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.
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. johnsoncountychapel.com.
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. funeralmation.com.
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. vincentfh.com.