Wednesday, October 22, 2014

OBITUARIES >> 10-22-14


Mary Katherine Rohlman Henning, 88, passed away Oct. 20 in her home in Jacksonville with her family at her side.

She was born Feb. 7, 1926, to Henry and Agnes Rohlman in Morrilton and received the sacraments of baptism, holy communion, confirmation and matrimony at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morrilton.

She was a graduate of the Sacred Heart parish school and began work as a teller and bookkeeper at First State Bank in Morrilton following her high school graduation.

Her career in banking led her to Little Rock in the early 1950s, where she worked at Worthen Bank.

Mary’s life centered around her two loves: her faith and her family. It was that same faith that led to the meeting of her future husband, Charles Henning, at a Catholic Youth Organization meeting while Charles attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. After a long on-again, off-again courtship (including a later blind date), they were married at Sacred Heart Catholic church in Morrilton on Oct. 4, 1958.

Mary Katherine then began her life as an Air Force wife and homemaker, accompanying Charles to assignments in Louisiana, Colorado, Florida, Germany and finally back home to Arkansas at Little Rock Air Force Base.

Along the way, four children were born and raised in love and faith filled homes. They enjoyed close friendships at each location that lasted well beyond their time in the military.

Mary was a member of the LRAFB Catholic Chapel community during Charles’ military career and then St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Jacksonville following his retirement.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories and love, her husband of 56 years, Charles Henning; daughter Lisa Henning Raimondo and her husband Philip of Davidsonville, Md.; sons, Michael Henning and his wife Vickie Edwards of Hensley; David Henning and his wife Kimberly Gibson of Redfield; special daughter Angela Henning of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Anthony, Nicholas and Joseph Raimondo, Jonathon Henning, Ashley and her husband Michael Carpenter, and Hunter and Shawn Henning.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Sr. and Agnes Rohlman and brother Henry Rohlman Jr.

The family thanks all for the many prayers and support over the past weeks. Your prayers and support have strengthened us.

Thank you to Cindy Hibbs and Marilyn Evans for the loving care they provided to our mother and family.

Special thanks to the staff of Arkansas Hospice, St Vincent Medical North, Baptist Health Medical Center North Little Rock, North Metro Medical Center and St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital.

Memorials may be made to Pathfinders or St. Jude Catholic Church in Jacksonville.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Jacksonville with Father Andy Smith Officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Morrilton.

Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


William (Bill) M. Nichols, 84, of Jacksonville was called home to the Lord on Oct. 19 and joined his wife and best friend of 55 years, Priscilla M. Nichols.

He was born April 20, 1930, in Groton, N.Y., to the late Ambrose F.

Nichols and Laura G. Nichols.

He is survived by his sons, William L. Nichols and his wife Carole, and Douglas M. Nichols, and grandchildren, Andy and his wife Katie and Rachel Nichols.

Bill married his high school sweetheart, Priscilla, in 1952. He proudly served his country for 28 years in the Air Force flying B-25s, T-28s, C-47s, C-54s, C-119s, C-124s, AC-130s and C-130s.

Bill was stationed throughout the U.S., Europe and the Far East, including two tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired in Arkansas to a life of golf, fishing, gardening and church fellowship.

Bill was a wonderful, loving, caring, faithful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and Christian who put family, friends and God first. He will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the American Diabetes Association in Little Rock. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home and Crematory.


Lois Summerlin Dillon, 82, of Jacksonville was born March 11, 1932, and passed away Oct. 12.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Clara Goforth.

Survivors include a son, Keith Summerlin; grandchildren, Nikole, Eric and Aaron; great-granddaughter, Alison; siblings, Gary and Bob Goforth, Reba Summerlin, Myrtle Taylor and Barbara Pitts, several nieces and nephews.


Jessine Janelle Neemann, 54, of Cabot went to be with her Lord on Oct. 20 at her home. She was born April 18, 1960, to the late Jess Thompson and Ione Smith in Omaha, Neb.

She was also proceeded in death by her sister, Wendy Davidson.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Neemann, of Cabot; daughter Candice Hart of Cabot; son Luke Sanders and his wife Brandy of Cabot; two stepsons, Bobby Seroll of Riverview, Iowa, and Derek Neemann of Fremont, Neb.; stepdaughter Jamie Neemann of Newton, Kan.; sister Kay Rogers of Cabot; three brothers, Donnie Stevens of Story (Montgomery County), Vern Thompson of Fremont, Neb., Ralph Stevens of Texarkana, twelve grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be from noon till 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 with service to follow at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Cabot. Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.


Glenda Mae Baldwin, 79, of Cabot went to be with her Lord on Oct. 18 in Greystone Nursing and Rehab in Cabot.

She was born March 8, 1935, in Blytheville (Mississippi County) to the late Pink and Vice Dye Oswell.

Two brothers, Billy Gene Oswell and Earl Wayne Oswell, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughters, Doris Baldwin of Cabot and Joyce Cernicky of Chicago; a son, Ronny Baldwin of Cabot, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

The funeral was Oct. 21 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.


Rosemary Wood Johnson, 80, took her last big trip on Oct. 14.

She was born in Little Rock on Aug. 19, 1934, to the late Don Wood and Mary Ouletta Capello. At the age of 15, she was blessed to meet her lifelong partner, Gilbert E. (Buck) Johnson, and they were married on July 14, 1950. Together with love they grew the Johnson family.

She is survived by her husband; children, Gilbert D. Johnson of Fayetteville, Malinda Powell of Dardanelle, Carmella Patterson of Ward and Kirk Johnson of Clermont, Fla.; brother Randy Wood, and an aunt, Peggy Wood.

Over the years she became an amazing “nana” to her 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Johnson retired after many years of bookkeeping for Oaks Brothers. She spent her later years fishing, traveling and spending time with family and a lifelong friend who recently passed away, Joyce Henry.

She was a parishioner at St. Jude in Jacksonville. The family expresses its appreciation to the doctors and staff at Dr. Patel’s and Dr. Shaw’s office, as well as the members of her swim aerobics classes at the Lonoke and Cabot community centers for their continued prayers, encouragement and uplifting words during her extended battle with cancer.

Rosemary had an amazing spirit and faith. She will be missed by many.

Funeral Mass was held Oct. 17 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Jacksonville. The family asks memorial funds be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association to help fund research as her surviving husband continues his battles with the disease.

Arrangements were by Moore’s Funeral Home in Cabot.


Charlie Tumey, 59, of Hazen, passed away Oct. 17.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Thrift Tumey; daughter, Shawana Cessor and her husband Daniel of Hazen; three grandsons, T.J. Tumey and Tyler Cessor, both of Hazen, and Jacob Dexter of Lonoke; two granddaughters, Jessica Cessor of Hazen and Molly Brannon of Lonoke; a great-granddaughter, Serenity Orell of Lonoke; two sisters, Linda Lawson and Becky Moffett, both of Cabot, and numerous other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucille and Lester Tumey; son James Tumey and brother Derrell Tumey.

Charlie drove a truck for 40 years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed taking his grandchildren hunting and fishing, and supporting them in anyway he could.

The funeral was held Oct. 20 at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in Hazen Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.