Obituaries from August 2008
Sabina Vernonica Favacho
Sabina Veronica Favacho, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Dec. 28, 1943 in Shanghai, China. She was the daughter of Edward M. and Josephine M. (Visi) Guterres. She died on Sunday, Aug. 17, at her home in Eureka Springs at the age of 64. Mrs. Favacho was a member of the Lay Carmelite Community of St. Anne's in Berryville and the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Eureka Springs...
Martin Shimp, age 90, of Hamilton, Ill., died Aug. 20 in the Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk, Iowa. He was born on Sept. 24, 1917 in Naperville, Ill., the son of Martin Pearce Shimp and Edna Mae Smith. On Feb. 5, 1944 he married Lorayne Beckman. She preceded him in death on Oct. 24, 2006...
Transitions ~ Heidi Christine Meyer, Sept. 28, 1971 - Aug. 15, 2008
Heidi Christine Meyer of Fayetteville was born Sept. 28, 1971 in Battle Creek, Mich., the daughter of Raymond Bottomley and the late Alice Penn Bottomley. A graduate from Eureka Springs High School class of 1989, Heidi obtained her undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Arkansas.
Transition ~ Paul Eddings, Nov. 30, 1964 -- Aug. 10, 2008
This past Sunday, the Creator called Paul Eddings to his ancestors' home behind the stars. Paul was well known for his artistic approach to stone masonry. He worked with Trig Torgerson in creating the beautiful stone wall on Planer Hill. Paul was also well known for his musical abilities. He was a guitar player who was always ready to sit-in with anyone, any time, any place. And lyrically he was always ready with a hook line or a rhyme that worked...
Transition ~ Shirley Ann Barrett-Bieniek, Dec. 29, 1937 -- July 21, 2008
Shirley Ann Barrett-Bieniek was born Dec. 29, 1937 and died July 21 at the age of 70 at her home in Ft. Myers, Fla. She was born and raised in Benton Harbor, Mich. She lived in Chicago for a while where she was an x-ray transcriber for a private hospital. After that, she moved to Eureka Springs...
TRANSITION ~ Robert Lee Ball, July 3, 1935 -- Aug. 8, 2008
Robert Lee Ball, 73, of Eureka Springs, died Aug. 8, 2008 at the Eureka Springs Hospital after a lengthy and valiant battle with cancer. Bob was born on North Main St. in Eureka Springs on July 3, 1935 to Hassan Ball and Clifton Leach Ball. Bob was a lifelong Eurekan and an entrepreneur, owning Safeway Cab and Tour Company as a teenager. Other business ventures included an OTASCO Hardware Store, The Pancakes Place Restaurant, The Adobe House Restaurant and a few years as a real estate agent...
Transition ~ Reba Sue Freeman, April 14, 1925 -- July 29, 2008
Reba Sue Freeman, a long time resident of Eureka Springs, passed away peacefully on July 29 at the Johnson County Nursing Center in Olathe, Kan. Sue was born in Union City Tenn. on April 14, 1925, where she later met and married Bob A Freeman, who preceded her in death. Her son, Larry, also preceded her in death...
Transition ~ Pete Pierce, June 9, 1942 -- July 28, 2008
Pete Pierce, a resident of Holiday Island, was born June 9, 1942 in Oakland, Calif., a son of Charles Milton and Pearl (Cobo) Pierce. He died on Monday, July 28 in Rogers at the age of 66. Mr. Pierce was a retired truck driver. He was also a member of the Holiday Island Elks Lodge #1042...
Transition ~ Virginia Davis, May 13, 1921 -- July 28, 2008
Virginia Davis, 87, of Fayetteville, died July 28 in her home after a brief battle with cancer. She was born May 13, 1921 in Boston, Mass. to Ragnar and Grayce (Wilder) Dalstrom. Later, her family moved to Wilmette, Ill. where she graduated from New Trier High School. In 1942 she married her high school sweetheart, Rowland M. Davis. They raised a family of five children in Glen Ellyn, Ill. where Virginia was active in many community activities...
Transition ~ J.W. Russel "Johnnie" Darity, April 29, 1930 -- July 29, 2008
J.W. Russel "Johnnie" Darity died July 29 at the age of 78. He was the the son of Frank and Ida (Young) Darity and he was born in Eureka Springs on April 29, 1930. He was in the construction business for many years and loved to sing. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Pauline Reynolds and Lorene Bonta...