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|Lillian Janice “Jan” Clyne, 80, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home. She was born
October 21, 1936 in Astego, New York to Richard and Elizabeth Bemis Fassett.
Jan enjoyed reading, playing cards with friends, music, and fly fishing with her late husband. She retired as a supervisor with
the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles in Estes Park, Colorado. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in
Springdale, Arkansas, and was actively involved for over 30 years with Al-Anon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Orin Clyne. She is survived by two sons, Brian Clyne and wife Tammy of
Folsom, California, Bradley Clyne and wife Angela of Fayetteville; one sister, Rose Epting of Oakdale, California; seven
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was Saturday, July 29, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St.
Thomas Episcopal Church in Springdale, AR.
Michael Scott Test, 54, of Rogers, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. He was born
June 24, 1963, the son of Scott and Darlene Jones Test. Mike attended Springdale High School and had been an RV Technician
over 35 years working in Washington and Benton County. His last employment was for Scotty’s RV. He enjoyed fishing, boating,
and spending time with his friends.
Mike is survived by his daughter, Brandi Test of Clifty; his mother, Darlene Test of Springdale; his father, Scott Test and wife
Connie of Springdale; his granddaughter, Shaun Test of Clifty, and his grandson, Tommy Zane Test of Colorado. He was
preceded in death by his son, Brent Test.
A memorial service was Tuesday, August 1, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Circle of Life Hospice.
Gloria Ann “Meemaw” Kirk Clyburn, 91, of Springdale, died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Circle of Life Hospice. She was born
March 18, 1926 in Birmingham, Alabama to Charles and Virginia Lewis Rich Heald. Gloria was a person of great faith. She was
the church secretary at Central United Methodist Church in Rogers for many years. She was devoted to her family and always
chose to be happy in her life.
She is survived by three daughters, Kathy Shurley and husband Jerry of Cabot, Nancy Burns and husband Gene of Fayetteville,
Sheri Salley and husband Doug of Georgetown, Texas; six grandchildren, Craig Shurley, Brad Shurley, Amy Bailey, Andrew Burns,
Morgan Salley, Matthew Salley; and seven great-grandchildren, Yulonda, Julian, Jasmine, Jordan, Yulissa, Marcus and Isaiah.
A funeral service was Thursday, August 3, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Gentry Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to Circle of Life Hospice or to Alzheimer's Association.
Joseph Louis “Joey” Fantinel, 36, of Springdale, died Monday, July 31, 2017 at his home. He was born December 13, 1980 in
Conway to Jerome and the late Lynne Goucher Fantinel. Joey was an Army veteran and served two deployments in Iraq and one
in Afghanistan. He was admired and loved by his family and his brothers and sisters at arms. Joey was a proud patriot who
loved his country. He attended the University of Arkansas and was a doctoral candidate for computer science and engineering at
the time of his death.
He is survived by his son, Ethan Fantinel of Springdale; his father, Jerome Fantinel and wife Barbara of Tontitown; two brothers,
Jerry Fantinel of Huntsville, Jim Fantinel of Rogers; two sisters, Whitney Fantinel and Megan Fantinel both of Tontitown; one step-
brother, David Nowlin of McClelland, Iowa; and two step-sisters, Teri Taylor of Perisa, Iowa, and Wendy Nowlin of Council Bluffs,
Iowa. In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by a sister, Jacque Fantinel.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, August 11, at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Interment with military honors was at Bluff
Cemetery. Memorial contributions to benefit his son may be made to the Ethan Fantinel Memorial Fund in care of Signature Bank
or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Jackie Lee Jordan, 67, of West Fork, died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born August
27, 1949 in Fayetteville to Clyde Marion and Patsy Nell (Holland) Jordan.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Cherlyn (Myers) Jordan of the home; two daughters, Amber Chiddister and husband J.R. of
Fayetteville, Amie Jordan of West Fork; one brother, David Hobbs of Ft. Smith; and four grandchildren, Nickolaus and wife Jessie,
Spencer, Caedmon and Sebastian.
A graveside service was Saturday, August 12, at Baptist Ford Cemetery.
Tracee Lynn Murphy Conley, 44, died Sunday, August 6, 2017, at Willard Walker Hospice in Fayetteville. She was born July 12,
1973 in Springdale.
She is survived by four children, Ciara Murphy of Fayetteville, Chantel Murphy and Chardae Murphy both of Fort Smith, Tabius
Murphy of Springdale; her mother, Carolyn Sue Harp; two sisters, Tamara Murphy and Terri Harp; one brother, Timmy Bronson;
and her grandmother Eupeil Harp, all of Springdale; and grandchildren LynNiyah, Thailyn, Neyauni, Lewis, Kymani, Emery, and
one soon to arrive. She was preceded in death by her father, Wendell Lee Murphy.
A graveside service was Thursday, August 10, at Sonora Cemetery.
Larry Lane Thomas, 66, of Springdale, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born June 1, 1951, in Springdale
to Frank and Opal Edgemon Thomas. Larry had a big heart and enjoyed riding horses in his younger years.
He is survived by two children, Bryan Thomas and Bridget Henry and her husband Richard, both of Pea Ridge; four brothers, James Thomas, Donald
Thomas, Dean Thomas, Charles Thomas; one sister, Carolyn Riggins; and four grandchildren, Trevor, Mason, Tiffany, and Trinity.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 14, at Zion Cemetery.
Virginia “Kiki” Fedosky, 87, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, July 30, 2017, at her home. She was born May 11, 1930, in Indianapolis,
Indiana to Arthur Wayne and Hilda Braun Eubank.
Kiki received her degree in Physical Education from Indiana University where she was also a cheerleader. Upon graduation, she
taught junior high P.E. until starting her own family. Together with her husband, Ed and Kiki owned and operated Wilderness
Campsites on Lake Shishebogma in Wisconsin, each summer, from 1961-1967. The family moved to Arkansas in 1967 and in
1975 she and her husband established Swim Ranch. Over the next 40 years, “Ms. Virginia” developed and taught her unique
“Waterbabies” classes to hundreds of children in NWA. She was actively involved with the direction of Swim Ranch activities at the
time of her death.
Favorite pastimes included playing Scrabble, Bridge on Fridays, RV camping, and riding horses in her younger years. Kiki was a
self-taught landscaper and flower gardener, making many improvements around her home and Swim Ranch. She also enjoyed
selling ads in the Star Shopper for a number of years. For a number of years, she and Ed volunteered as greeters each Sunday at
Fellowship Bible Church in Lowell. Her family is joyful in their sorrow, knowing that she is face to face with Jesus and reunited
with her husband.
Kiki was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Edward “Coach” Fedosky, last December, and a brother, David Eubank.
She is survived by five children, Edward Fedosky and wife Rebecca of Madison, Wisconsin, Susan Gabbard and husband Ron of
Elm Springs, Dr. Scott Fedosky and wife Teresa of Fayetteville, Kim Brinson and husband Mike of Wesley, Dr. Keane Fedosky and
wife Amy of Rowlett, Texas; two brothers, Dick Eubank of Florida, Don Eubank of Indiana; 23 grandchildren and 14 great-
A memorial service was Monday, August 21, at Fellowship Bible Church. Private interment was at Mt. Comfort Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan Community Center, P.O. Box 939, Rogers, AR 72757
Loyce Raye Ardemagni, 85, of Tontitown, died Monday, August 14, 2017 at Washington Regional Medical Center. She was born
December 27, 1931 in Fayetteville to Otis and Hazel Thompson Weir. Loyce enjoyed serving the community for 42 years as a
waitress at Mary Maestri’s. She was devoted to the care of her family, a meticulous homemaker, and always hospitable. Loyce
especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Ardemagni, in 1987; a brother, Keith Weir; two sisters, Betty Graue and Trudy
Eads; and a son-in-law, Thomas McKinley. She is survived by six children, Larry Ardemagni and wife Glenda of Tontitown, Marsha
McJunkin and husband Rick of Colcord, Karla McKinley of Tontitown, Roger Ardemagni and wife Brenda of Tontitown, Donna
Luckett of Springdale, Scott Ardemagni and wife Rhonda of Tontitown; one sister, Marilyn Graue of Springdale; 14 grandchildren,
24 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, August 17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital Northwest.
Bernard “Kay” Smith, 86, of Elm Springs, died Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. He was born
April 5, 1931 in Witter to Newt and Minnie Lee Kirk Smith. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Kay is survived by his wife Polly Smith of the home; two children, Greg Smith and wife Krystle of Springdale, Andrea Doss and
husband Jason of Prairie Grove; five step-children, James Gibson Jr. and wife Kelly of Decatur, Alabama, Julie Rice and husband
Jim of Bentonville, Karen Wade and husband John Aydt of Parsons, Kansas, Joy Slankard and husband Glen of Bentonville, Vicky
Williams and husband Matt of Springdale; his sister Wanda Hennington of Springdale, 23 grandchildren, and many great-
A funeral was Friday, August 18, at the funeral home. Private burial was at Elm Springs Cemetery.
Mary Ellen Lentz Smith, 87, of Bella Vista, died August 15, 2017 at her home. She was born August 11, 1930 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
to Elmer and Ina Ptiman Lentz. Mary grew up in Fostoria, Ohio where she graduated high school in 1948. She then attended
Bowling Green University. She taught elementary school from 1963 to 1974, was a principal in Russellville, and went on to be a
counselor in Little Rock. Mary then became a Housemother for Kappa Delta sorority at the University of Arkansas in 1993. Mary
later went to work for Sigma Alpha Epsilon in 1999. Sigma Alpha Epsilon National Headquarters awarded their beloved
Housemother with the Order of the Violet award. She is one of two individuals to hold this honor.
Mary was preceded in death by two sons, Brett Smith Sr. and Kip Smith, and former husband, Glen A. Smith. She is survived by
her daughter, Shawn Frick of Fayetteville; her son, Kevin Smith of Pensacola, Florida; 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren
and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be Saturday, August 26, at 2 p.m. at 418 South Forty Road in West Fork. Mary loved flowers very
much, but since she is not here to enjoy them, we would like donations to be sent to The American Bird Conservancy.
Mary Kampe Browne, 99, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at her home. She was born February 19, 1918 in New York City to Charles and
Dora Penfound Kampe. Mary had a zest for life. She retired as the assistant director of nursing at San Francisco General Hospital. She loved caring for
her patients and had an amazing bed-side manner.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence Doherty and Dorathy Sather, and a brother, Ed Kampe. Survivors include two grandsons, Seth
Smart of Tigard, Oregon, Shane Smart of Australia; three nieces, Patty Unseld and Ginger Amaral both of Fayetteville, Dorathy Dejno of Pine Island,
Minnesota; one nephew, Eddie Sather of Livermore, Colorado; a brother-in-law, Joseph Doherty of Fayetteville; and several great nieces and nephews
including Savannah, Chelsea, Kirra, Drake, Eric, Dione, Devon, Hayden, Kaesen and Finn.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Friday, August 25, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel.