Obituaries from September 2007
Irene Cook Blankenship ------Oct. 27, 1919 -- Sept. 18, 2007
Irene Cook Blankenship died Sept. 18 in Eureka Springs. She was of Cherokee descent and was born in Tulsa, Okla. on Oct. 27, 1919. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Paul Blankenship. Prior to her marriage, she had a career in the oil industry as secretary to John Paul Getty...
Ross D. Sackett ---- March 26, 1930 -- Aug. 16, 2007
Ross D. Sackett, 77, died of pneumonia on Aug. 16 in Fontana, Wisc. He was born March 26, 1930, in LaGrange Ill., the son of DeForest and Margaret (Ross) Sackett. Sackett moved to Eureka Springs in 1978 after holding executive positions with Holt Reinhart and Winston, CBS Educational Group and Encyclopedia Britannica...
April 4, 1947 -- Sept. 9, 2007 Kenneth Van Robertson, a native of Eureka Springs, died Sunday, Sept. 9 in Fayetteville. He was born on April 4, 1947 to Mildred and Louie Robertson, Jr. Robertson was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Eureka Springs Elk Lodge # 1042 and the American Legion. He earned his living as a carpenter working, most recently, for Stout Construction...
Eureka Springs loses patriot son
By Donice Woodside EUREKA SPRINGS -- Laddie Joe Harp, a native of Eureka Springs, died at his Holiday Island home on Wednesday evening, Aug. 29 at the age of 80. He was born on Dec. 20, 1926, the only child of Albert and Zoe Harp, owners of Harp's Old Time Grocery, Eureka Springs' oldest store. "He came from good people, with good roots," said Bank of Eureka Springs president John Cross...