ROGERS -- Sandy Rader, 53, of Rogers died March 29, 2003, at her home. She was born Sept. 29, 1949, in Jefferson City, Mo., to Samuel Douglas Sr. and Loretta Dresel Douglas. She was a 1968 graduate of Mount St. Mary's High School in Oklahoma City, Okla.. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and sang in the choir and was involved in vacation Bible school. She worked for Grigg Automotive and was a promotional manager for Two Hearts-N-Him music ensemble. She was a homemaker and enjoyed water sports and boating. She moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1988 from Oklahoma City. She was preceded in death by one son, Guy Rader, in 1992.
Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Ken Rader of the home; one daughter, Tammy Rodgers of Rogers; her mother, Loretta Littlefield of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Samuel Douglas Jr. and James Douglas, both of Oklahoma City; one sister, Darlene Garland of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Rogers with the Rev. Gordon Besel officiating.
A second service will be held Saturday at Resthaven Funeral Home in Oklahoma City. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Stockdale Funeral Services in Rogers.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund or the Holy Trinity Care Fund, 1101 W. Hudson Road, Rogers, 72756; the Guy Rader "92" Soccer Fund, c/o Rogers High School, 2300 S. Dixieland Road, Rogers, 72758, or to the American Cancer Society, 3291 S. Thompson St., Suite D104, Springdale, 72764.
Nan B. Findt
GOSHEN -- Nan B. Findt, 78, of Goshen died March 30, 2003, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. Arrangements are pending at Moore's Chapel in Fayetteville.
ROGERS -- Amalia "Mollie" Gillis, 76, of Rogers died March 28, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers. She was born Jan. 23, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., to Friedrich and Sophia Gorr Hoppe. She was employed by Illinois Bell Telephone and later by Marshall Fields, both in Chicago, Ill., in the customer-service department until retiring in 1978. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Rogers and the Quilting Society of the church. Her husband, Robert Allen Gillis, died Jan. 15, 2000.
Survivors include one son, Gary Gillis and wife Becky of Pekin, Ill.; two grandchildren, Jeff Gillis and Katie Gillis, both of Pekin; two sisters, Mickey Lambrecht of Des Plaines, Ill., and Ann Ritter of Carpentersville, Ill.
Private services will be held at Noel-Henderson Funeral Home in Pekin. The Rev. Rodger P. Abatie will officiate.
Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
A memorial service will be held later in Rogers.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1101 W. Hudson Road, Rogers.
Vance O. Ogden
WITTER -- Vance Orbin Ogden, 86, of Witter died March 29, 2003, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born Aug. 1, 1916, in Witter to Walter Lee and Sarah Eliminea Seals Ogden. He was a retired heavy-equipment operator for the Madison County Road and Bridge Department. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Darrell Rogers.
Survivors include his wife, Virgie Bryant Ogden of the home, whom he married Feb. 28, 1939; one son, Kenneth E. Ogden and wife Norma of Witter; one daughter, Doris June Rogers and husband Paul of Japton; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Brashears Funeral Home in Huntsville with the Rev. Doyle Baker officiating.
Burial will be in Ogden Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jim Maurice, Jerry Ogden, Leo McCurter, Lloyd Haught, Simon Keck and James Ferguson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Brown, Chester Harwood, Hoy Haught, Elmer Jordan, Leon Patrick, Jimmy McBroom, grandsons, great-grandsons and nephews.
LOS LUNAS, N.M. -- Marietta Head Wilson Schandl of Los Lunas died March 29, 2003. She was born in 1919 in Sonora to Dallas and Ola May Stobaugh Head. She was a Christian. She was a former resident of Whittier, Calif., and she enjoyed visiting in Arkansas with family and friends. Her late grandparents, Harvey Mills Head and Nora Belle Kennan Head, were residents of Sonora.
Survivors include her husband, Emil of the home; one brother, Hurley Max Head of Coleville, Calif.; one son, Robert William Wilson Jr. of Brea, Calif.; one daughter, Betty Ann Wilson Older of Victorville, Calif.; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.
Private memorial services were held at her home in Los Lunas.
John J. Steinocher
ROGERS -- John J. Steinocher, 84, of Rogers died March 30, 2003, at his home. He was born Nov. 29, 1918, in Moulton, Texas, to Vaclav John and Anna Marie Tousek Steinocher. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was an engineering lab technician for Rockwell International for 31 years. He moved to Rogers in 1984 from Marion, Iowa. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Marion and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He enjoyed electronics, working on clocks and gardening. He married Dorothy Longerbeam on Aug. 25, 1947.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; four sons, Tom Steinocher and wife Janet of Frisco, Texas, Jim Steinocher of Austin, Texas, Dave Steinocher of Grass Lake, Mich., and Rick Steinocher of Euless, Texas; two daughters, Linda Sue Mixson and husband Carroll of Austin and Lisa Ann Becker and husband Terry of Rogers; one brother, Charles Steinocher of Coupland, Texas; three sisters, Stella Nelson, Anne Steinocher and Mary Steinocher, all of Austin; 10 grandchildren.
There will be a gathering of friends for a rosary from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Callison-Lough Funeral Service in Rogers.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Rogers with Monsignor Richard Oswald officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Murdoch Funeral Home in Marion.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, 1200 W. Walnut St., Rogers, 72756.
Opal I. Jones
HUNTSVILLE -- Opal Inez Baker Jones, 89, of Huntsville died March 31, 2003, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. She was born July 10, 1913, in Wesley to Willis Bedford and Fronia Elizabeth Eubanks McCarver. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Huntsville. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charley Baker and Clell Jones, and by one grandson, Brad Baker.
Survivors include one son, Charles "Sonny" Baker and wife Phyllis of Springdale; one daughter, Jo Ann Dennis and husband L.D. of Huntsville; one granddaughter, Roberta Gonzalez of Springdale; one stepgrandson, Orville Jones of Claude, Texas; one stepgranddaughter, Perdetta Jones Mattox of New Boston, Texas; two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brashears Funeral Home in Huntsville with the Rev. Brad McMath and the Rev. Alex Foster officiating. Burial will be in Huntsville Cemetery.
Mary E. Parsons
SPRINGDALE -- Mary Evelyn Parsons, 79, of Springdale died March 31, 2003, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. She was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Springdale to Don F. and Myrl P. Robb Harp. She was a homemaker and a member of the Evergreen Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jody S. Parsons, in 1993 and one son, Joe Bob Parsons.
Survivors include one son, Ralph Parsons of Springdale; two brothers, Kenneth Harp and Keith Harp, both of Springdale; one sister, Virginia M. Combs of Fayetteville; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sisco Chapel in Springdale. Burial will be in Sonora Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.