Margaret Ellen Morton Egbert
Margaret Ellen Morton Egbert, 88, of Bella Vista, Ark., died April 7, 2005.
She was born Jan. 13, 1917, in East St. Louis, Ill., to Benjamin David and Ethel Phillips Morton.
She and her husband retired to Bella Vista in 1973. They joined the St. Theodore's Episcopal Church where Margaret was active in the Alter Guild. Margaret was a Helping Hands volunteer, an avid golfer and a persistent bridge player.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul M. Egbert Sr., and a sister, Martha Mae Ludwig.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Paul "Jay" M. Egbert, Jr. and Patty Egbert of Kearney, Neb.; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou Hager and Richard Hager of Katy, Texas; and three grandsons, Zachary G. Egbert, Benjamin Richard and Christopher Paul Hager.
A memorial service was held April 12 in St. Theodore's Episcopal Church.
Memorials can be made to St. Theodore's Episcopal Church, 1001 Kingsland Road, Bella Vista, AR 72714; or the Bella Vista Memory Garden, in care of Wanda Schrader, #2 Lois Lane, Bella Vista, AR 72715; or Concordia Care Center, # 7 Professional Drive, Bella Vista, AR 72714.
Hubert Reginald Hart Jr.
Hubert Reginald Hart Jr., 50, of Bryan, Texas, formerly of Springdale, Ark., died April 2, 2005, in Bryan from injuries received in an auto accident. He was born May 2, 1954, in Amarillo, Texas, to Hubert Reginald Hart Sr. and Martha Wynelle Adams Hart.
He traveled with his family and had lived in Amarillo, Tucumcari, N.M., Springdale, Ark., and later in Bryan. He attended Caprock High School in Amarillo.
He was a welder and later specialized in air-conditioning and apartment-complex maintenance. He was a certified HVAC specialist.
Survivors include a son, Reginald Scott Hart, serving in Iraq; a daughter, Chanda Hart of Indiana; two brothers, Nolen Darrell Hart of Garfield, Ark., and Kenneth Dean Hart of Bella Vista, Ark.; eight sisters, Charlotte Losey and Geneva Borum, both of Rogers, Ark., Connie Furgerson of Canyon, Texas, Marion Peralez, Cheryl Encina and Margaret Hart all of Amarillo, Texas, and Jeannie Eslinger and Linda Vaughn, both of Orange Grove, Texas; two uncles, Lawrence Adams of Sun City West, Ariz., and Alan Adams of Lawton, Okla.; and two aunts, Eloise Kizer of Hollis, Okla., and Ganola Adams of Bryan.
Graveside funeral services were held April 8 at the Letitia Cemetery, east of Lawton, Okla., with Jim Antwine.
Arrangements were by Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes, Wichita Mountain Division, 1511 West Gore Blvd., Lawton, OK 73501.
Harold Hultman, 87, of Bella Vista, Ark., died April 3, 2005, at Northwest Medical Center of Washington County in Springdale, Ark. He was born Nov. 22, 1917, in Burt County, Neb., to Frank E. Hultman and Cynthia Borg Hultman.
He won the 2002 Alumni Achievement Award from Wayne State Teachers College. He was a charter member and president of the Lions Club in Millard, Neb. He was grand master of the Masons in Nebraska and was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge.
He moved to Bella Vista in 1988 from Omaha. He was a member of Bella Vista Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf.
He is preceded in death by two brothers, Merle Hultman and Gail Hultman; and a sister, Fern Little.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Hultman; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven Hultman and Mary Anne Kuhr of Crescent, Iowa, and Todd Hultman and Sally Hultman of Omaha, Neb.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Janelle Hultman of Phoenix and Julie Goodley and Charles Goodley of Gilroy, Calif.; a sister and brother-in-law, Rae Loisel and John Loisel of Richardson, Texas; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held April 7 at Bella Vista Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael McCauley.
Burial was April 8 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Omaha, Neb., with arrangements by Kahler-Dolce Funeral Home of Papillion, Neb.
Local arrangements were by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bella Vista Baptist Church, 50 E. Lancashire Blvd., Bella Vista AR 72714; to the FlyTyers Club, in care of David Anderson, 10 Stirling Place, Bella Vista AR 72715; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Gary Lee McNair
He was an employee of the University of Arkansas Physical Plant. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Springdale, Ark.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kristy Marlene McNair.
Survivors include two daughters, April Dawn McNair of Rogers, Ark., and Marcie Michelle McNair of Fayetteville, Ark.; two brothers, Boyd L. McNair of Watts, Okla., and Kenneth W. McNair of Rogers; two sisters, Gayle E. Deason of Cleburn, Texas, and Joyce K. Bolton of Spring Valley, Ark.; two grandchildren, Marylou Starr Engler and Mya Dalton; his former wife, Wanda June Goett of Fayetteville; a son-in-law, Dustin Engler of Fayetteville; a daughter-in-law, Stacy Burleson of Rogers; a niece; five nephews; three great-nieces; three great-nephews; and his caregivers.
Graveside funeral services were held April 9 at the Elm Springs Cemetery in Elm Springs, Ark., with Charlie Foster.
Arrangements were by Moore's Chapel of Fayetteville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the memorial account for Gary Lee McNair, in care of Arvest Bank, 1947 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72703, account No. 29053818.
Bonnie L. Rystrom
Bonnie L. Rystrom, 73, of Bentonville, Ark., died April 4, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers. She was born July 6, 1931, in Hiwasse, Ark., to Olin "Jumper" Nichols and Hallie Lynn Nichols.
She was raised and educated in Hiwasse. She married Donald Rystrom on Feb. 25, 1967. She enjoyed her farm and her dogs, especially "Bubba."
She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Agnes Nichols; and two brothers, Leon Nichols and Robert Samuel Nichols.
Funeral services were held April 7 at Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Pamela Cicione.
Burial was at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Hiwasse, Ark.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, South Central Region, 4425 W. Airport Freeway, Suite 130, Irving, TX 75062; or to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601-1653.
William Howard Skeens
William Howard Skeens, 82, of Bella Vista, Ark., died April 5, 2005, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. He was born Aug. 6, 1922, in Richland, Kan., to Lon Skeens and Alta Conine Skeens.
He was a World War II veteran. He retired from Armco Steel in 1982. He was an active member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Bella Vista and the Bella Vista Arts and Crafts Club.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Skeens and Lon Skeens; and a sister, Nellie Caloway.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Shirley Skeens; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert Skeens, Michael Skeens and Cheryl Skeens, and Barry Skeens and Becky Skeens; a daughter, Peggy West; two brothers, Darrel Skeens and Roger Skeens; 10 grandchildren, Paula Hoaglan, Edward Wade, Jennifer Keen, Terry Wade, Brenda West, Brooke West, Eric Skeens, Sheri Harris, Patrick Skeens and Bradley Skeens; and seven great-grandchildren, Ryan Hoaglan, Matthew Hoaglan, Andrew Hoaglan, William Keen, Cheyenne Keen, Brandy Brooks and Jakob Harris.
Arrangements were by Langsford Funeral Home of Lee's Summit.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1013, Columbia, MO 65205-1013.