Wednesday, January 9, 2008

John Slane ~ July 16, 1949 -- Dec. 23, 2007

  John P. Slane, 58, of Eureka Springs and Peoria, Ill. died Dec. 23 in Peoria.

  He was born July 16, 1949 in Peoria to Henry P. and Jean (Chiles) Slane. He married the former Ann Marie Svendsen on June 22, 2004 in Eureka Springs. She survives him of the home.

  He is also survived by a daughter, Alexandria Jean Slane of Peoria; a sister, Jean (Edward) Stealy of Geneva, Ill.; a brother, Henry P. (Roxan) Slane of Santa Fe, N.M.; and another sister, Barbara (Brad) Bacon of Versailles, Ky.

  He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

  He was a real estate developer.

  There will be no visitation or funeral services. Cremation rights have been accorded and will be managed through the Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home.

  Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association. On-line condolences may be left for the family at

Lawrence Augustus Marler Jr. ~ June 19, 1924 -- Dec. 31, 2007

  Lawrence Augustus Marler Jr., a resident of Eureka Springs, was born June 19, 1924 in Greenville, Miss., a son of Lawrence A., Sr. and Florence B. (Smith) Marler. He died on Monday, Dec. 31 in Eureka Springs at the age of 83.

  Marler was of the United Methodist faith. He was a member of the American Legion and also enjoyed fishing.

  He is survived by two sons, Thomas Marler and wife Patty of Memphis, Tenn. and Jamer Marler and wife Tina of River Pines, Calif.; three grandchildren, Pamela Ann Matsunga and Rory Marler of Calif. and Crystal and husband Douglas Gunnels of Rogers; 10 great-grandchildren; two nieces, Carolyn Marler Mayer of Houston, Texas and Mary Hilan Marler Irby of Richardson, Texas; and a host of friends.

  On December 30, 1944, Marler married Edna Christine Duke who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Truman Marler and two grandchildren, Thomas Duke Marler. Jr. and Cassandra Marler.

  A graveside service was held on Friday, Jan. 4 at Eureka Springs Cemetery with Rev. Stan Adams officiating. Interment followed in the Eureka Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service.

  Memorial donations may be made to the family at First United Methodist Church of Eureka Springs Building Fund, 195 Huntsville Rd., Eureka Springs, AR 72632. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at

William C. Obermoeller ~ Dec. 22, 2007

  William C. Obermoeller, a resident of Eureka Springs, died Dec. 22 at the age of 75.

  He is survived by three sons, William, Robert (Karin), and Scott; two grandchildren, Justin and Jake; brother to Janet Sheldon; brother-in-law; uncle; and cousin -- he was a friend to many.

  He was preceded in death by his parents Erma (Lippert) Obermoeller and William C. Obermoeller, I. He graduated from Webster Groves High School and Washington University with a Ph.D. He was a physics professor at both St. Louis University and Parks College in Missouri where he was known as "Physics Bill."

  He worked for years on the aerospace program at McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Mo.

  Bill was an environmentalist and enjoyed fishing, camping and canoeing with family and friends. He took his sons and grandsons on many float and camping trips on area lakes and rivers.

  He also loved to travel. He traveled the country in his trusty VW bus with his Great Dane, Beckett. Bill was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, never missing a baseball game on the radio. He also was an expert poker player, having played all over the country.

  Bill had a very large extended family in Eureka Springs who he talked about often and meant the world to him.

  Services were held at Gerber Chapel in Webster Groves, Mo. on Dec. 27 with interment at Ressurection Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.

  Memorial Services will be held at the Grand Central Hotel in Eureka Springs on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m.