mother, reading, working puzzles, and cooking. She loved spending time with her family and raising her children. Catherine really enjoyed her time being “Meme.”
She is preceded in death by her parents and former husband, Clifford Pennington.
Catherine is survived by two daughters; Sara Crigger, and her husband Chris, of Centerton, Katie Pennington of Fayetteville, three brothers; Rick Fuller, and his wife Nuray, of Texas, Bill Fuller, and his wife Sandra, of California, Gary Fuller of Springdale, two sisters; Linda Winter, and her husband Jim, of Arizona, Nancy Wader, and her husband Mark, of California, two stepdaughters; Karen Groeneweg of California, Kelly McBlair of California, two grandsons in Arkansas; Gabriel and Aiden Crigger, eleven step-grandkids in California and many other family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Nancy June Rudasill, 72, of Tontitown/Fayetteville, died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at The Maples, at HarBer Meadows, in Springdale. She was born August 29, 1942 in Boswell, Oklahoma and was the daughter of Helen Elizabeth Miller and David Olney White. Nancy’s father was a Methodist minister and the family lived in Oklahoma, Maryland and North Dakota while she was growing up.
She came to the University of Arkansas for college and met and married her husband William B. Rudasill, Sr. Nancy and Bill lived in many places while He was in the Air Force finally moving back to northwest Arkansas where they finished raising their two children.
She enjoyed spending quality time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was Grand Electa in 2003 session of Faith, Hope and Charity Session of Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Arkansas. She held many elected and appointed positions in local Eastern Star chapters and was a mentor for many new members of Star. She was also legal secretary for several local Fayetteville attorney.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband William B. Rudasill Sr.
She is survived by: one son; William B Rudasill, Jr. and his wife Lisa, of Fayetteville, one daughter; Lyn Marie Rudasill of Tontitown, one sister; Esther White of Springdale, one Brother; David O. White and his wife Ladonna of Lowell, 7 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be at Elm Springs United Methodist Church. on Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Private interment will take place at Fayetteville National Cemetery at a later date, where she will be placed to rest with her beloved husband.
Memorials may be sent to: Elm Springs United Methodist Church Building/Mortgage fund, P O Box 8, Elm Springs, Arkansas 72728.
Jerry Lee Vowell, 70, of Bedford, Texas died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born December 9, 1944 in Fort Worth, Texas the son of Ola May Canady and Jack C. Vowell.
He owned and operated his own business for many years.
He is survived by many loving relatives including his wife Melanie Vowell, and his loving children, and a host’s of friends.
A service will be announced at a later date by the family.
Balaramani Navamani, 64, of India died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. She was born August 11, 1950.
She is survived by many loving relatives.
Services will be in India at a later date.
Gregory Buford Marchbank, 57, of Fayetteville died December 12, at his home. He was born October 26, 1957 in Joplin, Missouri the son of Geraldine and Buford Marchbank.
Greg enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing, working with his hands, watching the Razorbacks.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include; his mother, Geraldine Kirkland, one son; Zach Marchbank of Fayetteville, one daughter; Cortney Aviles of New York City, one sister; Linda Jensen and her husband Carl of Tulsa, one granddaughter; Arya Aviles and many loving family members and friends.
Joe B. Montgomery, age 79, of Bethel Heights, Arkansas, died Friday, December 12, 2014, following an extended bout with a compromised respiratory condition.
Joe was born the youngest of five children to the late Lou Earl and Joe Willie (Yandell) Montgomery, in Dover, Arkansas on April 2, 1935.
He served in the US Army stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland from1954 to 1956, being discharged with an Honorable Discharge.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Sue “Susie” Montgomery of Bethel Heights, an older sister, Dr. Milisande L. Merryman, of Hemet, California, and two older brothers, Herman Q. L. Montgomery, DDS of Lebanon, Tennessee and Dr. Cameron W. Montgomery of Anderson, Missouri. Susie’s two sons, Blake and Sean Plummer of Bethel Heights, and the following children from previous marriages: Debbonnair Kovacs, Berea, Kentucky; Levi Montgomery, Blaine, Washington; Cherri Valeithian of Kent, Washington; Summer Stevens of Columbus, Ohio; Tracie Best of Fort Smith; and several grandchildren.
Also, Joe had one son, Wayne Montgomery, who preceded him in death.
There will be no funeral services, as per his wishes.
Zachary Hutchinson, 35, of Centerton died Thursday, December 11, 2014.
He worked along side Jason Seto at Hapas Hawaiian Grill in Bentonville for many years.
Survivors include: his mother Cindy and her husband Scott McKnight of Lowell, and many other loving relatives.
Walter Tuchel, 86, of Rogers died Sunday, December 07, 2014 at The Highlands of Rogers He was born October 21, 1928 in East Prussia, Germany the son of Maria Schmittlick and Fredrick Tuchel.
He came to the United States in 1951, and worked for a farmer for over a year. He was employed by John Deere for over 30 years. He had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area since 1985 after moving from Iowa. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, and dancing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, nine siblings, and many other loving relatives.
Walter is survived by: his wife; Theresa Tuchel whom he married June 16, 1976, two sons; Harold Tuchel of Waterloo, Iowa, Norbert Tuchel and his wife Patricia, of Rogers, several siblings, one grandson, two granddaughters, and several great-grandchildren.
No services are planned per Walter’s request.
Memorials may be sent to the Rogers Humane Society in honor of Walter, 407 East Nursery Road, Rogers, Arkansas 72758.
Patricia G. Vaughan, 76, of Fayetteville, Arkansas passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice House.
She was born September 26, 1938 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma to Walter F. & Adeline L. Conradt.
She graduated in 1956 from College High School in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She then attended William Woods College where she graduated in 1958 with and Associate of Arts Degree.
She worked as a legal secretary for various attorneys in Oklahoma. She was past president of the American Business Women’s Association in Sapulpa, Oklahoma where she also owned her own secretarial service. She served on the Board of Directors for the Community Clinic at the Saint Francis House in Springdale, Arkansas for 6 years. She loved attending her Bible Study group and volunteering for mission projects with her friends from Cross Church in Springdale.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Craig Conradt.
She is survived by her daughters, Cheri Grant of Sperry, Oklahoma, Pam Hofer of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Tina Barfield of Fayetteville, Arkansas. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren.
Donald Joseph Schnurbusch, 73, passed away Sunday, November 30 at his home in Bentonville, AR.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday December 6, 2014, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Independence, KS, with Father Andrew Heiman officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence, KS, under the direction of Potts Chapel of Independence.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday December 5, 2014, at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Recitation of the Rosary will be before the visitation at 5:00 p.m., also at St. Andrew.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Catholic Relief Services at www.crs.org or Habitat for Humanity at www.habitat.org.
Don was born April 17, 1941, in Perryville, MO, to Bill and Henrietta (Trapp) Schnurbusch. Don earned his Doctorate of Education degree at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, in 1972. He taught in the science department at Independence Community College from 1972 until his retirement in 2005. From 2006 to 2010, Don lived in McKinney, TX, where he volunteered at Habitat for Humanity. In 2010, Don moved to Bentonville, AR, to be closer to his family. Don loved gardening, fishing, hunting, reading, cooking and baking, and spending time with his grandkids. Don was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Bentonville.
Don was preceded in death by his mother Henrietta Schnurbusch. He is survived by his daughter Tracy Schnurbusch of Bentonville, AR; his son Aaron Schnurbusch and wife Zoedy of Independence, KS; his son Chris Schnurbusch and wife Shawnda of Bentonville, AR; the mother of his children Linda Schnurbusch of Independence, KS; his father, William O. Schnurbusch of St. Louis, MO; his sister Patricia Vogel and husband Curt of Columbia, MO; his brother Gary Schnurbusch and wife Lora of Columbia, MO; his brother Randy Schnurbusch and wife Jackie of St. Louis, MO; his brother Brian Schnurbusch of St. Louis, MO; four grandchildren, Layne and Dylan Schnurbusch of Independence, KS, and Sydney and Logan Schnurbusch of Bentonville, AR; and many other family members and friends.
James Fred King, 73, of Rogers died Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. He was born July 23, 1941 in Harrison, Arkansas the son of Frederick and Ova King.
James proudly served in the United States Navy. He enjoyed watching the Razorbacks, assisting Little League as Commissioner, woodworking, and trains. He was an avid car enthusiast and enjoyed his restored 72 Chevy Pickup.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
James is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary King of Rogers, three sons; Jim King of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Andy King and his wife Robynn of Rogers, John King of Tulsa, Oklahoma, one brother; William King and his wife Charlotte of Andover, Kansas, two sisters; Jean Travis and her husband Phil of Faytteville, Barbara Comstock and her husband Ed of Springdale, four grandchildren and many other loving family members and friends.
Graveside service will be at 10:00 am Tuesday, December 2nd at Sonora Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans Organization.
Twila M. Wright, 79, of Rogers died Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. She was born July 22, 1935 in Tecumseh, Kansas the daughter of Gladys and Alfred Gibbens.
She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Rogers. Also she was a member of the Rogers Adult Wellness Center, where she ran the Bingo game for many local residents. She loved sewing and was a member of The Rogers Sewing Center Sewing Club. Her hobbies also included fishing and cooking.
She had lived in Northwest Arkansas since June 2002 after moving from Los Angeles, California. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son; Bruce Gendreau, one brother, and one sister.
Twila is survived by: her husband; Roy F. Wright, whom she married October 19, 1980, four sons; Ron Gendreau of Arizona, Brett Gendreau and his wife Julia, of Arizona, Tim Gendreau and his wife Angie, of California, Joe Gendreau, of California, one daughter; Sonja Hanson and her husband J., of Arizona, four step-children; Nancy Wright, of Kansas, Steven Wright, of Texas, Daniel Wright, of Kansas, Michael Wright, of Washington, numerous grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 10-2 at Temple Baptist Church in Rogers. The celebration of her life will begin at 2pm following the visitation. Interment will follow the service at Elm Springs Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Rogers Wellness Center.
Mary Maxine Frost, 91, of Bentonville, Arkansas died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at her home. She was born April 19, 1923 in Whittemore, Iowa the daughter of Lillian Edith Falb and Elmer F. Bell.
She enjoyed her family, quilting, knitting, crocheting, and reading. She had lived in the Northwest Arkansas since June 2009 after moving from Heber Springs, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her husband George Frost who passed May 4, 2014, her parents, her daughter Mary Wood, two grandsons; James Mayer and Kevin Brown, one brother; Wayne Bell, two sisters; Ruth Skalicky and Phyllis Kunze.
Mary is survived by: two daughters; Georgia Kinney and her husband Michael of Bella Vista, Debra Frost, of Pea Ridge, one brother; Dale Bell and his wife Donna, of Whittemore, Iowa, one sister; Norma Sigler, of Red Oak, Iowa, seven grandchildren; Barbara Frost, Teri Romero, Cheryl Johnson all three of California, Timothy and Daniel Brown, of Illinois, Wendy Martin and Heather Daniels, both of Pea Ridge, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be Friday, November 28, 2014 at 1:00pm. Inurnment will be at National Cemetery in Fayetteville.
Memorials can be sent to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Arkansas 72765 or Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63141.
Stella Droho, of Gentry, Arkansas died Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Springdale at a local care center. She was born October 18, 1924 in Wierzchlas, Poland the daughter of Marianna and Bazyli Weirbicki.
She was a lifelong Catholic and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tontitown. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking, and spending quality time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband Adolf Droho Sr.; and one brother, Stanislaus Weirbicki.
Stella is survived by: three sons; Joseph Droho and his wife Judy, of Huntley, Illinois, Adolph Droho Jr., of Franklin, Tennessee, Edward Droho and his wife Tina, of Houston, Texas, two daughters; Mary Droho and her husband Edward Balluck, of Springtown, Arkansas, Teresa Holler and her husband Oliver, of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, one sister; Sophie Wilfort, of Warsaw, Poland, many nieces and nephews, five grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Interment was at Springtown Cemetery.
Devren Eugene Saintignon, 31, of Elkins died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in North Dakota. He was born December 30, 1982 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Patricia Foster and Dan Saintignon.
Devren enjoyed working as an electrician and taking his son hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his son Cayden, fiance Tiffany Latta and her daughter Alexis. His family was dear to his heart. Devren was loved and respected by many who knew him.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Presley White.
Devren is survived by his mother, Patricia Foster and her husband Bill of Bentonville, his father Dan Saintignon, one son Cayden Saintignon of Hensley, Arkansas, one brother Harrison White of Bentonville, his fiance Tiffany Latta and her daughter Alexis, and many loving friends and family members.
Visitation will be Monday, November 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 at Word of Life Fellowship in Bentonville.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, November 25 at 10:00 am at Word of Life Fellowship with burial to follow at Highfill Cemetery.
Jack LeRoy Cunningham, 89, of Bella Vista died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. He was born July 25, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah the son of Hazel Close and Roy Joseph Cunningham.
He earned his honorable discharge from the United States Navy after serving in World War II. He was a mechanic for over 45 years at Rancho Chevrolet in Reseda, California.
Survivors include: his wife Theresa E. Cunningham, two sons; Tim Cunningham and his wife Gloria, of Bella Vista, Jack Cunningham and his wife Dena, of Knoxville, Tennessee, one brother; Gene Cunningham, Temecula, California, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be Friday, December 12, 2014 at 10am at National Cemetery in Fayetteville. Full military honors will be provided by the Northwest Arkansas Honor Guard.
Ilean Bloodworth, 54, of Siloam Springs, died Sunday at Circle of Life Hospice.
Survivors: Husband, Timothy Bloodworth, Son, Timothy Bloodworth of Iowa, Daughter, Sierra Galkiewicz and husband Dan of Siloam Springs, Father, David and Shirley Liles, Mother; Bertha Linson, and three grandchildren.
Sarah Anne Setzer, 66, of West Fork died Saturday, November 15, 2014 at her residence. She was born September 21, 1948 in Rhode Island. She moved to Florida as a young child and later in life moved to Northwest Arkansas.
She raised her family in Eureka Springs, where she managed a local optometry practice for many years. She also was a pivotal member of the Eureka Springs school board for over a decade.
She enjoyed life and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her husband Tim.
Sarah is survived by: her husband Timothy Taggart, two sons, two daughters, one brother, two sisters, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Olivia Pierce, infant daughter of Carmel Babilon and Michael Pierce, both of Rogers, was loved and lost on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, Arkansas.
She is survived by many loving relatives.
Heaven gained another angel as Terryl “Terry” Barrett Barry, 70, of Little Flock, died Friday, November 14, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. She was one of the kindest, most caring women the Earth has seen. She gave selflessly to those in need of a shoulder to lean on, or a roof over their head. Her family grew to include those for whom she deeply cared.
She was a blessing to her family beyond measure as a sister, wife, mother, surrogate mother, aunt, and grandmother. She was a remarkable, irreplaceable woman with a deep faith in God who was deeply devoted to her husband and family. You will be missed more than words can convey. We love you and know that you are at rest with God.
She was born in Tucson, Arizona the daughter of Anita Eggman and Richard Barrett Sr.
She enjoyed bird-watching, playing with her pets, swimming, growing flowers in her garden, painting, and most of all, spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She had lived in Northwest Arkansas since 1983 after moving from Tucson, Arizona.
She was a Sales Manager for the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs for many years. She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church of Bentonville. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister; Toni.
Terry is survived by: her devoted husband of 48 years, Donald Barry whom she married September 4, 1966, two sons; Marc Barry and his wife Belinda, of Little Flock, Steven Barry and his wife Lori of Fennimore, Wisconsin, one brother; Richard Barrett II and his wife Amy, of Fort Smith, four grandchildren; Hunter, Ian, Benjamin, and Nicholas.
Visitation will be Monday from 9am until service time at St. Stephen Catholic Church of Bentonville. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10am.
Memorials may be sent to the charity of the Donor’s Choice.
Lou Ellen Ann Cox, 64, died Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. She was born February 10, 1950 in Denver, Colorado the daughter of Agnes Marie Bieker and William Marvin Moore.
She loved teaching and working with children. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family and especially with her grandchildren. She had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for over 26 years after moving from Colorado.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Larry Cox, and one son; Larry Cox Jr.
Survivors include: one son; Klebe Cox, of Bentonville, one daughter; Carrie Campbell and her husband Jim, of Bentonville, three brothers; Gary “Buzz” Moore, of Georgia, Henry Moore, of Iowa, Bill Moore, of California, two sisters; Billie Jo Burns, of Colorado, Gloria “Petey” Moore, of Colorado, six grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm at Flagstone Church of Christ in Bentonville with Marshall Brown officiating.
Memorials may be sent to the American Red Cross.
Carrie B. Jobe, 81, of Bella Vista died November 10, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. She was born January 2, 1933.
Survivors: husband Vincient Jobe, son; Mike Shockley, daughter; Vickie Zastrow and husband Guy of Missouri.
Johnny Aaron Walters, 46, of Winslow died at his home. He was born May 4, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas the son of Joyce and John Walters.
He is survived by his parents, two siblings, two children and other loving family and friends.
Danny William Brown, 54, of Bella Vista died November08, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. He was born January 12, 1960 in Electra, Texas.
Danny enjoyed reading the Bible, fishing, and watching WWE. He was a member of AA.
Danny is survived by his wife Erin Brown, of Bella Vista, two sons; Jeremy Brown of Wichita Falls, Texas, Jessie Brown of San Antonio, Texas, daughter; Tasha Brown of Wichita Falls, Texas, two step-sons; William Tradewell of Bella Vista, Dylan Tradewell of Bella Vista, seven grandchildren and many other family members and friends.
A memorial service will be at 10:00 am, November 15 at Bella Vista Community Church.
Chase Cameron Williams, 60, of Bella Vista died Thursday, November 6, 2014 at a local skilled care center. He was born November 22, 1953 in Mount Clemens, Michigan the son of Miriam Pauline Merisuo and Frank E. Williams.
He worked in security at Tyson’s. He enjoyed running, along with running in numerous marathons. He also liked animals including dogs, cats, and birds. Over the years he had taken in many stray animals into his home.
Chase is survived by: his brother; Cary Williams of Harriman, Utah, and several friends.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4-5pm at Epting Funeral Home in Bentonville.
The family would like to give gratitude to Concordia Skilled Care Center in Bella Vista for the care they have given Chase over the past couple of years.
The family has requested no flowers, rather make a donation to your local Animal Shelter.
Eleanor Rogers, 97, of Rogers, Arkansas died Sunday, November 02, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was born February 21, 1917 in Adair, Illinois the daughter of Nellie and Marshal Herndon
She enjoyed reading, gardening, RV travel, and time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years John Rogers, her parents, and brother, Leon Herndon.
Eleanor is survived by: two daughters; Marilyn Martens and her husband Donald of Bentonville, Arkansas, Judith Tilley and her husband Don of Tremont, Illinois, five grandsons, seven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and many other loving family and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday at 10am and the service will follow at 11am at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens Chapel in Peoria, Illinois.
Memorials may be sent to: St. Jude’s or Circle of Life Hospice.