Caroline Rose (Homann) King, age 94 of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, passed away March 8, 2014 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, March 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village, Arkansas with Pastor Brian Pummill officiating. Interment will follow in the Memorial Garden located at the Peace Lutheran Church of Cherokee Village, Arkansas. All arrangements are by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Arkansas.
She was born March 29, 1919 in Mattoon, Illinois to Charles and Grace (Young) Homann. She was a housewife until her children were in school then she taught Home Economics and was a water color artist. Caroline was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church of Cherokee Village and the Art Club of Cherokee Village. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, and five sisters. Survivors include her husband Floyd O. King of the home; three sons, John Bruce King and wife Kathy of North Richland Hills, Texas, Jeffrey Lyle King and wife Dixie of Happy Valley, Oregon, and William Walter King of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Carol Ann Carlson of Woodlands, Texas; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Leslie L. Jones, 75, of Mountain Home passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Mountain Home.
He was born November 25, 1938 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Leslie attended Louisiana State University and completed his business management degree at the University of Nebraska. He served six years in the United States Air Force where he was a Captain and a tactical fighter pilot flying the F-100. After leaving the Air Force, he went to work for American Airlines. He spent 32 years with American, which took him to South America and Europe.
He leaves behind his wife, Debbie Love and five wonderful rescue dogs; Maggie, Deva, Roxy, Blossom and Baxter, all who will miss him greatly. A private service will be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he was raised.
Memorials may be made to the Mruk Family Education Center on Aging, 624 Hospital Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653 or the animal charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.
The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.
Micky Diane Hastings, 65, West Plains, Missouri died March 8, 2014 at her home.
A Celebration of Life will be held on March 14, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.
Lee Edward Gustafson was born January 17, 1931 in Mtn View, MO to Henry Axel and Signe Augusta (Forsberg) Gustafson. He went home to be with the Lord March 6, 2014 after a long illness. He was 83 years old.
Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 10 at Yarber Mortuary in Mountain View.
He is survived by his 2 daughters, Debra Gustafson and husband, Steve Lashua, and Janet and husband, Dewayne Woolsey, all of Mtn. View; 2 grandchildren, Curt and Susan Woolsey and Wendy Whippo; and 4 great grandchildren, Anna and Allie Woolsey, and Taylor and Tanna Tate of Mtn View; one sister, Betty Schlueter, Springfield; Two brother-in-laws, Dayne and Ruth Glass, Bentonville, AR, and Dick and Marilyn Glass of Mtn. View.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Marvelene, his wife of 57 years; 4 infant brothers and one older brother, John Gustafson; one infant son; his father and mother-in-law, Marvin and Myrtle Glass; 2 brother-in-laws, Galen Schlueter and Gerald Glass; sister-in-law, Regina Glass, son-in-law, Gary Webb; and nephew Erik Schlueter.
Lee was raised on a farm by his adoring Swedish parents. At a young age, he was already learning his trade. He worked on all the trucks and farm equipment they used.
Lee attended country school and graduated from Mtn. View High School in 1950. Something changed his life forever as a junior in high school. He wanted to meet a young lady. She never noticed him until he pushed her off a sidewalk in town and then helped her back up. She was the one he had been looking for. She invited him to church with her which led to him accepting Jesus several months later. The Lord was evident in his every day life from then on. He was a member of Mtn. View Christian Church.
Lee joined the Army in 1950, but wasn’t able to be in active duty due to a back problem. He was very proud to be an American citizen. He loved his country.
He married Marvelene Glass in October of 1951, and to this union two daughters were born; Debra Lee and Janet Lynn. They also had an infant son that died.
Lee had an auto body repair shop for about 40 years. He enjoyed taking wrecks and making them better than new. He also ran a wrecker service, and spent many long nights out on calls. He served on many projects in Mtn View. He served on Mtn View school board for several years, on senior citizens board, and helped with many community projects. He loved helping at the senior center.
Lee loved life. He loved his family, his church, visiting and playing games, fishing, hunting, traveling. He and Marvelene spent many years on a Honda Goldwing and then in a motorhome.
Lee loved helping others. Whether it was helping stranded motorists, fixing their vehicles, and opening his home to them; taking garden vegetables to friends; gathering bicycles and fixing them to take to children in Mexico, or helping the local boys with their first vehicles, Lee took the time and effort to lend a hand.
If you knew Lee, you knew he loved life. His passing has left us with a hole in our hearts. But we know he is finally at peace.
Steven D. Hartwell, age 68 of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, passed away March 6, 2014 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas.
Memorial Services will be held Friday, March 14, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Tri-County Funeral Home Chapel located in Highland, Arkansas. All arrangements are by Tri-County Funeral Home Chapel of Highland, Arkansas.
He was born May 16, 1945 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin to Bruce and Ruth (Vorpagel) Hartwell. Steven married Jane Schmerling on February 13, 1965 at Elkhorn, Wisconsin. He was a carpenter for 35 years until he retired in June 2005 and then moved to Cherokee Village in August 2005. Steven was past president of Wisconsin Carpenters Locals 836 & 314. He was also president of the Spring River Car Club, member of the Highland Elks, and chairman of the Highland Elks Hoop Shoot. He was a loving husband and father. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, and one sister.
Survivors include his wife Jane Hartwell of the home; two sons, Scott Hartwell of Portage, Wisconsin and William Hartwell and wife Susan of Delavan, Wisconsin; one brother, Lawrence Hartwell of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Ashley, Erika, Megan, and Morgan Hartwell; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Mr. Parmer died at 8:20 a.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014, at West Vue Nursing Center.
He was born August 31, 1924, at Greenwood, Arkansas, to Virgil Willis Parmer and Grace Florence Burton Parmer. On May 24, 1948, he was married at Modesto, California, to Opal Fern Hudson, who preceded him in death on November 15, 2011. Mr. Parmer was a WW II Veteran, having served with the United States Army. He was a farmer and had been a high school groundskeeper at Riverbank, California. Mr. Parmer was a member of the American Legion and loved to play guitar.
He is survived by two children, Patricia Parmer, West Plains, Missouri and Eldon Ray Parmer, State of Alabama; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Curtis Parmer, State of Oregon; two sisters, Ruby Jean Riley, State of California and Prudence Ann Casey, State of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, wife and two brothers, precede him in death.
Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
A memorial service will be held at a later date for Helen Virginia Wood, 78, West Plains, Missouri.
Mrs. Wood died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at West Vue Nursing Center.
She was born March 17, 1935, in Howell County, Missouri, to Esco Green and Emma Hall Green. She was married to Gene Johnson and later married Ray Wood. Mrs. Wood was the owner and operator of Helen’s Hickory House and was the founding member of AmVets Post 98 Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by one son, James Johnson; daughter-in-law, Sherry Johnson; two grandchildren, Brian Johnson, wife Shelly and Brad Johnson; four grandchildren, Briar, Colten, Cass and Camryn; four half-brothers, David Green, Springfield, Missouri, Henry Green, Joe Green and Bill Green, all of West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husbands, two brothers, Ivan and George Green, one sister, Marie Johnson, half-brother Gene Brower, half -sister Sandra Pete and infant half-sister, Evelyn Green and special nephew, Jim Holt, precede her in death.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Funeral services for Hazel Baker, 97, of Tuscumbia, MO and formerly of Couch, will be Saturday, March 8 at 2 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, with Brother Bill Bales officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Thayer of Friday, March 7 from 6-7:30 PM.
Burial will be in the Cave Springs Cemetery near Alton.
Funeral services for Ruby Idleman, 94, of Thayer will be held Friday, March 7 at 11 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Reverend Charles Barnett officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home in Thayer on Friday, March 7 form 10 AM until service time.
Burial will be in the Koshkonong Cemetery.
Funeral services for Marie Burrow, 88, of Channahon, IL and formerly of Thayer, will be held Monday, March 10 at noon at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, with Pastor Abel Perez officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Thayer on Monday, March 10 from 10 AM to service time.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Burrow’s memory may be made to the Thayer First Assembly of God Church, and can be left at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, AR.