TRANSITION: James D. Wilder (March 8, 1941-Sept. 30, 2015)
James D. Wilder, a resident of Eureka Springs was born March 08, 1941 in Waterloo, Iowa, a son of Howard C. and Anna Maryette (Mills) Wilder. He departed this life Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 in his home in Eureka Springs, at the age of 74 years. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Barbara J. Abel; and one son, Scott James Wilder...
TRANSITION: Vivian Adele Stone (Nov. 7, 1923-Oct. 7, 2015)
Vivian Adele Stone, age 91, of Lawrenceville, Ga. passed away Wednesday, Oct. 07, 2015. Vivian blessed this world on Nov. 7, 1923. She is preceded in death by her husband, W. Robert Stone; daughter, Linda Janise Stone; sister, Doris Adrian Gaertner; father and mother, William and Maude Dowie...
TRANSITION: Anna Lee Clark Gunnels (Oct. 3, 1929-Sept. 28, 2015)
Anna Lee Clark Gunnels, a resident of Eureka Springs was born Oct. 03, 1929 in Eureka Springs, a daughter of Frank and Cora Belle (Jones) Wilson. She departed this life Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 in Eureka Springs, at the age of 85 years. Anna Lee was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Cora Belle Wilson; five brothers; four sisters; and her first husband, Grover "Bud" Clark...
TRANSITION: Kenneth Kirk Smith (July 7, 1942-Oct. 7, 2015)
Kenneth Kirk Smith, resident of Eureka Springs was born July 07, 1942 in Concord, N.C., son of Moffit Moose and Minnie Lee (Kistler) Smith. He departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 07, 2015 in Eureka Springs, at the age of 73 years. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Moffit Moose and Minnie Lee Smith, brother-in-law, Ronald Crook and nephew, Randy Smith of North Carolina...
TRANSITION: Arnold G. Merbitz (Sept. 7, 1928-Sept. 27, 2015)
Arnold G. Merbitz, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Sept. 07, 1928 in Chicago, Ill., a son of Arnold and Helen (Scherbarth) Merbitz. He departed this life Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 in Fayetteville, at the age of 87 years. Arnold was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Helen (Scherbarth) Merbitz and one sister, Lenore Parham...
TRANSITION: Richard Alfred Gaffga (Dec. 9, 1943-Sept. 29, 2015)
Richard "Rick" Alfred Gaffga, a resident of Berryville was born Dec. 09, 1943 in Chicago, Ill., a son of Alfred Charles and Merle Marie (Nancarrow) Gaffga. He departed this life Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 in Kansas City, Mo., at the age of 71 years. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Charles and Merle Marie Gaffga and one brother, Brian Gaffga. ...
TRANSITION: Carol Ann Murray (March 12, 1943-Sept. 20, 2015)
Carol Ann Murray, a resident of Eureka Springs was born March 12, 1943 in Flint, Mich., a daughter of Milton Beach and Norma Adair. She departed this life Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, at the age of 72 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton Beach and Norma Adair; brother, Gary Beach; and granddaughter, Amanda Stouten.
TRANSITION: James Allen Miller (Oct. 8, 1936-Sept. 11, 2015)
James "Jim" Allen Miller, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Oct. 8, 1936 in Barnsdall, Okla., a son of Matthew Lee and Viola (Copeland) Miller. He departed this life Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Eureka Springs, at the age of 78 years. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Viola Miller; sister, Betty Shobe of Grove, Okla.; brother, Joe Miller of St. Louis, Mo., and brother, Leon Miller of Cassville, Mo...
TRANSITION: Ran (John) Sliter (Passed Sept. 3, 2015)
Ran (John) Sliter, long time resident of Eureka Springs, transitioned to a better world on Sept. 3, 2015, at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville. Ran served his country in the Navy, as did his father and grandfather before him. Arriving in Eureka in the early '70s from San Francisco, Ran recognized in a short time that he had arrived home. ...
TRANSITION: Marjorie L. Goodman (Aug. 24, 1941-Sept. 9, 2015)
Marjorie L. Goodman, age 74, of Eureka Springs, passed away at 1:30 p.m., Sept. 9, 2015 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville. Marjorie was born Aug. 24, 1941 in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Goodman in 2005, also her parents, her sister Mary Flakne and brother Dan Gibson...
TRANSITION: Hellen Smith Pinkley (Sept. 21, 1923-Aug. 25, 2015)
Hellen Smith Pinkley of Springdale, formerly of Berryville, died Aug. 25, 2015 at the Earlene Howard Hospice Home. She was born near Marble, Ark. on Sept. 21, 1923 to parents, John Frank and Anna Willard (Allred) Smith. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Herman Pinkley who died on March 12, 2014; her son Brian Pinkley who died on Sept. ...
TRANSITION: Audrey Jean Bott (Jan. 19, 1938-Aug. 18, 2015)
Audrey Jean Bott, 77 of Holiday Island, passed away to a better place on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Born to Frank and Margaret Knechtel on Jan. 19, 1938, Audrey grew up in Alpena, Mich., where she later met and married her husband, Paul Bott. Paul and Audrey enjoyed 59 years of marriage, and raised three wonderful children...
TRANSITION: John Charles Thompson (Oct. 6, 1930-Aug. 25, 2015)
John Charles (Jack) Thompson, a resident of Holiday Island, was born Oct. 6, 1930 in Keego Harbor, Mich., a son of Conrad and Eva (Rasmussen) Thompson. He departed this life Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 in Fayetteville at the age of 84 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Conrad and Eva Thompson and one sister, Carol Wagner. ...
TRANSITION: Martha Elizabeth Brown (March 26, 1921-Aug. 21, 2015)
Martha Elizabeth Brown, a resident of Holiday Island, was born March 26, 1921 in Highland Park, Penn., a daughter of the late George Calvin and Anna (Shields) Haas. She departed this life Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 in Eureka Springs, at the age of 94 years...
TRANSITION: Patrick Tracy Lower (Feb. 23, 1969-Aug. 18, 2015)
Patrick Tracy Lower, age 46, of Eureka Springs, passed away at home Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. He was born Feb. 23, 1969, in Santa Clara, Calif. He was the son of Celeste Elanya Tracy. Patrick served our country in the U.S. Army. Patrick is survived by his loving mother, Elanya Tracy of Eureka Springs; his brothers and sisters, Eyleen Shannon Clark of Eureka Springs; John Daniel Shannon of Westcliff, Colo.; Tawny Fern Day of Fayetteville, Tenn.; Paul Timothy Lower of Niangua, Mo.; Heather Dawn Jentink of Suffolk, Va.; Jamye Vinyard of W. ...
TRANSITION: Jennie J. Tinklenberg (March 16, 1920-Aug. 15, 2015)
Jennie J. Tinklenberg, a past resident of Eureka Springs and recently of Springdale, was born March 16, 1920 in Kampen, Holland, a daughter of Arend and Dirkje (Schreuder) Jagt. She departed this life Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 in Fayetteville, at the age of 95 years. ...
TRANSITION: William Felix Lucas (Sept. 25, 1925-Aug. 15, 2015)
William Felix Lucas a resident of Holiday Island, was born Sept. 25, 1925 in Chicago, Ill., a son of William E. and Mae (Prancel) Lucas. He departed this life Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 in Bentonville, at the age of 89 years. On Sept. 25, 1947, William was united in marriage with Rosaline Angeline (Mish) who preceded him in death. ...
TRANSITION: Robert "Bob" Fenix (July 20, 1937-Aug. 15, 2015)
Robert "Bob" Fenix, a resident of Holiday Island, was born July 20, 1937 in Los Angeles, Calif., a son of Taylor and Doris (Waters) Fenix. He departed this life Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 in Fayetteville, at the age of 78 years. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Taylor and Doris Fenix.
TRANSITION: Stephen P. Mann (Sept. 19, 1946-Aug. 5, 2015)
Stephen P. Mann, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Sept. 19, 1946 in Boston, Mass., a son of Madeline Mann. He departed this life Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 in Eureka Springs at the age of 68 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Madeline Mann...
TRANSITION: John Howze, Jr. (Feb. 6, 1948-Aug. 7, 2015)
John Howze, Jr., a resident of Berryville, was born Feb. 6, 1948 in Houston, Texas, a son of John Howze, Sr. and Gloria (Wynne) Howze. He departed this life Friday, Aug. 07, 2015 in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 67 years. John was preceded in death by his parents, John Howze Sr. and Gloria Howze.
TRANSITION: Mary Ann Lee (Nov. 23, 1937-July 26, 2015)
Mary Ann Lee of Roseburg, Ore. was born Nov. 23, 1937 in Sparta, Wis, a daughter of Rachel and harold Hanson. She went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 26, 2015 in Portland, Ore. at the age of 77. She was a long-time resident of Eureka Springs and an active member of Faith Christian Family Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; step mom, Margaret Hanson; and husband, Donald K. Lee...
TRANSITION: Wanda Mae Castor (July 30, 1926-Aug. 1, 2015)
Wanda Mae Castor, born in Eureka Springs July 30, 1926, passed away at age 89 on Aug. 1, 2015 in Eureka Springs. She is preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Manson Castor. She is survived by her sister, Anna Lee Clark Gunnels of Eureka Springs and a host of nieces and nephews. ...
TRANSITION: Glenn F. McIntyre (Nov. 5, 1926-July 22, 2015)
Glenn Ferris McIntyre of Eureka Springs was born on Nov. 5, 1926 in Los Angeles, Calif., "The City of Angels." He was the son of Albert and Ida McIntrye. Glenn departed this life July 22, 2015 at the age of 88. He was surrounded by his 3 daughters; Christy, Janet and Connie. Glenn was preceded in death by his his loving wife Betty Lou; his parents; his sisters; Gayle, Peggy, Barbara; and his son Glenn Bruce McIntyre...
TRANSITION: Robert W. Overgaard (Jan. 24, 1946-July 29, 2015)
Robert W. Overgaard, a son of Calvin W. Overgaard and Eloise (Matejousky) Overgaard, was born Jan. 24, 1946 in Canton, S.D.. He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Eloise Overgaard. Robert was raised in Lincoln, NE. He was a Vietnam Veteran and was in the Navy. He loved to ride motorcycles and play golf. He was retired from General Motors and worked part-time at Hart's Family Center...
TRANSITION: Barbara Jean Jayroe (March 7, 1950-July 25, 2015)
Barbara Jean Jayroe, a resident of Holiday Island was born March 07, 1950 in Harper, Kan., a daughter of James Ellis, Sr. and Joyce Phye. She departed this life Saturday, July 25, 2015 in her home in Holiday Island, at the age of 65 years. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, James Ellis, Sr. and Joyce Phye.