Obituaries from March 2012
Gary Guerrini, June 8, 1948 -- March 19, 2012
Gary Guerrini, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born June 8, 1948 in Chicago, Ill., a son of Joseph and Merle (Brosprom) Guerrini. He departed this life March 19, in Eureka Springs. He was 63. Gary was the former president of the Musician Union of NW Indiana and played with the Jack Mitchell Band, Berryville Community Band, Bella Vista Band, Terry Band, and several others. He worked as an Electrical Engineer for Steel Co. for many years...
Bob Torchia, July 11, 1938 -- March 19, 2012
Bob Torchia departed this life on Earth March 19, 2012. Born July 11, 1938 to Frank and Dorothy Torchia in Oswego, Kan., they named him Robert Dale Torchia. Friends and family have so often commented that Bob Torchia had a beautiful smile and a kind soul. He wanted to help people and would give to anyone. A letter from a friend is such a testament to Bob Torchia's character...
Walter Roberts Swindells, Nov. 2, 1919 -- March 23, 2012
Walter Roberts Swindells, 92, who came to Eureka Springs in 1972 from Florida "by way of New York, Texas, and California," sometime managing editor of The Anglican Digest (1974-1981) and founding editor (Old Stubby Fingers) of the Anglican News Exchange (1978-1985), died March 23...
Ralph J. Pruente, March 22, 2012
Ralph J. Pruente, Sr., 84, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died peacefully at his home in Eureka Springs, Ark., Thursday, March 22. Funeral service and burial were at Floral Hills Cemetery in Kansas City. Ralph is survived by his wife, Frances Pruente, 10 children, 26 grand-children, and 28 great-grandchildren...
In Memoriam: Ross Ashley
Please join us in celebrating the life of Ross Ashley. His friends and family are gathering at Sadie's Barn from 4 -- 9 p.m. for pot luck dinner on Saturday, March 31, to reminisce and share our love of Ross with each other. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments. Look for the big red barn on the left exactly five miles down Rock House Road from US 62E, just past the Dinner Bell Ranch. Flashlight suggested. Call Deb Lewis for information (479) 253-7517...
Marjorie Ridenour - March 22, 1914 -- March 12, 2012
March 22, 1914 -- March 12, 2012 Marjorie Ridenour, the founding "Queen Mother" of Eureka Springs Red Hat Society died Monday morning, March 12, peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. She was born March 22, 1914 to Ethyl Louise Jack and William Arthur Mitchell, owners of the only dairy in Kirksville, Mo. She graduated from Kirksville High School and attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo...
Paul L. Schuster, June 14, 1920 -- March 2, 2012
Paul L. Schuster, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born June 14, 1920 in Altoona, Penn., a son of Conrad and Rose Irene (Wike) Schuster. He departed this life Friday, March 2, 2012 in Fayetteville, at the age of 91. Paul worked as a driver transporter for Warner Brothers Studios. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II...