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Jana D. Bifulco

Jana D. Bifulco, 56, of Watts, Okla., died April 8, 2019, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Ark.

She was born April 8, 1963, in Miami, Okla., to Jerry Buckmaster and Carol Cantrell Buckmaster. She married Neil Bifulco on July 13, 2003.

She is survived by her husband; her parents, Jerry and Carol Buckmaster of Grove, Okla.; a son, Josh Barger of Miami, Okla.; a stepdaughter, Courtney Barnett of Gateway, Ark.; a sister, Marla Stidham and husband Dean of Grove, Okla.; and two grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time.

An online guest book is available at

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

Richard Allison Geer Sr.

Richard Allison Geer Sr., 97, of Siloam Springs, Ark., died April 11, 2019, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Ark.

He was born on Sept. 9, 1921, in Grandville, Mich., the son of Cecil Avery Geer and Melita Fonger Geer. He married Carolyn Ruth Darton on Aug. 24, 1946, in Rock Island, Ill. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's Degree. He worked in sales for Chrysler and as a manager for Wendt-Sonis. He moved to Siloam Springs in 1999 and was a member of Grace Episcopal Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn; a sister, Ruth; a brother, Cecil; a grandson, Jordan; and great-granddaughter, Anna Kay.

He is survived by six children, Caroline Geer of Siloam Springs, Richard A. Geer II of Waco, Texas, Kerry D. Geer and wife Dawn of Waco, Scott F. Geer and wife Noreen of Highland Village, Texas, Barbara Caldwell and husband Jim of Siloam Springs, and Andrea Geer-Yandell and husband Gary of Siloam Springs; a sister, Lilian Reynolds of Lansing, Mich.; 27 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time at Grace Episcopal Church in Siloam Springs.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2019, at Grace Episcopal Church with the Rev. Stan McKinnon officiating. Burial will be 12 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019, at Fayetteville National Cemetery in Fayetteville, Ark.

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

Kenneth J. Van Poucke

It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to a dear husband, devoted dad, beloved grandfather/papa, proud uncle and loyal friend. Kenneth Julius Van Poucke passed in peace on April 11, 2019, at the age of 83 after many years courageously battling various health challenges. He will be deeply missed by his wife Nancy of 55 years; two sons, Edward and wife Mary Van Poucke, Glenn and wife Kathleen Van Poucke; grandchildren, Alyson and Gregory Frabotta, Austin, Clint, Megan, Kelsey, Owen, Ethan, Nicole and Adam Sigle, Kyle and Haley Baker; and great-granddaughters, Rylie and Willow

Kenneth was born on March 5, 1936, in Chicago to Marcel Louie and Albertina (Lemajeur) Van Poucke. He graduated from the University of Arizona, followed by a long successful career in the transportation industry and retired to Siloam Springs, Arkansas, in 1997. Not one to sit still, Ken filled his days fishing, playing bridge, attending sporting events, solving puzzles, reading, and rarely missing meeting up with friends at morning coffee club. Ken had a charitable heart and spent years delivering Meals on Wheels, served as Sheriff of Election, as well as countless hours volunteering at the local hospital where he was recently awarded 2019 Auxiliarian of the Year. He was known for his booming voice, love of nature and compassionate spirit.

Celebration of Life services will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Siloam Springs, on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Siloam Springs Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, Circle of Life Hospice or simply a promise to hug your family and friends regularly would be the most meaningful tribute to Ken. To sign the guest book, visit Arrangements made by Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs.


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