Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Esther Clark, 91 of the Jacket, Mo., Community, died Feb. 3, 2012.
Visitation will be from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb.
10, with a service following at Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge. Burial at Antioch Cemetery.
The obituary will run in the Feb. 15 edition of The Times.
Roena Jo Wells
Roena Jo Wells, 93, of Rogers, Ark., died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers.
She was born Aug.
4, 1918, in Lowell, Ark., to William LephlyBeard and Martha Jane Jones Beard.
The Beard families moved to the Lowell area in 1866 and were some of the first settlers. Roena Jo attended Center Corner School in Lowell. She was a gracious hostess, wonderful homemaker, a precious loving sister.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Wells; and four sisters, thurma Rozar, Era Mabry, Berniece Beard and Annette Alderson.
Survivors include three brothers, Harold Beard of Pea Ridge, Clint Beard and wife, Leota, of Lowell and Layne Beard and wife, Connie, of Pea Ridge; two sisters, Vida Marler and Ada ‘Pat’ Davenport, both of Rogers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services of Rogers.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at Benton County Memorial Park Cemetery in Rogers with Pastor RandyParks officiating.
Arrangements were by Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services in Rogers.
Online condolences may be made at stockdalefuneral.com.
Dr. A.P. Vohs
Dr. A.P. Vohs of Siloam Springs, Ark., died Jan. 28, 2012, at the Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville, Ark. He was the only son of Albert Peter Vohs and Golda Irene Mann Vohs, born on Sept. 6, 1928, in McDonald, Kan.
He was born again on Dec. 18, 1949, in Goodland, Kan., at Calvary Gospel Church.
Reared on a farm near Edson, Kan., he attended elementary and high school in Edson, graduating in 1946. Having rented his first 320 acres of land when he was 14, he continued farming with his dad on a large acreage. He owned and operated a Grade A dairy in addition to farming.
Darline Roe from Oberlin, Kan., moved to Goodland to work in a bank; they met and married a year and one day later on June 15, 1947. Their sons, Evan and Randy, were born while living on a farm near Edson.
After he became a Christian, he organized and directed Goodland Youth for Christ, holding rallies in various auditoriums on Saturday nights and Singspirations on Monday evening in homes. GideonsInternational became a part of his ministry and he was instrumental in organizing the St. Francis, Kan., Camp.
In 1952, he answered God’s call to the ministry of the gospel. They had a farm auction and made the move to St. Paul, Minn., where he enrolled in St. Paul Bible College.
Their only daughter, Jan, was born the first day he started college. Not being content to go to classes in the morning, studying in the afternoon and working at nights and sleeping as time allowed, he began ministering as student pastor at Faith Bible Church in St. Paul, where he was ordained to the ministry in 1955, then became pastor of that church. He graduated from St. Paul Bible College in 1956, earning a diploma in Bible and theology. Realizing he needed to pursue further education to be able to support his family adequately, they moved to Denver, Colo., where he became a student at the University of Denver. In 1958, the family moved to Greeley, Colo., where he attended Northern Colorado University earning his bachelor’s degree in elementary education and later his master’s degree in psychology and guidance.
While living in Greeley, he became director of Greeley Youth for Christ, also starting a Sunday school in Big Thompson Canyon below Estes Park.
His first teaching position other than being a graduate assistant at the University of Denver and Northern Colorado University was at Ione, Colo., where he was principal and teacher in the upper elementary grades.
The family moved to Prairie Village, Kan., in 1961 where he joined the faculty of Calvary Bible College, serving also as Dean of Men. He began pursuing his doctorate in education at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Mo. He later completed his Ed.D. in administration and higher education at the University of Arkansas in 1970.
Their last move was to Siloam Springs, Ark., where he served at JBU as assistant professor of teacher education, director of audio visuals, director of admissions and supervisor of student teachers. Other places he taught were Northeastern State University at Tahlequah, Okla., in the graduate school; Arkansas State College, Conway, Ark., continuing education classes at the Fayetteville West Campus. He also served as interim principal at the Gravette High School in 1975-76, and principal of the elementary school in 1988-89.
He pastored churches in Gravette, Ark. (First Christian) Bethel and Watts United Methodist Churches in West Siloam Springs and Watts, Okla.;
Flint Ridge CommunityChapel, Oklahoma, Community Church in Climax, Colo., Grace Bible Church in Siloam Springs and Howe-Savoy Bible Church in Savoy, Ark.
He always said his hobby was working. He also loved to read, enjoyed music, playing the piano and organ and helping others, especially telling them about Jesus and why He came to earth, leaving Heaven’s glory.
A.P. enjoyed the business world and owned the Piano and Organ Studios in Fayetteville for 17 years. He purchased the Bible Bookstore in Siloam Springs in January 1965, and operated it for 40 years with the help of Darline and Jan and others.
He was active in civic clubs including Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, Ministerial Alliance and serving on the Siloam Springs Planning Commission.
He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Elaine Rauscher.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Darline of the home; sons, Evan Vohs and his wife, Dean, and Randy Vohs and his wife, Connie, both of Siloam Springs; a daughter, Jan Potter of Siloam Springs;
six grandsons, Devin Vohsand his wife, Sandi, of Forth Smith, Ark., Darren Vohs of Garfield, Aric Potter of Siloam Springs, Nelson Vohs and his wife, Betsey, northwest Arkansas, Matthew Vohs and his wife, Melanie, Fayetteville, Matt Ochoa and wife, Amy, of Bentonville; three granddaughters, Erin Pashiewicz and husband, Ryan, Megan Saliga and husband, Tom, Centerton, Mary Mounce and husband, Jerrod, Lowell; and nine great-grandchildren.
VIsitation was Feb. 1, 2012, at Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs.
Following the celebration of life, a reception was held at the church.
A celebration of his life was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at First Baptist Church, Siloam Springs, with the Rev. Gairy Osburn, pastor of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, Ark., officiating.
A private burial was held at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 273. Siloam Springs, AR 72761, or the Siloam Springs High School Scholarship Fund, 700 N. Progress Ave., Siloam Springs, AR 72761.
Arrangements are by Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, Ark.
To sign the online guest book, visit www.wassonfuneralhome.com.
On the Record, Pages 3 on 02/08/2012