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Doris Lee Price

Doris Lee Price, 92, of Ben­tonville, Ark., died Fri­day, March 17, 2017, at Cir­cle of Life Hospice in Ben­tonville, Ark. She was born Nov. 24, 1924, in New- man Grove, Neb., to Anes C. John­son and Martha Elk­jer-Peter­son John­son.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Bob; a son, Norm; and a brother, Don.

She died with her daugh­ters hold­ing her hands.

She is sur­vived by three chil­dren, Diane and hus­band John McWil­liams, Karen and hus­band Ron Jones, and Brian Price, all of Bella Vista, Ark; nine grand­chil­dren; and 18 great-grand­chil­dren.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. Satur­day, April 8, 2017, at Trin­ity Grace Church, 5845 Bel­lview Road, Rogers, Ark.

She will be laid to rest be­side her hus­band in the Na­tional Ceme­tery in Fayet­teville, Ark.

Ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Stock­dale-Moody Fu­neral Ser­vices of Rogers. Words of com­fort may be made at stock­dale­fu­neral.com.

Robert F. Van Etta

Robert F. Van Etta, 92, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Thurs­day, March 16, 2017, at the Cir­cle of Life Hospice in Ben­tonville, Ark. He was born Sept. 28, 1924, the old­est son of Dr. Michael and Jean Van Etta.

He was raised in Cook, Minn., where his fa­ther prac­ticed den­tistry. He was vale­dic­to­rian of the class of 1943 and played bas­ket­ball and was named to the all-county team. Upon grad­u­a­tion, he be­gan col­lege at Vir­ginia Ju­nior Col­lege and then served dur­ing World War II as a sea­man in the Navy. While at­tend­ing the Navy Ra­dio and Tele­graph School in Detroit, he met his fu­ture wife, Luella ‘Lee’ Pauline Quinn, at the USO. Af­ter the war, he re­turned to Min­nesota and at­tended the Univer­sity of Min­nesota Den­tal School and grad­u­ated in 1950.

He re-en­listed in the Navy dur­ing the Korean War and this time served as a dentist. While in the ser­vice, his el­dest son, John, was born fol­lowed two years later by Robert II. Af­ter com­ple­tion of his mil­i­tary ser­vice, the fam­ily moved to Ely, Minn., where he es­tab­lished his den­tal prac­tice. Their third son, Thomas, was born in Ely. Dr. Van Etta prac­ticed his en­tire ca­reer in Ely un­til his re­tire­ment in 1989. He was a mem­ber of St. Anthony Catholic Church, the Knights of Colum­bus, the Ely school board, Ver­mil­ion Com­mu­nity Col­lege Ad­vi­sory Board, the Ely Air­port Commission, the Amer­i­can Le­gion, VFW and the Moose and Ki­wa­nis clubs. He en­joyed fish­ing, bowl­ing, golf and was a cham­pion trap shooter.

Fol­low­ing re­tire­ment, the Van Et­tas moved to Bella Vista. They con­tin­ued their en­joy­ment of play­ing golf for many years. They had been mar­ried for 56 years when she passed away in 2003. He con­tin­ued to re­main ac­tive, re­sid­ing in­de­pen­dently in his home, at­tend­ing mass each week at St. Bernard Catholic Church, as well as driv­ing sev­eral friends to mass weekly. He also con­tin­ued to play bridge and poker. He was an ac­tive reader and more re­cently en­joyed read­ing on his iPad, where he also had his Face­book page.

He is sur­vived by his three sons, Dr. John and wife Dr. Linda Van Etta, Robert F. Van Etta II and Thomas and wife Leah Anne Van Etta; five grand­chil­dren; and three great-grand­chil­dren. He will be missed by his com­pan­ion and friend Lynne Sn­od­grass.

A me­mo­rial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Fri­day, April 21, 2017, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Bella Vista.

Memo­ri­als may be sent to the Cir­cle of Life Hospice, 1201 NE Legacy Park­way, Ben­tonville, AR 72712.

Ar­range­ments are by Bella Vista Fu­neral Home and Cre­ma­tory. On­line con­do­lences may be made at www.fu­neral­ma­tion.com.

Max­ine Meng Gran­don

Nora Max­ine Meng Gran­don, 100, of Bella Vista, Ark., died peace­fully at home on Wed­nes­day, March 22, 2017.

She was born Feb. 23, 1917, in Lewis, Kan., to Ge­orge H. and Hazel Strawn.

She was pre­ceded in death by her first hus­band, Ge­orge Meng; her sec­ond hus­band, Joe Gran­don; and her sis­ter, Verna Ne­ola Wy­ck­off.

She is sur­vived by her nephew and niece, John Wy­ck­off and wife Brenda of Bella Vista, and Mar­cia and hus­band Jim O’Ble­ness of Copeland, Kan, whom she moth­ered af­ter their mother, who was her sis­ter, died at age of 46; five great-nieces and great-neph­ews; 14 great-great-nieces and great-great-neph­ews; and five great-great-great-nieces and great-great-great­nephews from the Wy­ck­off and O’Ble­ness fam­i­lies; many more nieces and neph­ews; grand­nieces and grand­nephews; great-nieces and great-neph­ews; great-great-nieces and great -great-neph­ews; and great­great-great-nieces and great-great-great-neph­ews from the Lawrence Meng, Mary Lou Gif­ford and Mar­cus Meng fam­i­lies.

Sur­vivors of the Gran­don fam­ily in­clude three grand­sons.

Fu­neral Mass of the Res­ur­rec­tion will be at 10 a.m. Wed­nes­day, April 5, 2017, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 1 St. Bernard Lane, Bella Vista.

A grave­side ser­vice will be held in Ci­mar­ron, Kan. The date will be an­nounced by the fam­ily.

In lieu of flow­ers, dona­tions may be made to Cir­cle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Spring­dale, AR 72762, or on­line at www. nwacir­cle­oflife.org.

Ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Bella Vista Fu­neral Home and Cre­ma­tory. On­line con­do­lences may be made at www.fu­neral­ma­tion.com.

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