Jack Nelson Buchheister
Jack Nelson Buchheister, 86, of Overland Park, Kan., formerly of Bella Vista, Ark., died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 28, 1919, on the family farm northwest of Plainville, Kan., to Henry Buchheister and Sadie Sawyer Buchheister.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945. He married Ione G. Homburg on Jan. 1, 1947, at St. John Lutheran Church in Ellis. He worked in the oil fields of Rooks and Ellis counties, Kan., until 1961. He was employed by the Kansas State University Fort Hays Experiment Station from 1963 to 1983 as an agronomist in the Wheat Department.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Ernest Buchheister, Marcus Buchheister, Lawrence Buchheister, Lee Buchheister, Chester Buchheister, Dale Buchheister and Donald Buchheister; and four sisters, Armenia Buchheister, Lela Pyke, Zilpha Colahan and Veda Bachman.
Survivors include his wife, Ione Buchheister; three children -- twins, a son, William "Bill" Buchheister of Overland Park and a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda "Wendy" Macek and Michael Macek of Overland Park, and a son and daughter-in-law, Philip Buchheister and Toni Buchheister of The Colony, Texas; and four grandchildren, Scott Macek, Brian Macek, Chelsea Buchheister and Cy Buchheister.
Funeral services were held Oct. 21 at St. John Lutheran Church, north of Ellis, Kan., with Pastor Randy Gibbs and Suellen Bahleda.
Arrangements were by Wasinger Funeral Chapel of Ellis.
Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, Ellis, Kan.; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Mona Irene Dickerson
Mona Irene Dickerson, 84, of Bentonville, Ark., died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County in Bentonville.
She was born April 1, 1921, in Ames, Iowa, to John C. Lee and Ida McHone Lee.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald; a daughter-in-law Nancy; and infant daughter, Janet; two sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Dickerson; one daughter and son-in-law, Pat Roe and Larry Roe of Bella Vista, Ark.; four grandchildren, Kurt Dickerson of Phoenix, Ariz., Denise Fowler of Pleasant Hill, Ind., Tracy Roe of Hampshire, Ill., and Tami Windel of Centerton, Ark.; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at Slater Cemetery in Slater, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 320 N. Greenwood Ave., Fort Smith, Ark. 72901.
Arrangements were by Rollins Funeral Home, Rogers, Ark.
Shannon Michell Ellis
Shannon Michell Ellis, 32, of Pineville, Mo., died Oct. 17, 2005, at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County in Bentonville, Ark. She was born March 1, 1973, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Roy Dick and Velda Ruckman Dick.
She was raised in Hutchinson. She moved to Bella Vista, Ark., in 1990. She married Josh Ellis on Dec. 16, 1998, in Neosho, Mo. The couple lived in Gravette, Ark., for several years, then moved to Pineville in 2005. She attended the Wittenburg Church in Pineville.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Mark Allen McQueary, Joshua James Ellis Jr. and Jonathon James Ellis; her maternal grandparents, Mildred and Milton Ruckman, and Calvin Cox; her paternal grandparents, Clarence and Hazel Dick; and her grandmother-in-law, Carol McClary.
Graveside funeral services were held Oct. 20 at the Jane Cemetery in Jane, Mo., with Pastor Jamey Cope.
Pallbearers were Quinton Ellis Jr., Jim Dick, Jason Tracy, John McClary, Jake Dick and Robert Stiles.
Velma K. Goettel
Velma K. Goettel, 87, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Bella Vista, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at University Hospitals in Iowa City, following complications from a fall at her home. She was born May 10, 1918, on the family farm in Harlan County, Neb., to the Rev. F.C. Ebinger and Sophia Wittler Ebinger.
She graduated from Alma (Neb.) High School in 1935 and from Western Union (Westmar) College in 1939 with degrees in speech and music. She taught music and speech in area schools.
She married Lloyd G. Goettel on Sept. 10, 1938, in Des Moines, Iowa.
She was an executive secretary with the Cedar Rapids-Marion Council of Churches, then was a secretary with the Dick Jones Accounting firm. She was also office manager with Drs. Schuller, Stiles and Finn.
She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church and the First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids, where she was an elder. She and her husband lived in Bella Vista, Ark., from 1991 to 2002. She was an elder at the Bella Vista Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Farrington; and two brothers, Irvin Ebinger and Melvin Ebinger.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Goettel; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Bruce Goettel and Sharon Goettel of Virginia Beach, Va., and Dennis Goettel and Karla Goettel, and Steven Goettel, all of Cedar Rapids; a daughter, Susan Goettel of Cedar Rapids; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald Ebinger and Ruth Ebinger of Flagstaff, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Ebinger of Cedar Rapids; four grandchildren, Dan Goettel, Curtis Goettel, Lisa Goettel and Bryan Goettel; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Oct. 21 at the First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids with the Rev. Lorene Wunder and the Rev. Robin Kash.
Private inurnment will be at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.
Arrangements were by Cedar Memorial Funeral Home of Cedar Rapids.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids; to the Community Health Free Clinic, 947 14th Ave. S.E., Cedar Rapids, IA 52401; or to the Linn Community Food Bank at First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids.
Rex Wayne Horner
Rex Wayne Horner, 49, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Oct. 23, 2005, at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County, in Bentonville, Ark. He was born Oct. 27, 1955, in Cassville, Mo., to Wayne R. Horner and Fredalene Cooper Horner.
He was a graduate of Cassville High School in Cassville, Mo. He received a bachelor's degree in fine arts at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo.
He enjoyed painting, photography, arrowhead hunting, canoeing and being outdoors.
He married Joni Young on Dec. 31, 1993, in Eureka Springs, Ark.
He was preceded in death by one niece.
Survivors include his wife, Joni Horner; two daughters, Shelby Horner and Hannah Horner, both of the home; his parents, Wayne and Fredelene Horner of Cassville, Mo.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Teresa Telehany and John Telehany of Painted Post, N.Y., Sheree Brock and Russell Brock of Independence, Mo., and Kelly Barnes and Kent Barnes of Cassville; one niece and three nephews.
Funeral services were held Oct. 26, 2005, at the funeral home with Dr. John Duncan. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Horner Cemetery in Cassville.
Memorials may be sent to a scholarship fund for the children, Shelby Horner and Hannah Horner.
James E. Murray
James E. Murray, 80, of Rogers, Ark., died Oct. 16, 2005, in Rogers. He was born May 29, 1925, in St. Louis, Mo., to John William Thomas Murray and Marie Bertha Dietz Murray.
He was a railroad conductor and switchman for Norfolk and Western Railroad. He served in the U.S. Navy from Feb. 15, 1943, to Dec. 5, 1945. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Moose Lodge. He moved to Bella Vista, Ark., in January 1983 from Bethalto, Ill.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Arlene Murray; two daughters, Janet Snider of Springfield, Mo., and Sandra Tatman of Gibson City, Ill.; a son, Ronald James Murray of Covington, Ga.; a sister, Hallie Brown of St. Louis, Mo.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.