Kennedy Kathleen Reynolds
Kennedy Kathleen Reynolds, 3, of Ellisville, Miss., formerly of Bentonville, Ark., died Dec. 28, 2004, at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel, Miss. She was born Dec. 23, 2001, in Johnson, Ark., to Ken Reynolds and Jeanne Reynolds.
Survivors include her parents; her grandparents, Bobby and Frances Reynolds of Ellisville, and Bill and Janice Hawkins of Bella Vista, Ark.; her great-grandparents, Homer and Dortha Wade of Quitman, Ark.; a brother, Parker Riley Reynolds of Ellisville; two sisters, Samantha Alvena Ballard of Arkansas and Britany Allison Reynolds of Ellisville; her aunts and uncles, Kevin and Regina Reynolds of Bentonville, Ark., and Will and Michelle Hawkins of Navarre, Fla.; and four cousins, Amber Reynolds, Ariel Reynolds, Katelyn Hawkins and Rachel Hawkins.
Funeral services were held Dec. 31 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial was at the Ellisville Cemetery
James Roland Thompson
James Roland Thompson, 74, of Bella Vista died Nov. 14 in Bella Vista. He was born on March 13, 1930 in Mahia, Texas to James and Louise Thompson.
He was a graduate of Texas A & M, class of 1952. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army, Navy and Texas National Guard. He was a member of Park Place Masonic Lodge. He was a member of Park Place Methodist Church in Houston, Texas
He was preceded in death by his parents, James M. and Louise Thompson and wife, Theresa B. Thompson.
He is survived by son, Paul A. Thompson of Bella Vista; daughter Marilyn K. Black and husband Gary of Bella Vista, daughter Kathleen R. Goins and husband David of Kansas City, Mo.; son Walter J. Thompson and wife Karen of Montgomery, Texas; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Nov. 20 at the College Station Cemetery in College Station, Texas. Arrangements were by the Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista.
Memorials may be made to Life Styles Inc., P.O. Box 1114, Fayetteville, Ark.
Bessie Mae Bakken
Bessie Mae Bakken, 90, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at a local nursing home. She was born April 16, 1914, in Campti, La., the daughter of Arthur McCoy and Mamie Lewter McCoy.
She was an underwriter for St. Paul Insurance Company. She was a member of the Christian Church in Bella Vista.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Stanley Bakken.
Survivors include her niece, Joy Courtney of Houston, Texas.
Internment will be in the Silent Hill Cemetery in Westfield, N.D.
Marvin Arthur Gahr
Marvin Arthur Gahr, 76, of Bella Vista, Ark. died Nov. 18 at his home in Bella Vista. He was born on May 30, 1928 in rural Milbank, S. D. to Arthur Gahr and Auguste (Herring) Gahr.
Marvin graduated from Milbank High School. He was united in marriage with Lorraine R. Ferber, the daughter of Hugo and Tena (Schoon) Ferber, at Corona, S. D. on Sept. 17, 1950. After farming for a few years, he spent some time in United States Marine Corp, then went on to receive a BS Degree at South Dakota State University. He was Branch Manager/Director of Farm Credit System for 30 years. He and his wife, Lorraine, moved to Bella Vista in December 1995 from Lindstrom, Minn. He was a member of the Bella Vista Lutheran Church; a lifelong member of various choir groups and member of the Bella Vista Men's Golf Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Otto Gahr.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine R. Gahr of Bella Vista; two sons, Brian Gahr and wife, Debra of Ft. Smith, Ark. and John Gahr and wife, Rita of Eagan, Minn.; one daughter, Pamela Gahr Biladeau and husband, Cory of Roseville, Minn.; a foster daughter, Susan Mundt of Utica, Minn.; two sisters, Verna Rush and Reva Gahr, both of Lakewood, Calif.; five grandchildren -- Jennifer, Rebecca, Samuel, Gregory and Eric; also many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 610 East Emma, Springdale, Ark. 72764 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Dorothy J. Mortensen, 4 Kensington Lane, Bella Vista, Ark.
Rose Parsons, 99, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Bella Vista, died Nov. 14 in Dallas. She was born Aug. 24, 1905 in Stone City, Kan., and was married to Fred Parsons on Dec. 5, 1937 in Kansas City, Mo.
Rose and Fred Parsons moved to Bella Vista from Kansas City, Mo. in 1975 and lived there until Fred's death in 1995. She moved to Dallas, Texas, in 1997 to be near her daughter, Carol. She was a member of the Bella Vista Community Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Carol Meier of Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren, Danny Counts and Tammy Esquivel; three great-grandchildren, Justine Esquivel, Daniel Esquivel and Eric Esquivel.
A funeral service was held Nov. 19 at the Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista with Pastor Richard Lindeman officating. Burial was in the Bella Vista Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd, Bella Vista, Ark. 72715.
Mary Jane Paukert
Mary Jane Paukert, 81, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004. She was born Dec. 27, 1922, in St. Paul, MN., to John Johnson and Agnes Johnson.
She married William Paukert on Aug. 23, 1947 in St. Paul and enjoyed traveling, golf and bridge. She lived in Beloit, Wisc., for 37 years before retiring in Bella Vista.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William Paukert.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Dennis and Diana Paukert of Janesville, Wisc., and Larry Paukert of Beloit, Wisc.; three daughters and one son-in-law, Sharon Paukert of Madison, Wisc., Kathleen Paukert of Largo, Fla., and Nancy and Wayne Lembke of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and her grandchildren.
Memorial mass was held Nov. 23 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Bella Vista.
Memorials may be made to Don and Marilyn Anderson Hospice Care Center 5395 East Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711 or to the South Central Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimers Association.
Arrangements are by Gunderson East Funeral Home, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, WI.
Mabel Luella Setser
Mabel Luella Setser, 86, of Elm Springs, Ark., died Nov. 15 at her home. She was born June 26, 1918, in Strickler, Ark., to Henry Robey Cantrell and Mollie Sharp Cantrell.
She lived most of her life in Benton County, Ark., and was a longtime employee of Allen Canning Co. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Springdale, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ralph Setser, in 1997; a son, Donald Eugene Setser; a daughter, Mary Anna Monk; and a son-in-law, Irving Monk.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Howard Setser and Dorothy Setser of Bakersfield, Calif., and Bill Setser and Sherry Setser of Springdale, Ark.; five daughters and sons-in-law, Oleta McGarrah and Harlow McGarrah of Siloam Springs, Ark., Leatha Mae Robertson and Tommy Robertson of Bella Vista, Roberta Fisher and Don Fisher of Robins, Iowa, and Charlene Edwards and Ralph Edwards, and Linda Price and Sam Price, all of Springdale; a brother and sister-in-law, Cecil Cantrell and Mary Jane Cantrell of West Fork, Ark.; a cousin, Linda Flagg of St. Charles, Mo.; 25 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Nov. 18 at the Wasson Memorial Chapel with Pastor Charlie Foster.
Burial was at the Falling Springs Cemetery near Decatur, Ark.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice.