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Elda Bo Mae Allen

Elda "Bo" Mae Allen, 92, of Siloam Springs, Ark., died Nov. 3, 2018, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Ark.

She was born on May 3, 1926, in Fordyce, Ark., to Edgar Beverage and Mattie Franklin Beverage. She married Joe Allen on July 26, 1943, in Kingsland, Ark. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Siloam Springs for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Linda Milner; and her parents, Edgar and Mattie Beverage.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol Granderson and husband Bob of West Siloam Springs, Okla., and Judy McCarter and husband Richard of Fort Myers, Fla.; eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda Goodman of Broken Bow, Okla., and Ruby Hickerson of Louisville, Ky.; and a brother, Paul Beverage of Kingsland.

Funeral services were Nov. 6, 2018, at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, with the Rev. Nicki Remmers officiating. Burial was at Bell Cemetery in Watts, Okla.

An online guest book is available at www.wassonfuneralhome.com.

Wasson Funeral Home of Siloam Springs was in charge of arrangements.

Charles Richard Girdner

Charles Richard "Charlie" Girdner, 39, of Siloam Springs, died Nov. 5, 2018, at his home.

He was born Feb. 25, 1979, in Pasadena, Texas, to James P. Girdner and Ethel M. Coats Girdner. He married Holley Garrett on Sept. 18, 2011. He enjoyed singing and playing his guitar, and making memories with his daughter.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Savanna Girdner of the home; his parents of Siloam Springs; and a sister, Kristie Helgeson and husband Chris of Siloam Springs.

A memorial service will held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at Community Christian Fellowship in Siloam Springs.

An online guest book is available at www.wassonfuneralhome.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis House, P.O. Box 1506, Siloam Springs, AR 72761; or Kind at Heart Ministries, 18561 Meadowview Road, Siloam Springs, AR 72761.

Wasson Funeral Home of Siloam Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Allen Hessenius

Larry Allen Hessenius, 78, of Siloam Springs, Ark., died Nov. 5, 2018, at his home.

He was born Sept. 29, 1940, in Austin, Minn., to Edward Hessenius and Margueritte Varney Hessenius. He graduated high school in Minnesota and attended Doane University in Nebraska, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in education. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1958 until 1962. He worked as a history teacher in Michigan, North Dakota, and finally Peru. After retiring from teaching, he moved to Siloam Springs.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Sandra Scott.

He is survived by one sister, Linda Henry and husband John of Siloam Springs; a brother-in-law, Darrel Scott of Siloam Springs; five nieces, Valerie Scott, Connie Greenlee, Angel Garrett, Kris Taff and Carrie Haeberle; and a nephew, Steve Henry.

No services are planned at this time.

Wasson Funeral Home of Siloam Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Adeline Keigley

Mary Adeline Keigley, 85, of Siloam Springs, Ark., died Nov. 3, 2018, at Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehab.

She was born Jan. 18, 1933, in Galena, Mo., to Raymond and Opal Anglin. She married Floyd Keigley in Benton County, Ark., on April 25, 1952. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, hunting and fishing.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Keigley and wife Heidi of Colcord, Okla., and Leroy Keigley and wife Karen of Rogers, Ark.; one sister, Bertha Brazil of Kansas, Okla.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7,2018, at the Church of Christ in Colcord, Okla., with Pastor Mike Ellis officiating. Burial will follow at Row Cemetery in Colcord.

An online guest book is available at www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.

Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Leroy Reese

Leroy Reese, 90, of Fayetteville, Ark., and former longtime resident of Siloam Springs, Ark., died Nov. 3, 2018, at Butterfield Trail Village in Fayetteville.

He was born May 15, 1928, in Prairie Grove, Ark., to Edgar Leroy Reese and Lavetta Cartwright Reese. He married Wilma Chamberlain on July 18, 1950, in Siloam Springs. He graduated from John Brown University with a bachelor's degree in religious education and a minor in business management and building construction and design. He worked at Bear Brand Hosiery for 21 years, and was the plant manager for 15 of those years. He was a member of the Siloam Springs Rotary Club, where he was a past president. He was a member of the Siloam Springs Bible Church for more than 40 years. For 23 years, he was an active vendor at the historic farmers market on the square in Fayetteville.

He was preceded in death by one grandson.

He is survived by his wife; one son, James Reese of Siloam Springs; three daughters, Sharon Ball and husband Mike Robertson of Owasso, Okla., Suzanne Hanna and husband Kenneth of Rose, Okla., and Sylvia Pannett and husband Jason of Siloam Springs; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7,2018, at Siloam Springs Bible Church's new location of 927 S. Oak Hill St.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7,2018, at Siloam Springs Bible Church, with Pastor Larry Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Siloam Springs.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Arkansas or Gideon's International.

An online guest book is available at www.wassonfuneralhome.com.

Wasson Funeral Home of Siloam Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Roger William Sanders

Roger William Sanders was born in Springfield, Missouri, on June 20, 1950. He passed away on November 5, 2018. His parents were Hallie (Firestone) and Roy Lee Sanders.

Roger attended elementary and high school in Nixa, Missouri. He received a Bachelor of Arts from College of the Ozarks and then a Master's Degree from the University of Michigan. He received his PhD in plant science from the University of Texas.

In 1980, he married Connie Stanley and they had two children -- Nathan Clark and Rachel Leigh.

Roger worked at Ohio State as a post doctorate and then accepted a job at Fairchild Tropical Garden in Miami, Florida. He worked as a consultant and also for Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth, Texas. After moving from Texas, Roger taught in the biology department of Bryan College in Tennessee. The last few years he was assistant director of CORE Academy of Science.

He and Connie retired in 2016 and moved to Arkansas.

Roger is survived by his wife, Connie; son, Nathan (Karen), and grandson, Jonas all of Seattle; and daughter Leigh of Phoenix. He is also survived by a brother, J.E. Scroggins of Humansville, Missouri; two sisters, Linda Bandy (Wayne) of Kansas City, and Gail Klesen of Bella Vista; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, with Pastor Bruce Boehmer officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018, at George's Creek Cemetery in Yellville, Arkansas. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Wasson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CORE Academy of Science.

To sign the online guest book, visit www.wassonfuneralhome.com.

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General News on 11/07/2018

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