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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

David Barts, Dec. 20, 1932 -- Feb. 6, 2008

  David Barts, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Dec. 20, 1932, in Berryville, Ill., a son of Elwood and Sophie (Schaefer) Barts. He died Wednesday, Feb. 6 in Springdale at the age of 75.

  Mr. Barts was a veteran, having served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.

  On Sept. 29, 1965, he married Charlotte Chiaurro who survives him of the home. He is also survived by one daughter, Kim and husband Rob Chevez of Reston, Va.; one granddaughter, Isabella Chevez, also of Reston, Va.; one son, Bryan Barts and fiancee Lynn Berry of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Donald Barts and family; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents.

  Memorial services were held on Feb. 9 at Nelson's Chapel of the Springs in Eureka Springs, with father Thomas Arackel officiating under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Ste. 1509, New York, NY 10018, or the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 310, Churchton, MD 20733. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.