11/30 - Donald Schnurbusch
11/29 - James King
11/26 - Twila Wright
11/25 - Mary Frost
11/20 - Stella Droho
11/19 - Devren Saintignon
11/18 - Jack Cunningham
11/16 - Ilean Bloodworth
11/15 - Sarah Setzer
11/15 - Olivia Pierce
11/14 - Terry Barry
11/13 - Glenn Watson
11/13 - Lou Cox
11/10 - Carrie Jobe
11/9 - Johnny Walters
11/8 - Danny Brown
11/6 - Chase Williams
11/2 - Eleanor Rogers
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.
This a notification to all Loren's friends that Loren suddenly passed away Monday, October 27, 2014, just before midnight, during his treatment for leukemia at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He had been there since Sept. 11 and he and the doctors on his team were fully expecting him to go into remission and come home. Up to the last minute, he continued working on his Scouting ideas and projects, as we found scouting notes in his personal items.
Loren Frank Kitterlin, was born August 27, 1950. Loren was preceded in death by his parents, John Davis Kitterlin and Ollie Lucille Dison; and his brother Davis Lloyd Kitterlin. Loren grew up in Pollock, Louisiana.
Loren was a devoted family man. His family came first in his life. Kat was the love of his life. Nothing pleased him more than seeing his kids grow into adulthood happy and healthy. He was so proud of Melonie, Davis, and Patrick. Loren was also proud of his son-in- law Jon, especially for his military service. Loren was delighted with his grandsons William, Nathan, and Connor. They were the light of his life. He loved their stories, antics, and especially their laughter. He was a doting grandfather.
Loren was a very loving and wonderful husband, father, grandfather, sibling, and a friend to thousands. He mentored so many people and we have been humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and loss for him. Scouting brought Loren into my life and scouting was how Loren wanted to live his life.
Loren's passion in life was his family, Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the Arrow and helping other people— One Good Turn a day as many times a day as he could. His life was one of giving back to his community through Scouting. He started in Scouting as a Cub Scout and made it his life's calling. He had a positive outlook and a dedicated vision to help young boys grow and develop into good citizens. He lived the ideals of scouting and faith and spent his life as a servant leader. Loren was a man of principle and a friend to everyone he met. He will be remembered for his smile, gift of gab, and high moral standards.
The Order of the Arrow in Boy Scouts was an important part of Loren’s life; from being a Chapter Chief and Lodge Secretary in the 1960s and 1970s and continued throughout his adult life. He earned many honors including Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor, and Silver Beaver. Loren served as Lodge Chief (1969,1970) and later Lodge Adviser of the Ouxouiga Lodge, as well as Scoutmaster in the great Attakapas Council; he served as Section Chief and later Section Adviser of the great Nischasch Section (The entire state of Louisiana, Area 5B/SC-1), and went on to serve for many years as Section Adviser of SR-8, as well as on numerous National OA Conference staffs, National Jamboree staffs, and among his numerous other distinguished official and unofficial acts of service and generosity to all he touched, especially youth. Humble and self-effacing, he was a good and gentle man who lived our Admonition in his everyday life, and one of our very greatest Arrowmen. Most of all he wanted to be sure that all boys had the opportunities that Scouting offered to excel, see the world, and leave the world a better place.
A message from Kat:
If you have any stories of Loren or pictures of him, please send them to me as I would like to create a slide show of him for his grandchildren. If you need our contact information, please message me, Davis, Patrick, or Melonie. You can also contact Epting Funeral Home for their help contacting us.
If you care to offer a donation in his memory, I can think of no better way than to the Boy Scouts of America, the Leukemia society, or by giving blood as often as you can. Please remember Loren with happiness and share your stories with us and each other. I like to think he is at a campfire with my dad, his dad, and all his friends who have gone ahead. When it is my turn, I know there will be a warm fire waiting me. Thank you all for your love and support.
Sam Shepard, 58, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. He was born September 3, 1956 to Donald and Evelyn Shepard in Green River, Wyoming.
He worked at Wal-Mart over 30 years. Previously he had worked at Phillips Grocery and Food-For-Less prior to going to Wal-Mart as Grocery Receiving.
He enjoyed fishing, wood working, working on cars, collecting coins, going to the casino, and time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Sam is survived by: one daughter; Susan Sixkiller and her husband Jerry, of Rogers, one son; Jimmie Shepard, of Rogers, his significant other; Ginny Gardner, of Bentonville, one brother; Roy Wayne Shepard, of Wyoming, one sister; Jean Laughter, of Green River, Wyoming, two grandsons; Kenneth Andrew Shepard and James Dakota Logan, and one granddaughter; Erica Marie Logan.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7pm at Epting Funeral Home in Bentonville.
Stephen Edward Beal Jr., 67, died October 26, 2014 at his home. He was born January 29, 1947 the son of Filonomena and Stephen Beal Sr.
Stephen is survived by wife, Karen Beal, son Eric and daughter Amy Beal of West Fork and two sisters Marion McComb and Fran Lowery of Florida.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Elite Home Health or Washington Regional Hospice.
Glenna Loree Holland, 84, of Bella Vista died Saturday, October 25, 2014 at her home. She was born March 26, 1930 in Stockton, Kansas the daughter of Jenny and Scott Spear.
Glenna was preceded in death by her husband William Holland, her parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
She is survived by one son; Bill Holland and his wife Ladonna of Texas, one daughter; Terri Breeden of Bella Vista, two sisters; Velera Sawyer of Kansas, Beth Bickle of Massachusetts, four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and many loving family and friends.
A memorial service will be Wednesday, October 29 at 10:00 am at Forest Hills Church.
Chandler Charles Hurst, infant son of Dusty and Michelle Hurst, of Fayetteville died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital in Johnson. He was born Monday, October 20, 2014.
He is survived by many loving relatives.
Paisley Joan Hurst, infant daughter of Dusty and Michelle Hurst, of Fayetteville died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital in Johnson. She was born Monday, October 20, 2014.
She is survived by many loving relatives.
Ryver Cal-Stephen King, 2 month old infant son of Keith C. King and Sheila Winner died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at his home. He was born August 22 in Bentonville.
Survivors include by many loving relatives.
The Celebration of his life will be Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church in Little Flock.
Sammie Lee Johnson, 94, of Rogers died Friday, October 17, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. She was born July 11, 1920 in Sweetwater, Texas the daughter of George Curtis Massay and Madge Lee Hull Massey.
She was a commercial artist and a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rogers.
She was preceded in death by her husband Luther Johnson Jr. on June 21, 1978, one daughter; Linda Lee Levine.
Survivors include her son-in-law Buzz Levine, her grandson Geoffrey Levine and his wife Dara, and two great-granddaughters; Avery and Alexa Levine.
Graveside Service will be Tuesday at 11am at National Cemetery in Fort Smith.
Ruby Elizabeth Thomas, 94, of Fayetteville died Friday, October 17, 2014 at a skilled nursing facility. She was born July 6, 1920 in Fairview, Oklahoma the daughter of Oda and John Brooks.
Ruby was a home maker and loved her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and several siblings.
Ruby is survived by her two daughters; Colleen Randlett of Fayetteville, Zelda Jo Shore of Fayetteville, one grandchild; Brenda Gabbard, two great-grandchildren, and many other loving family members and friends.
Interment was Friday, October 17 at Farmington Cemetery.
Dolores M. House, 83, of West Fork died Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at her home. She was born September 13, 1931 in Cimarron, Kansas to Amos and Stella Hacker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Jack and Warren Hacker, and husband, John A. House.
Dolores is survived by her son, Dr. John House, and his partner, Josh Clark, of Eureka Springs, her two daughters: Terry Lilley and her husband, Daniel, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Susan Duffel of West Fork, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many loving friends and family.
Dolores and her husband, John served the Lord together for over 50 years. They pastored churches across the midwest, south, and in Florida. In addition to that ministry, Dolores taught school throughout her adult life, and impacted the lives of countless children.
A celebration of life will be Friday, October 17, 2014 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at West Fork First Baptist Church.
Beth Mummert, 73, of Bentonville died Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice after a 12 year battle with cancer. She was born July 30, 1941 in Cherokee County Kansas.
Beth grew up in Coffeyville, Kansas. She graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1959 as valedictorian. She then went to the University of Kansas on a Watkins scholarship and later completed her college education in accounting at Troy State University. She was very proud and happy to have worked with the great people at Arkansas National Bank.
Beth was devoted to her family. They cherish memories of her franticly searching for her cats, bragging about finding bargains while shopping, and occasionally losing money in slot machines. Over the last several years, she restored and digitized over 7,000 family photos to help preserve family memories.
After Beth was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma, she took an active role in the treatment of her cancer. She spent countless hours educating herself on cancer treatments. Beth received most of her treatment at MD Anderson in Houston and Highlands Oncology Center, at times being called “Dr. Mummert” because she was so hands on regarding her treatments.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Ruth Mummert, and one sister, Roberta Mummert (Boabie).
Beth is survived by her husband of 47 years, Thomas Mummert; her children, Todd Mummert of Danbury, Connecticut, Michael Mummert of Columbia, Missouri, and Elizabeth (Steve) Kouri of Lenexa, Kansas; two sisters, Joan James Chianelli of Conroe, Texas, and Anna Marie Hobbs Mackey of Copan, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, three cats, and many other loving family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville at 7:00 pm on Monday, October 20th. At a later date, another memorial will be held in Beth’s hometown of Coffeyville, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Cancer Research Institute or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Rosalina Violet Hall, infant daughter of Kendra Rowe and Christopher Hall, of Wesley died Monday, October 6, 2014 at her residence. She was born September 4, 2014 in Fayetteville.
Survivors include many loving relatives.
Interment was at Rogers Babyland Cemetery.
Darren Lee Shaver, 47, of Hiwasse died Tuesday, October 07, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. He was born November 3, 1966 in Gravette, Arkansas the son of Lucy Gilbert and Kenneth Shaver.
He enjoyed working on cars. He was the Maintenance Manager for The Greens in Bella Vista. He had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for over 20 years after moving from Missouri. He was preceded in death by his father.
Darren is survived by his wife Sam Shaver whom he married March 25, 1995, his mother; Lucy Long, one son; Kevin Carothers and his wife LeighAnne, of Hiwasse, one brother; Bryan Shaver, of Neosho, Missouri, two sisters; Renae Williams and her husband Brian, of Neosho, Missouri, DeAnn Frasier, of Granby, Missouri, and two granddaughters; Jazmine and Jaelynne Carothers, of Hiwasse.
The celebration of his life will be Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2pm at The Greens in Bella Vista, “Shaver Pavilion.”
Durral Dewayne Tedford, 68, died Friday, October 03, 2014 at the Arkansas Veteran’s Home at Fayetteville. He was born July 17, 1946 in Lindsay, Oklahoma the son of Viola and John Tedford.
Dewayne proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of the VFW Post 3031 and enjoyed fishing, games, dominos and slot machines.
He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Barkley Tedford, his parents, two brothers, Glenn and Gene Tedford. One son Michael Tedford Larinz. A step son Lance Barkley.
Dewayne is survived by two sisters, Brenda Ullmann and Fern Carter. Two sister-in-laws, Anna Tedford and Jeanie Tedford. Nine nieces and nephews. A son Dewayne Tedford Jr. and a daughter Patti Ann, both in Oklahoma. Two step daughters Lisa Roughton and Stella Barkley. Five grandchildren, Kasha Snoxhill, Kyle Foster, Dana Barkley, Catherine Holloway and John Barkley. Five great grandchildren.
A grave side service for both Dewayne and Elizabeth Tedford will be held on October 16, 2014 at 2 pm in the Bland Cemetery. Located north of Hwy. 71, on west side of Moberly Lane in Bentonville AR.
Frank Foster Kenworthy, 85, passed away Friday, October 3, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. He was born August 31, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois the son of Dorothy and Frank Kenworthy.
Frank proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He attended the University of Illinois and UCLA, and was an aeronautical engineer at Hughes Aircraft in California until his retirement. Frank was an avid golfer for many years and enjoyed being outdoors. He loved being around water, traveling, and visiting Lake Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Frank is survived by his wife of 61 years Doris Kenworthy of Bella Vista, whom he married June 27th, 1953, two sons; Jim Kenworthy and his wife Alane of Pensacola, Florida, Scott Kenworthy of Bella Vista, one daughter; Bonnie Miltimore and her husband Jim, of Dallas, Texas, one sister; Sue Kerr of Bowling Green, Ohio, two granddaughters; Kaitie Nolan, Sarah Tigert, and many loving family members and friends.
A celebration of life for all family and friends will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 1:00-3:00pm at the Kenworthy home in Bella Vista.