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Jan­ice Davis

Jan­ice Davis, 75, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Thurs­day, Feb. 23, 2017, at Cir­cle of Life Hospice. She was born May 29, 1941, in Cham­paign, Ill., to Don­ald and Mary Margaret Wheat.

Af­ter high school, she mar­ried her high school sweet­heart, James Bel­mont, in 1961. They lived in many Mid­west towns, Belle­vue, Wash., and fi­nally set­tled in Honolulu.

In 1992, she mar­ried Jerry Davis, and a few years later they re­tired in Bella Vista.

She had a car­ing and vi­brant per­son­al­ity. Un­til a se­ri­ous car ac­ci­dent in Novem­ber 2007, she lived life to its fullest with oth­ers who loved golf­ing, boat­ing, the yacht club and Corvettes.

Her hus­band Jerry died July 6, 2016, fol­low­ing a five-year sur­vival from a lung trans­plant at Duke Univer­sity.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; her hus­band, Jerry Davis; and a brother, Ray­mond Wheat.

She is sur­vived by her daugh­ter, Jamie Ca­trac­chia and hus­band San­dro; a son, Jimmy Bel­mont and fi­ancée Ch­eryl Dry­den; a step­daugh­ter, Ni­cole Davis; grand­chil­dren, Kristina, Kiana and Eli­jah; two great-grand­chil­dren, Kait­lyn and Caden; a sis­ter, Char­lene Cas­tor and hus­band Ver­non; two nieces; and nu­mer­ous great-nieces and great-neph­ews.

No memo­rial ser­vice will be held in Bella Vista. This sum­mer, her and Jerry’s ashes will be scat­tered at sea in Honolulu.

Joe Langhofer

Joseph “Joe” Ju­nior Langhofer, 90, died Mon­day, March 6, 2017, in his apart­ment at Lake­view Vil­lage in Lenexa, Kan. He was born near Wood­bine, Kan., on June 16, 1926, to Joseph and Es­ther Bar­rett Langhofer, the fourth of five chil­dren.

He at­tended Grand­view (Kan.) Grade School and grad­u­ated from Wood­bine High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Army from Au­gust 1944 to June 1946 with a tank de­stroyer bat­tal­ion in the Euro­pean the­ater of World War II.

He mar­ried Phyl­lis Ar­lene Lady Langhofer in Fe­bru­ary 1945, and they had two sons. They di­vorced in 1972.

He was also mar­ried to Max­ine Dib­ble, and then Christy Beltz.

Upon his re­turn to civil­ian life, he set­tled in Abi­lene, Kan., where he sold auto parts, worked for a trust com­pany, and then en­tered the life in­sur­ance busi­ness, be­com­ing a cer­ti­fied life un­der­writer. He moved to Lawrence, Kan., where he even­tu­ally be­came a real es­tate bro­ker and home builder. He helped many peo­ple qual­ify for their first home. He re­tired to Bella Vista, Ark., where he played golf and con­tin­ued to build homes.

He loved peo­ple and could carry on a con­ver­sa­tion with any­body. He had a soft spot for dogs. He en­joyed re­pair­ing homes, play­ing golf, hunt­ing pheas­ant, collecting coins and danc­ing. He was a peren­nial stu­dent of history. A life-long Methodist, he be­gan se­ri­ous study of the Bi­ble in his later years.

Sur­vivors in­clude his sons, Steve Langhofer and wife Karen An­der­son, and Tom Langhofer and wife Marcy; four grand­chil­dren; two great-grand­chil­dren; two sis­ters, Veneta James of Web­ster Groves, Mo., and Norma Jean Dri­nen of Maize, Kan.; and many neph­ews and nieces.

Vis­i­ta­tion was Sun­day, March 12.

A memo­rial ser­vice was held Mon­day, March 13, 2017, in the Wes­ley Chapel at the Church of the Res­ur­rec­tion of Over­land Park, Kan.

Me­mo­ri­als may be made to Heal­ing House for the Joseph Langhofer Memo­rial Gar­den.

On­line con­do­lences may be left at www. john­son­coun­ty­

De­bra ‘Deb’ Roe­sener

De­bra “Deb” Roe­sener, 66, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Tues­day, March 7, 2017. She was born July 3, 1950, in Ames, Iowa, to Ron­ald and Phyl­lis John­son.

She worked more than 20 years for Prin­ci­pal Fi­nan­cial Group head­quar­tered in Des Moines, Iowa. She moved to Bos­ton, Mass., in 1995, where she held the po­si­tion of cus­tomer ser­vice/sales rep­re­sen­ta­tive. It is where she met Nor­man “Norm” Roe­sener. They were mar­ried April 17, 1997. They moved to Foun­tain Hills, Ariz., in 1999 post-re­tire­ment. Look­ing for a less crowded area, four sea­sons and prox­im­ity to chil­dren and grand­chil­dren, they moved to Bella Vista in De­cem­ber 2005.

She spent much time help­ing oth­ers, al­ways show­ing her love of com­mu­nity through ac­tion rather than words. As a Stephens Min­is­ter, she truly blos­somed into who she de­sired to be.

Sur­viv­iors in­clude her hus­band, Norm; two daugh­ters, Jen­nifer McNew of Green­brier, Ark., and Jami Davis of Des Moines; two sib­lings, Lt. Gen­eral Michelle John­son of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Steven John­son of Bella Vista; and grand­chil­dren, Brooke McNew, Christo­pher McNew, Cora Springer, Anasta­cia Davis, Ross Welsher, Chace Be­saw and Alexis McNew.

Memo­rial ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. Satur­day, March 18, 2017, at Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 For­est Hills Blvd, Bella Vista, Ark.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­ri­als may be made to Cir­cle of Life Hospice at Legacy Vil­lage, 1201 NE Legacy Park­way, Ben­tonville, AR 72712.

Ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Bella Vista Fu­neral Home and Cre­ma­tory.

On­line con­do­lences may be made at www. fu­neral­ma­

Roy Keith Wil­ley

Roy Keith Wil­ley, 84, of Wil­liams­burg, Va., for­merly of Bella Vista, Ark., died Mon­day, March 6, 2017. He was born and raised in Hin­ton, W. Va., on the banks of the Green Briar River.

He re­tired from the U.S. Navy af­ter 28 years of ser­vice. Dur­ing his ca­reer, he was a hospi­tal corps­man and served two tours in Viet­nam. He was a de­voted fam­ily man who loved spend­ing time with his fam­ily, but also loved spend­ing time on the golf course.

He was pre­ceded in death by his grand­son, Alas­dair Brady Wil­ley; and his sis­ter, Dorothy Shedrich.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 50 years, Hazel Wil­ley; two daugh­ters, Vi­vian Water­man and hus­band Greg, and Kathy Zuna and hus­band Jamie; a son, Nick Wil­ley and wife Morag; a step­daugh­ter, Paula Wil­ley; a brother, Don­ald Wil­ley and wife Daneta; three sis­ters, Sue Hellems and hus­band Tom, Linda Bal­lard, and Betty Spade; two grand­chil­dren; a great-grand­daugh­ter; and nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews.

Grave­side fu­neral ser­vice will be held at noon Fri­day, March 17, 2017, at Quan­tico Na­tional Ceme­tery.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial do­na­tions can be made to the Hospice House of Wil­liams­burg, 4445 Powhatan Park­way, Wil­liams­burg, VA 23188.

Ar­range­ments are un­der di­rec­tion of Vin­cent Fu­neral Home West Point Chapel.

On­line con­do­lences may be posted at www. vin­




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