2/28 - George Hnatko
2/27 - Joyce Wood-Walker
2/25 - Kenneth Lan
2/25 - Robert Klock
2/25 - Jane Graham
2/24 - George "Charlie" McBride
2/23 - Emil Schaefer
2/22 - Jimmie Hopkins
2/22 - Robert Harris Sr.
2/18 - Bernice Swift
2/16 - Robert "Bobby" McDougal
2/15 - Roger Ross
2/15 - Paula Elias
2/12 - Barbara Grabski
2/10 - Curtis Hipp
2/8 - Iris R. Robb Prisk
2/8 - Bonnie Norton
2/4 - Peggy Williams
2/2 - Bonnie Whitmore
2/1 - Ayden Rivera
Gerald “Jerry” F. Hensley, 68, of West Fork died Wednesday, March 05, 2014 at his home. He was born March 12, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland the son of Ila Hughes and Lilburn Hensley.
He was a member of the West Fork Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for over 40 years after moving from Monterey, California. He was a business owner and carpenter for most of his adult life.
He was preceded in death by; his parents, one sister; Catherine Keyton, and one brother; Raymond Hensley.
Jerry is survived by: his wife; Linnie Hensley whom he married September 26, 1963, three sons; Eric Hensley, of Fayetteville, Brandon Hensley, of Fayetteville, Russel Hensley and his wife Allison, of West Fork, two daughters; Ila Prellwitz and her husband Kenneth, of Fayetteville, Kathleen Hensley, of West Fork, three brothers; Ronald Hensley and his wife Pam, of Monterey, California, James Goldstein and his wife Stacy, of Fresno, California, Rick Goldstein and his wife Debbie, of Modesto, California, one sister; Ila Irizarry and her husband Oscar, of West Fork, three grandchildren; Kole Hensley, Shelby Hensley, and Kayla Hensley.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8th at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in West Fork.
Barbara Jean Gaytan, 86, of Fayetteville died March 3, 2014 in her home. She was born November 19, 1927.
Barbara is survived by her husband of 35 years, Rogelio Gaytan, one son; Alvin Combs, one daughter; Lennie Hensley, and many loving family members.
James Robert McReynolds, 72, of Fayetteville, Arkansas died Sunday, 3-2-2014 at Willard Walker Hospice House in Fayetteville. He was born 4-20-1941 in Rogers.
He was a roofer for many years.
Survivors include: his wife; Barbara McReynolds, and many other loving relatives.
George Hnatko, 92, of Pea Ridge, Arkansas died Friday, 2/28/2014 at Northwest Medical Center of Bentonville. He was born September 18, 1921 in Monessen, Pennsylvania.
He served in the US Navy.
Survivors include: his wife; Ruth of Rogers, and many loving friends.
Joyce Walker, 64, of Bentonville died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. She was born January 20, 1950.
She was preceded in death by: parents, one sister and one brother.
Joyce is survived by: three sons; Adam Gardenhire, Karl Wood and Jason Wood, two daughters; April Wood and Heather Wood, one brother; James Wright, three sisters; Sandra Freels, Elizabeth Conley and Peggy Setzer; Josh Wood and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and numerous other family members.
She enjoyed her grandchildren, family, coffee and riding horses.
Kenneth Yung Lan was born on Dec. 8, 1951, to his mother Hoofan Lan and father Shihlin Lan. He was raised in Pingtun, Taiwan and lived there for all his youth until he moved to the United States at the age of 26 in 1977.
Intellectually motivated, Kenneth involved himself in numerous fields of study to challenge himself and to learn more about the world around him. He received his first degree in agriculture from Chung-Hsing University in Taiwan in 1973. Even after he moved to the United States, he continued graduate studies in Kansas State University and University of Mississippi in genetics and computer science, respectively.
Kenneth worked in a computer-based career for the majority of his life in the states, with the final chapter of his life ending in Bentonville, Arkansas.
He was a devout Christian who spread his good faith to everyone he met and enjoyed spending his spare time reading the news and shopping for his family.
He is survived by his wife, Jingfang, and his two sons Christopher and Waldemar. His family will remember him most for his everlasting benevolence and generosity; since a child, Kenneth always acted out of his heart to help the needy around him. He carried these traits over to his family, whom he placed first in any decision.
Robert Willard Klock, 92, of Bentonville, Arkansas died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at a local skilled care center. He was born September 30, 1921 in Fredonia, Kansas, the son of Elizabeth Josephine Sullivan and George Edwin Klock.
In 1936 he earned his Eagle Scout badge and in 1939 graduated from Fort Smith High School. After graduation he traveled extensively with his brother Ed. After being invited to join MENSA, he planned to enroll at MIT the following year. However, world events caused him to postpone his plans and he enlisted in the Army Air Force. During World War II he flew to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The passion he acquired during the war for aviation led him to accept a position with Pan American World Airways. He married Betty Jean Cobb, a model with John Robert Powers, from New York. They moved to Rio de Janeiro, where Bob and Betty Jean were avid tennis players at Rio Country Club.
After the death of his wife, Bob returned to the USA and applied his engineering skills in television broadcasting. For most of this career he was an audio director for NBC and worked the Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, Evening News and other programs originating from New York City.
After retirement, he became a flight instructor and obtained a helicopter pilot license. He shared his passion for flying by teaching many students.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Betty Jean Klock, and brother Ed.
Bob is survived by Carolyn Klock, of Fort Smith, and Robert David Klock and his wife Maritza, of Bentonville. Through his second marriage Bob is survived by Patricia Dicenso and her husband David, and Kenneth Klock, of Wayne, New Jersey. He is also survived by five grandchildren Stephanie Klock-Peterson (Scott), Caroline Klock, Michael Dicenso, Brandon Dicenso, and Rebecca Dicenso.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 2pm until 4pm at Epting Funeral Home in Bentonville.
Graveside service will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Rose Lawn Cemetery in Fort Smith, with Rev. William A. Cheyne of First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith officiating.
Memorials may be sent to the Salvation Army.
Jane Louise Graham, 81, of Noel, Missouri died, Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in Springdale at a local skilled care center. She was born August 4, 1932 in Honesdale, Pennsylvania the daughter of Frances Huesser and William Herzog.
She served in the US Army and earned an Honorable Discharge. She enjoyed crocheting, baking, and spending quality time with her family especially her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, her husband Herbert Graham in 2002, and several siblings.
Jane is survived by: one son; Charles Graham and his fiancé Alecia, of Springdale, two daughters; Carmen Rice and her husband Michael, of Lexington, Kentucky, Sharon Sherman and her husband Bryon, of Noel, Missouri, eight grandchildren; Ticean and his wife Amy, of California, Kimberly and her husband Kevin, of Tennessee, Mark and his wife Maria, of Kentucky, Bryon II and his wife Brittany, of Anderson, Missouri, Robert and his wife Shannon, of Noel, Missouri, Keifer and Kyle, both of Noel, Emily Graham, of Elkins, Arkansas, and five great-grandchildren; Avery, Noa, Graham, Brayden, and Bradlee.
A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm at National Cemetery in Fayetteville, Wednesday, March 12th.
George “Charlie” McBride, 50, of Gravette died 2/24/2014 at his home. He was born 10/7/1963 in Gravette.
Survivors: three sisters; Mary McBride, Dixie Wilson, Jeannie Watts, one brother; Don McBride, and father; Roy Pogue.
There are no services planned at this time.
Emil Martin Schaefer, 85, of Bella Vista died Sunday February 23, 2014 in his home. He was born October 31, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Emil and Josephine Schaefer.
Emil served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
He enjoyed reading, playing golf and working at the Scottsdale Country Club in Bella Vista. Emil loved being married to his precious wife, Phyllis for 63 wonderful years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert.
Emil is survived by his wife Phyllis, of the home, four sons; Mark Schaefer and his wife Holly of Georgia, David Schaefer and his wife Denise of Illinois, Timothy Schaefer and his wife Chris of South Carolina, and Peter Schaefer of New Mexico, two daughters; Donna Bauer and her husband Brad of Illinois, and Nancy Spei and her husband Martin of New Mexico, two brothers; William Schaefer and his wife Kathleen of Michigan, and Raymond Schaefer of Illinois, one sister; Arlene Cooper of Washington, thirteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Jimmie Michael Hopkins, 72, of Springdale, Arkansas died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale. He was born January 18, 1942 in Cassville, Missouri the son of Bertha Kathleen and Weymouth Hopkins.
He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He enjoyed life, fishing, time with the family especially his grandchildren, and was a social butterfly.
He was preceded in death by his sister Dottie and his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years Karen Hopkins, of Springdale, one son; Dennis Day and his wife Rhonda, of Bentonville, one brother; Jerry Hopkins and his wife Helen, of Independence, Missouri, one sister; Joyce Leach of Culp Creek, Oregon, and seven grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time.
Robert Samuel Harris Sr., 65, of Bella Vista, Arkansas died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at a local skilled care center. He was born May 10, 1948 in Milford, Connecticut the son of Mary Wells and Earnest Harris.
He was a Vietnam Veteran who served with the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife in 1996 Lori Harris.
Robert is survived by: two sons; Robert Harris Jr., of Palm Bay, Florida, Michael Harris and his wife Renee, of Bentonville, and two grandchildren; Haley and Blake Harris of Bentonville.
Services will be in Connecticut at a later date to be announced by the family.
Bernice "Bunny" Swift, 87, of West Fork died Tuesday February 18, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice. She was born July 4, 1926 in Rockland, Maine the daughter of Harold and Eva Stanley.
Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Kent Stanley, and her husband of 65 years, Arthur Stanley.
She is survived by two daughters; Phyllis Chadbourne and her husband Eugene of West Fork, Marilyn Currie and her husband Ambrose of Gardner, Massachusetts, one brother; Gordon Stanley of Glen Cove, Maine, one sister; Janice Pendleton and her husband Raymond of Peabody, Massachusetts, three grandchildren; Randy Currie, Tim Chadbourne and John Chadbourne, and four great-grandchildren; Tyler, Kayla, Jadon, and Jacob Chadbourne.
Graveside service to be held at West Fork Cemetery February 20th at 1:00 pm.
Robert “Bobby” Charles McDougal, 59, of Bentonville died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at his home. He was born October 5, 1954 in Bentonville, the son of Louella Haney and Charles William McDougal.
He was a custodian for the Bentonville Public Schools for 26 years and loved his work. He enjoyed playing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Bobby has lived in Bentonville his entire life and loved every moment. He loved telling stories of Bentonville and how much the area has changed since he was a child. He has met so many wonderful people during his life and has positively changed the life of so many more. He is loved by many and will continue to be loved for eternity. He was a bright light to his daughters and grandchildren who have and will forever adore, love, and miss him so very much. His smile would light up a room and will never be forgotten. He will be missed dearly. He has been called home and although life must go on for those of us on Earth, it has just begun for him and we will see him again soon at the gates of Heaven.
He was preceded in death by; his parents, his wife, and his brother.
Bob is survived by: two daughters; Carolina Trevino and her husband Rogelio, of Centerton, Victoria Calderon and her husband Jose Gomez, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, two sisters; Patsy Lovell and her husband Leonard, of Decatur, Sue McDougal, of Bentonville, two brothers; John McDougal and his wife Doris, of Gravette, Harry McDougal and his wife Mary, of Noel, Missouri, and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday at Park Street Baptist Church in Bentonville from 9:00 a.m. until the service time.
A celebration of his life will follow the visitation at the church at 11:00 a.m. on Friday.
Roger Dale Ross, 46, of Westville, Oklahoma died Saturday February 15, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale.
Survivors: daughter; Holly Bemboom, wife; Marlene Ross, one sister, and a host of friends.
No services are planned at this time.
Paula Rosemary Elias, 68, of Bella Vista died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of Francis and Virginia Barnes.
She was a very talented artist, and an extensive world traveler. She was a homemaker, and she volunteered with the American Red Cross.
She had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for over 10 years after moving from Lawson, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Paula is survived by: her husband of over 50 years William J. Elias, one son; William Scott Elias and his wife Genevieve, of Pacific, Missouri, two daughters; Paulette Lake and her husband Larry, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Jennifer Ostertag and her husband Wayne, of Madison, Wisconsin, four sisters; Barbara Hodges, of Henderson, Tennessee, Kay Daugherty and her husband Bob, of Branson, Missouri, Martha Lawson and her husband Gary, of Kearney, Missouri, Esther Ralston, of Tennessee, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
A memorial service will be Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Unity Church of the Ozarks located in Bentonville.
Memorials may be sent to Unity Church of the Ozarks.
Barbara Grabski, 88, of Bentonville, Arkansas died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at a local skilled care center in Rogers. She was born December 15, 1925 in Buffalo, New York the daughter of Mary and Thomas Susko.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband John Joseph Grabski.
Survivors include her loving son; Steve Grabski of Bentonville and many other loving relatives and friends.
Local Arkansas arrangements were by Epting Funeral Home of Bentonville. Full funeral services will be in Buffalo, New York at a later date and announced by the family.
Interment will take place at St. Adalberts Cemetery in Erie County, New York.
Curtis Barry Hipp, 54, of Gentry died Monday, February 10, 2014 at his sister’s residence. He was born March 5, 1959 in Illinois.
He was a local artist, and local coffee drinker. He worked at Cargill, Peterson, and Simmons for many years, also he worked at several local restaurants throughout the years.
He was preceded in death by his mother; Hazel Hipp.
Survivors: two brothers, Jay Hipp and his wife Maria, of New Mexico, John Hipp and his wife Helen, of Gentry, two sisters, Linda Shoup, of Gentry and Evelyn Proffitt, of Gentry, and his father JW Hipp, of Gentry.
A gathering of his friends will be Friday, February 14, 2014 from 3-5pm at the First Baptist Church of Gentry.
Iris Revealee Robb Prisk, 74, of Clifty passed February 8 in Fayetteville. Born February 26, 1939 in Princeton, Indiana to Gerald and Magdalene (Jones) Robb.
Iris and Arthur Wheatley had five children; Michael of Wichita, Kansas, Leonard "Smokey" and his wife, Londa, of Springfield, Oregon, Barbara Ashby of Clifty, Arkansas and Debbie Marquez of Creswell, Oregon. Patty Busbee Ware preceded her mother in February 25, 2012.
Also surviving, one brother; Gilbert Robb, of Francisco, Indiana. Four siblings preceded her in death. She had fifteen grandchildren, one of which passed last December and twenty eight great-grandchildren.
She loved raising guppies, birds, and dogs. Hunting, fishing, and crocheting were her favorite things to do. Iris lived in just about every state but mostly in Indiana, Missouri, Oregon, and Arkansas since 1996.
She grew up working in fields, harvesting, factory work, cashier but mostly raising her children.
Iris was a breast cancer survivor.
Bonnie Margaret Norton, 100, of Bella Vista died peacefully at home on Saturday February 8, 2014. She was born January 16, 1914 in St. Joseph, Missouri the daughter of Grover Cleveland Doak and Elva Weamer Doak.
Bonnie enjoyed traveling the world. She was also a member of the DAR. Bonnie loved spending time with her loving family. She especially loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Veda Taylor, and her husband Donald Edmund Norton.
Bonnie is survived by two daughters; Elva Candace Norton Dambrose of Bella Vista, and Bonnie Daye of Colorado, one son; Grover William Norton and wife Kathy, of Bentonville, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bella Vista Christian Church located on Riordan Road in Bella Vista.
Peggy L. Williams, loving mother and grandmother, age 84, of Bentonville, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, February 04, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. She was born December 9, 1929 in Caldwell, Kansas.
She enjoyed crafts, especially making porcelain dolls. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Leland Williams.
Peggy is survived by: three daughters; Virginia Malek and husband Dan of Bella Vista, Darlene Levine and husband Buzz, of North Carolina, Marlene Borger and husband John of New Mexico, four grandchildren; Jeff Ellis, Janelle Cenobio, Brooke Austin, Brad Austin, and many great-grandchildren.
A family service was held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the donor’s choice.
Bonnie Kirby Whitmore, 77, of Bentonville died Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the Bradford House Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bentonville. She was born August 2, 1936 in Howard County, Arkansas the daughter of Taylor Kirby and Gladys Kesterson Kirby.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Hobson Whitmore; and her brothers, Rex Kirby and Ray Kirby.
Bonnie was a graduate of Southern State College (now SAU) and earned a master’s degree and doctorate in education from the University of Arkansas. She taught school in many locations and finished her career as an administrator and teacher in Springdale. She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Springdale. She served as a volunteer for many years at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.
Bonnie is survived by two sons Mike Whitmore and his wife Marjorie, of Rogers, David Whitmore, of Springdale; four grandchildren, and many other loving friends and relatives.
Memorials may be made to the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 West Johnson Avenue, Springdale, AR 72764.
A memorial service will be Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Grace Baptist Church in Rogers at 11:00 a.m.
Ayden Rivera, infant son, of Springdale, Arkansas, was born and died Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Willow Creek Hospital in Johnson.
Graveside service was at Rogers Babyland Cemetery on Monday, February 3, 2014.
Steven Asp-Schussheim, 61, of Fayetteville died January 26 0f Lou Gehrig's disease. He was born October 27, 1952 in Queens, New York, the son of Bettie and Louis Schussheim.
Steven graduated from the University of Arkansas and worked as the Director of International Schools for the State Department. He worked mainly with schools in China and Africa.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Steven is survived by his wife of 32 years, Camilla, of the home, two sons; Teddy Asp-Schussheim, of Fayetteville, and Tewodros Alew, of New York, and one sister; Barbara Cotter and her husband Patrick of South Carolina
A memorial service will be Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at their home address, 1860 North Trillium Lane in Fayetteville.
Robert “Bob” Hough Cowan, 85, of Rogers, Arkansas died peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2014 at his home after a glorious and blessed life. He was born March 26, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Howell Cowan and Corette Kingsley Hough, brother Edward Cowan and his first wife, Mary Joe Cole.
Bob is survived by: his loving wife, Judy Cowan, of the home, four daughters, Mary Jill March and husband Joe of Rogers, Melody Ann Baldwin and husband Mark of Kansas City, MO, Susan Elizabeth Gage of Springdale, and Margaret Anne (Molly) Cook and husband Jeff of Rogers. He leaves behind granddaughters Mary Jessica Stacy and husband Sam, Meredith Jo Baldwin, Maisie Ann Baldwin and Margaret Grace (Maggie) Cook and grandsons Robert Joseph March, Mark Lehn Baldwin, III and James Alexander March. He is also survived by his faithful 4-legged companion Anna.
Bob considered himself a military brat. He attended a number of different schools near bases where his family was stationed, and after high school graduation served in the Navy in World War 2 in the Pacific.
He graduated from Furman University with a degree in business and finance. Shortly thereafter, he joined Daisy Manufacturing as a marketing trainee. He moved to Rogers in 1958 when Daisy relocated there from Plymouth, Michigan.
He managed Daisy’s several marketing mergers, acquisitions and industry ventures. In the 1970’s, he left Daisy and formed Southwest Associates, a manufacturer’s representatives company. He later returned to Daisy when a group of investors purchased the company in a leveraged buyout.
He was an active member of the community. He began the first Sales and Marketing Executives chapter in Northwest Arkansas, was the first president of the Rogers Early Risers Rotary Club, a member of the NWACC Advisory Board, the U of A Genesis Board, a member of the Students in Free Enterprise Executive Committee and Board of Directors., and a member of the Rogers Historical Commission. He volunteered with many organizations and charities over the years, and most recently he served on the Circle of Life Executive Capital Campaign Committee with recent expansions with the organization.
He was a longtime member of Central United Methodist Church and a charter member of First United Methodist Church.
He loved to sing and play the guitar, fish, read and travel. After retiring, he played guitar and sang on a regular basis at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville and other local nursing homes. He was an avid Razorback fan, and loved spending time with family and friends.
He was lovingly cared for during the last few months of his life by special caregivers and Circle of Life Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72764 or First United Methodist Church, 307 West Elm Street, Rogers, AR 72756.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Rogers from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
The Celebration of Bob’s Life will be Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Rogers.
Ronald Wayne Pool, 61, of Decatur, Arkansas died Friday, January 24, 2014 at his home. He was born April 14, 1952 in Big Springs, Texas the son of Floy Mae Henderson and Cecil Pool.
He proudly served in the United States Army for over 12 years where he obtained an Honorable Discharge. He worked in maintenance for over 8 years with Bentonville and Decatur Public Schools.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, and one daughter; Brandy Pool.
Ronald is survived by: his wife Dolly Pool of the home, whom he married May 1, 1970, three sons; David Pool and his wife Teena, of Ward, Arkansas, Matthew Pool and his wife Lindsay, of Centerton, J. Scott Pool, of Decatur, two daughters; April Potter and her husband Loyd, of Bentonville, Kelle Pool, of Las Vegas, Nevada, one brother; Terry Pool, of Decatur, one sister; Rita Scott and her husband Tommy, of Elm Springs, and ten grandchildren.
Graveside service will be: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Decatur Cemetery, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Terry Horton officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the Rogers VFW Post #3031.
Memorials may be sent to: Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Arkansas 72762.
Lorene Raymond, 100, of Fayetteville died January 23, 2014 at North Hills Health and Rehab. She was born June 30, 1913 in Hatfield, Arkansas, the daughter of Joe and Eva Allen.
Lorene was a lifelong teacher. She was an Assistant Professor of Home Economics teaching Foods and Nutrition at the University of Arkansas from 1953 and retiring in 1980. She actively followed the Razorbacks athletics teams and loved to travel. Lorene volunteered at Washington Regional and made many silk floral arrangements for the hospital. She also actively volunteered at CEO in Fayetteville. Lorene was an active member and Elder of First United Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville and was honored as an Honorary Life Member of The Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church. She was a member of many organizations including AAUW, B&PW, and the Faculty Club of the University of Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two siblings.
Lorene is survived by two daughters; Jo Barnhart and her husband Clayton, of Fayetteville, Rosemary Halsey and her husband Dennis of Washington, three grandchildren: Sara Eichmann and her husband Justin, of Fayetteville; Lance Halsey and his wife Cami, of Washington, Denise Zimmer and her husband Chip, of Montana and five great-grandchildren; Elliot, Eleanor, Natalie, Kate, and Adam.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to be sent to a charity of your choice.
A memorial service will be at a later date.
George Dale Babbitt, 81, of Centerton, Arkansas died Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. He was born October 16, 1932 in Dierks, Arkansas the son of Opal Martindale and Alvin Otis Babbitt.
George was a member of First Assembly of God Rogers and enjoyed hunting. One of his joys in life was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
George was preceded in death by; his parents, and one brother; Kenneth.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Retha Babbitt, of the home, one son; George Alvin Babbitt and his wife Deborah, of Seibert, Colorado, one daughter; Cherry Diann Hardcastle of Centerton, Arkansas, one brother; Eldon Babbitt and his wife Dorothy, of Loveland, Colorado, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many loving friends.
Visitation at First Assembly of God Church in Rogers from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Monday January 27th.
Funeral at First Assembly of God Church in Rogers beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Interment at National Cemetery in Fayetteville on Monday January 27th, at 1:00 p.m.
Anita Fay Schoenhals, 80, of Muskogee, Oklahoma died Friday, January 17, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale, Arkansas. She was born June 22, 1933 at Newman Memorial Hospital to George Clarence Truitt and Edith Shelton Truitt.
She was raised in Bishop Community until age 12. She then moved to the farm 2 miles southwest of Arnett, Oklahoma. She attended School at Bishop and Arnett. She married Johnnie L. Bogey on March 4, 1950. Then on October 4, 1950 she moved to Shattuck, Oklahoma where Terry Lewis Bogey was born December 26, 1950. Then on October 5, 1952 Janet Ann was born.
She moved to Waynoka, Oklahoma in 1954. On January 6, 1955 Marilyn Jean was born, then on November 8, 1957 Carolyn Marie was born. Her family moved to Clovis, New Mexico in August 1958. She lived in New Mexico until 1970 when she moved to Portales, New Mexico, and then back to Arnett, Oklahoma in December 1975. She worked for Farm Bureau Insurance Company until 1981. She then went to work at Newman Medical Center in Shattuck, Oklahoma. She retired and married Norman Schoenhals on December 9, 1982. She made her home in Shattuck until 2003 because of illness of both Anita and Norman and moved to Muskogee, Oklahoma and then permanently in 2005.
Anita was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Schoenhals, her parents, one daughter; Janet Flowers, one brother; Richard Truitt, one sister; Georgia Yauck.
Anita was a member of the Baptist Church since 1958, where she attended Training Union, and she was a teacher with young people in the Baptist Church in both Oklahoma and New Mexico, she was president of WMU and also worked with mission youth in New Mexico. Most recently she was a member of Central Baptist Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Her education included; Bishop Grade School, Arnett High School, and attended college at ENMU, in New Mexico.
She enjoyed attending church, sewing, quilting, and crocheting. She painted with acrylics, enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, and was an avid reader. Her greatest joy was spending quality time with her family and friends, especially time with her grandchildren.
Anita is survived by; her son; Terry Bogey and his wife Flora, of California, two daughters; Marilyn McCoy and her husband Carl, of New Mexico, Carolyn Clewell and her husband Allen, of Oklahoma, seven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and a host of friends and extended family.
Visitation will be: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. until service time at Central Baptist Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Funeral service will follow after the visitation at 10:00 a.m.
Interment will be at DeBolt Cemetery in Arnett, Oklahoma.
Memorials may be sent to: Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Arkansas 72765.
Dale Alonzo Hoover, 75, of Rogers, Arkansas died January 14, 2014 at his home. He was born November 28, 1938 in Rockwell City, Iowa the son of Julia and Marvin Hoover.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1957 until 1959 and earned an Honorable Discharge. He was a Iowa State Trooper for many years, and retired as a deputy for the Benton County Sheriff’s office after a few years of service. He had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for over 30 years after moving from Wichita, Kansas.
He was a member of the Church of Christ, and a Mason for many years. He was preceded in death by: his parents, two brothers, one sister, and one nephew.
Dale is survived by: his wife; Marie Hoover whom he married November 6, 1971, one son; Ryan Hoover and his wife Tammy, of Rogers, one daughter; Jaqi McConnell and her husband Larry, of Wichita, Kansas, one nephew; Dean Richardson and his wife Sherry of Badger, Iowa, one granddaughter; Rachel McConnell, of Wichita, Kansas.
Visitation will be Friday, January 17, 2014 from 7pm until 9pm at Epting Funeral Home in Bentonville.
Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rockwell City, Iowa.
Helen Clark, 61, of Springdale died January 13, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center of Springdale. Born the daughter of Richard and Margaret Gilbert.
Helen was an artist and enjoyed painted pictures of horses. She was preceded in death by her husband Steve.
Glenn Owen Mason was born July 19, 1921 near Lucas, IA, to Owen and Joanna (Waugh) Mason. Glenn received his education in Clarke County, IA, and graduated from Woodburn High School in 1939.
After graduation Glenn worked as a surveyor with the Clarke County Engineer. In 1942 he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific Theater. Following the war he organized and helped start the American Legion Post at Woodburn, IA, and served as its first commander. He attended Simpson College, receiving his B.A. Degree in 1949, and began teaching and coaching at Lucas, IA. He met Bonnie Hoyt at Simpson and they married on December 26, 1948. In 1951 he became high school principal at Murray, IA. He received his M.A. in 1952 from Drake University and became superintendent at Murray. He began the football program as well as organizing the Murray Community School District. In 1957 he accepted the position as superintendent of the Tabor, IA, schools, and subsequently reorganized the Fremont-Mills district in 1959. In 1964, he became superintendent of the Lowden Consolidated Schools. Glenn refereed basketball, football, softball, and baseball for many years, and coached softball.
He became an avid and skilled golfer and he and wife Bonnie competed in many golf tournaments through the years. He engineered and built the 3/30 Golf Course and introduced the golf program at the Lowden, IA, schools. He coached the girls’ golf team to the state tournament in 1971. He reorganized the Clarence-Lowden School District and began the volleyball program. He retired as superintendent from the Villisca School District in 1983 after initiating the golf program for that school. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Woodburn, IA.
Following retirement he and Bonnie moved to Chariton, IA. He served on the Chariton, IA, School Board for 6 years, 3 years as President. In 1991 he accepted a position with the Area Education Agency 15 Board and served until he moved from the district to Bella Vista, AR.
He is survived by wife Bonnie of 65 years, son Glenn and Marty of Red Oak, IA, daughter Laura and Jim Sawyer of Darien, IL, daughter Beth and Todd Pfefferle of Albuquerque, NM, and grandson Bryan Sawyer and Jordan Kennedy, of Cedar Rapids, IA, great grandson Cooper James Sawyer, brother Clifford and sister-in-law Barbara (Ivan) Mason, of Osceola, IA, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Owen and Joanna Mason; sisters Fern and John DeVore; Cleo and Wayne O’Neall; Inez and Leo Manley; Mabel and Charles Frizzell, and brothers Raymond and Ruth Mason; Virgil and Ann Mason; Floyd Mason; and Ivan Mason; brothers-in-law Lyle Hoyt and Dean Hoyt.
In 2005 Glenn received the Double S Award from Simpson College for his contribution to sports, scholarship and service to communities while at Simpson and through his years in education. Glenn was also awarded an Iowa Superintendent of the Year in 2010 for his service to Iowa schools in scholastic and athletic programs selected by the Iowa High School Athletic Association.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Iowa.
Audrey Irene Boettcher, 86, of Bella Vista, died 1-11-2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House
Survivors include her husband, Carl Boettcher, of Bella Vista, and many loving relatives.
Inurnment will be at National Cemetery in Fayetteville at a later date.
John Andrew Franks, 87, of Bella Vista, formerly of Okemah, Oklahoma, died Sunday, January 05, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. He was born February 2, 1926 in Okemah, Oklahoma the son of Charles and Ina Franks.
He had lived in the state of Oklahoma for 87 years. He served in World War II where he obtained a Purple Heart while serving with the Air Force. He was a member of the VFW. He was a retired mail carrier, and an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okemah, and sang for many years in a gospel quartet.
John is survived by: his wife; Betty Jean Franks, of the home, two sons; John C. Franks and his wife Lynn, of Okemah, Joel A. Franks and his wife Tammy, of Okemah, three daughters; Ann Florer and her husband Dennis, of Bentonville, Beverly Terrell and her husband David, of Bella Vista, Susan Reid of Virginia Beach, Virginia, one sister, Etha Rose Cooper of Odessa, Texas, sixteen grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Services will be announced at a later date by the family.
Vickie Morrissey, 63, of Gravette went to be with her Lord Saturday, January 04, 2014 at her home. She was born May 18, 1950 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas the daughter of Laura Ray and Lewis Cecil Fisher.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Vickie is survived by; one son; David Morrissey, one daughter; Laura Marie Morrissey, her mother; Laura Fisher, of Bella Vista, one brother; Michael Fisher, and two sisters; Patty Baker and Debbie Schultz.
Services will be at a later date in Friendship, Arkansas.
Lillian Louise Webb, 85, of Bella Vista died Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in her home. She was born January 26, 1928 in Whiting, Indiana, the daughter of James Pearl and Bessie Milligan.
Lillian loved her family and enjoyed taking care of others. She loved flowers and birds.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren Thurston Webb, one son, Roy Webb, two brothers, one daughter-in-law, one nephew and one great-great grandchild.
Lillian is survived by one son; Richard Webb, of Bella Vista, three brothers; Jim, Ralph, and Burt, three sisters; Nina, Leila, and Naoma, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is pending and will be announced by the family at a later date, the service will be at Mercy and Grace Cathedral in Springdale, Arkansas.
Cheryl Dawn Trinh, 51, of Bentonville died Wednesday January 1, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center. She was born August 19, 1962 in South Hampton, New York, the daughter of Thomas Jacobs Sr. and Joan Wienclawski.
Cheryl loved being outdoors and enjoyed camping and fishing. She especially enjoyed camping at Forum. She loved flowers and working in her garden. Cheryl also enjoyed knitting, sewing and doing other crafts. Her life love was her family and spending time with her grandbabies.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Patti Jacobs.
Cheryl is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Rick Taylor, of Bentonville; one son, Tai Trinh, of Pine Bluff; one daughter, Kimmy Peckham, and her husband Preston Seay, of Bella Vista; one brother Tom Jacobs, and his wife Pam, of Springdale; four sisters, Denise Rusco, and her husband John, of Avoca, Sharon Hilton, of Monterrey, California, Lori Hurst, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Diane Henson, of Piedmont, Missouri; four grandchildren, Madei, Morgann, Eli, and Nona; and many other loving family members and friends.
Visitation will be Monday, January 6, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at New Hope Assembly of God in Rogers followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 AM.
A graveside service will be held at Friendship Cemetery in Springdale at 12:30 PM.