Virginia Mercedes Howell
Virginia Mercedes Howell, 90, of Bella Vista, Ark., Dec. 29, 2004, at her home. She was born Aug. 20, 1914, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Edward Marvin Logsdon and Lois Bruckner Logsdon.
She moved to Bella Vista on Dec. 31, 1978, from Fort Scott, Kan. She was a member of the Bella Vista Community Church. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed reading.
She was preceded in death by an infant twin daughter, Linda Lou Howell; a sister, Doris Roderick; and a son-in-law, Horace Hughes.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest E. "Ernie" Howell; a daughter, Sandra "Sandy" Hughes of Dallas, Texas; a grandson, Bryan Hughes and his wife Crissy Hughes of Grapevine, Texas; a granddaughter, Susan M. Hughes of Marion, Md.; and a great-grandson, Nathaniel Hughes of Grapevine.
A memorial service was held Jan. 3 at the Bella Vista Community Church with the Rev. Richard Lindman.
Graveside services were held Jan. 4 at the Fort Scott National Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kan.
Arrangements were by the Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., Bella Vista, Ark. 72714; or to the Bella Vista Public Library, 11 Dickens Place, Bella Vista, Ark. 72714.
Myra Katherine 'Kay' Jebousek
Myra Katherine "Kay" Jebousek, 84, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Dec. 31, 2004, at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County in Bentonville, Ark. She was born Sept. 7, 1920, in Keosauqua, Iowa, to Hugh Del Barnett and Caroline Weisgerber Barnett.
She was preceded in death by a half brother, Lewis Duckworth; and a son-in-law.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Edward "Ed" Jebousek; two daughters, Carol Marchese of Castle Rock, Colo., and Nyla Lynn Jebousek of Newport, Ore.; a sister, Jean Moorhead of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and four grandchildren, Andrew Mayer of the Hospital Corps of the U.S. Army stationed in Korea, Scott Bolt and Joel Bolt, both of Denver, Colo., and Amy Schmidt of Imperial Beach, Calif.
Funeral services were held Jan. 4 at the Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Michael Callahan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Robert Jay Johnson
Robert Jay Johnson, 85, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Dec. 23, 2004, at Concordia Care Center in Bella Vista. He was born Jan. 7, 1919, in Glen Elder, Kan., to Jay F. Johnson and Gladys Greenwood Johnson.
He married Mildred Josephine Poore on Feb. 5, 1945, in Reno, Nev. The couple moved to Bella Vista in 1988 from Jewell, Kan. He was a life member of the American Legion, a past master and 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a life member of the Isis Shrine.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Josephine Poore Johnson, on Dec. 19, 2002.
Survivors include a brother, Richard L. Johnson of Mesa, Ariz.; a cousin, Herb Glidden of Bella Vista; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Beloit, Kan.
Arrangements are by the Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory.
She was raised and educated in Iowa. She married Ferris L. Malcolm on Sept. 3, 1939, in Gilmore City, Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa). She taught school for one year in Armstrong, Iowa, and for 29 years in Gilmore City. She lived in Bragate, Iowa, from 1925 to 1939. She and her husband lived in Gilmore City from 1939 until retiring and moving to Bella Vista in 1978. She moved to Hudson in 2001.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferris Malcolm, in 1985.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Doug Malcolm and Sherry Malcolm of Hudson, and Kirk Malcolm and Rae Malcolm of Deerfield, Ill.; a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia Hemerson and Don Hemerson of Sheldon, Iowa; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Burial was Jan. 3 at the Bella Vista Cemetery.
Funeral services were held Jan. 3 at the Bella Vista Community Church with the Rev. Richard Lindman.
Theodore Roosevelt Nelson
Theodore Roosevelt Nelson, 99, of Hiwasse, Ark., died Jan. 1, 2005, in Bentonville, Ark. He was born July 6, 1905, in Freemont, Neb., to John S. Nelson and Aletha Nelson.
He married Olga Brunsch on Oct. 17, 1932, in Rapid City, S.D. They moved to northwest Arkansas from Rapid City in 1980. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church. He enjoyed ranching and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his wife, a brother and four sisters.
Funeral services were held Jan. 4 at Bella Vista Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Bella Vista Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bella Vista Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Callison-Lough Funeral Service in Bentonville.
Katie Lou Paul
Katie Lou Paul, 72, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Jan. 1, 2005, at the Northwest Medical Center of Benton County in Bentonville, Ark. She was born Sept. 20, 1932, in Humphrey, Ark., to Raymond Smith and Mary Inez Taylor Smith.
She married Wallace Earl Paul on Jan. 18, 1954, in Little Rock, Ark. She was employed as a telephone operator and secretary for South Central Bell. They moved to Bella Vista from Bossier City, La., in 1978. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Farmington, Ark. She loved crafts, making decals, coasters and pot holders.
She was preceded in death by a brother.
Survivors include her husband, Wallace E. "Wally" Paul of Bella Vista; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Donald James Paul and Terri Paul of Rogers, Ark., and William Earl Paul of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Ronnie Pledger and Cherie Pledger and Patrick Pledger, all of Monroe, Ark.; and four grandchildren, John Michael Paul, Stephen Paul, Zachary Paul and Gabriel Paul.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 5, at the Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Pickard and Dwight Gonzales officiating. Burial will be in the Bella Vista Cemetery.
Anna B. Rehn
Anna B. Rehn, 101, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Dec. 24, 2004, at Bentonville Manor in Bentonville, Ark. She was born Feb. 2, 1903, in Obersasbach, Germany, to Ignatz Niedermeier and Sofie Niedermeier.
She came to the United States in 1926 and lived in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee and Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Rehn; and two sisters and three brothers.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn Schmid and Herbert Schmid of Bella Vista; a grandson, Richard Schmid and his wife Charlotte Schmid of Marietta, Ga.; a granddaughter, Debbie Shane and her husband Michael Shane of Papilion, Neb.; four great-grandchildren: Jeremy, Ryan, Jennifer and Courtney; three great-great-grandchildren, Morgan, Bailey and Avery; and several nieces and nephews in New Jersey and Germany.
No services are planned.
Arrangements are by the Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory.
Memorials may be made to the Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, Ark. 72715.