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Obituaries from February 2009

Margaret Bingham Keith, July 11, 1938 -- Feb. 16, 2009 (02/26/09)
Margaret Bingham Keith, age 70, died at home on Feb. 16. She was born July 11, 1938, in Wichita, Kan., the sixth of 13 children of Bessie and Walter Marion Bingham. Margaret grew up in Kansas and Arkansas, where she attended school and graduated from Leon High School in Leon, Kan. in 1957...
William Jacob Barner, Jan. 3, 1921 -- Dec. 5, 2008 (02/26/09)
William Jacob Barner, 87, of Rogers, died Dec. 5 in Rogers. He was born Jan. 3, 1921 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to William Barner and Helen Scharra Barner. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a telephone advertising manager in Dallas, Texas. After numerous visits to Eureka Springs, he moved to Eureka in the early 1970s and renovated and expanded a house on Pine St...
Zelda Mae Shelton Woolery (02/18/09)
Zelda Mae Shelton Woolery, 97, wife of the late Richard Woolery of Charleston, S.C., died on Feb. 8. Mrs. Woolery was born Nov. 20, 1911 in Butler, Mo., daughter of the late A.J. Shelton and Pearl Alice Voris McElroy Shelton Kennedy. Mrs. Woolery and her husband owned and operated a hardware and gift store in Eureka Springs before enjoying a long and happy retirement riding horses, playing cards, fishing and entertaining friends...
Kenneth L. Stahly (02/18/09)
Kenneth L. Stahly, age 80, of Shell Knob, Mo., died on Jan. 18 at the Red Rose Inn in Cassville, Mo. He was born on April 17, 1928 in Gridley, Ill. to the late Clyde and Lucille Stahly. In 1948 he joined the Air Force for 14 years. During the Korean War he served in the Philippines. ...
Charles Parker (02/18/09)
Charles Parker, 82, of Eureka Springs, died peacefully surrounded by family, on Thursday, Feb. 12 at his home. Charlie was born March 27, 1926 in Sparkman, the son of Hillard and Verda (Borland) Parker. Charlie, a member of the Church of the Nazarene, was in management with Southwestern Bell and AT&T where he worked for 44 years. He served in the United States Navy during WW II...
William "Bill" Roy Godfrey (02/18/09)
William "Bill" Roy Godfrey, beloved husband of 60 years to his wife Judy Beth, serenely passed away surrounded by his family at his home on Feb. 12. Bill was an amazing father to his daughter Peggy Pot and her husband Martin, and daughters Katherine and Sarah Godfrey. ...
Violet Josephine Catron (02/18/09)
Violet Josephine Catron, a resident of Berryville, was born March 25, 1923 in Carroll County, a daughter of Frank and Fannie (Gunnels) Robinson. She died Jan. 24 in Berryville at the age of 85. Ms. Catron was a member of the Faith Christian Family Church in Eureka Springs. She loved to trout fish on the White River...
Richard A. Walsh (02/11/09)
Richard A. Walsh a resident of Eureka Springs, was born April 3, 1915 in Chicago, Ill., a son of John and Cecelia (Kluth) Walsh. He died Feb. 3 in Eureka Springs at the age of 93. Mr. Walsh was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of the American Legion and V.F.W...
Bob Muhm (02/11/09)
Bob Muhm, of Torrington, Wyo., died in his home on Dec. 19, 2008. Bob was born Nov. 4, 1914, in Neligh, Neb., to John and Jennie Verduin Muhm. In 1925, he came with his family to Torrington, where he received his education. Upon graduation from high school, he joined the Navy and served during World War II. After three years, he received an emergency discharge to come home to help his mother care for his sister and brothers...
Euleta Sue Harris (02/11/09)
Euleta Sue Harris, a resident of Berryville, was born Oct. 18, 1931 in Green Forest, a daughter of Hugh Dudley and Beulah Avis (Farmer) Monger. She died on Jan. 29 in Berryville at the age of 77. Euletta was a member of the Valley View Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was very active in church work. She worked as a commercial representative for Alltel for 19 years...
Dorothea Hency (02/11/09)
Dorothena Hency, a resident of Berryville, was born Dec. 20, 1924 in Eureka Springs, a daughter of Hal Charles and Elsie Grace (Johnson) Worley. She died on Jan. 25, 2009 at the age of 84. Dorothena was a homemaker and a member of First Assembly of God Church in Green Forest. She will be fondly remembered as a wonderful wife and mother, and for the encouragement she provided to many through her ministry of handwritten prayers, notes, cards, gifts and flowers...
Phyllis Lee Hammerbacker (Hardy) (02/11/09)
In loving memory of Phyllis Lee Hammerbacker (Hardy) born Jan. 11, 1927 in Eureka Springs. She died Jan. 19, 2009, in Issaquah, Wash. at the age of 82. She is survived by a daughter, Janis L. Wiseman of Issaquah, Wash.; grandchildren Ray R. Wiseman, Yakima, Wash., P. ...
Elwyn Munsell Frost (02/11/09)
Elwyn Munsell Frost, a resident of Green Forest, was born Jan. 8, 1914 in Rollington County, Va., a son of Orla and Cora (Lewis) Frost. He died Jan. 26, 2009 in Berryville at the age of 95. He is survived by his second wife, Naoma Ruby (Ayers) Frost who survives him of the home. ...
Ronald Gene "Ronnie" Colvin (02/11/09)
Ronald Gene "Ronnie" Colvin, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Sept. 3, 1954 in Berryville, a son of Bobby Gene Colvin and Lloyd and Lois (Miller) Johnson. He died on Sunday, Jan. 25 while on vacation in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, at the age of 54...
Mary Ann Scarrow, Nov. 9, 1938 -- Jan. 24, 2009 (02/05/09)
Mary Ann Scarrow, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Nov. 9, 1938 in Eureka Springs, a daughter of John and Bertha Ethel (Evans) Roberts. She departed this life Jan. 24 in Eureka Springs, at the age of 70. Mary Ann worked for Thurman's Lodge and Apple Blossom Inn for many years as well as several other hotels and restaurants...
William "Bill" Alonzo Estes, Jan. 8, 1924 -- Dec. 25, 2008 (02/05/09)
To all our friends in beautiful Eureka Springs, I want to say "Thank You" for your genuine friendship and care about my dad. "Bill" died peacefully Dec. 25, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nev. while visiting my brother, Jon. He was buried at the National Cemetery in Boulder City, Nev. on Jan. 5 with a beautiful military (Navy) service...
Ruth Fuller Cross, Aug. 7, 1909 -- Jan. 30, 2009 (02/05/09)
Ruth Fuller Cross, the matriarch of the Cross/Fuller family, died Friday, Jan. 30, in Eureka Springs. She was 99. Mrs. Cross was born Ruth Marie Fuller on Aug. 7, 1909, in Eureka Springs, daughter of Claude Albert and May (Obenshain) Fuller. She was born in the Fuller House at 300 Spring St., which was built in 1904 for her father, by his father, Wilmont P. Fuller...
Violet Catron, March 25, 1923 -- Jan. 24, 2009 (02/05/09)
Violet Catron, a resident of Berryville, was born March 25, 1923 in Carroll County, a daughter of Frank and Fannie (Gunnels) Robinson. She died Jan. 24 in Berryville, at the age of 85. Ms. Catron was a member of the Faith Christian Family Church in Eureka Springs. She loved to trout fish on the White River...