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2019 News of Members and Their Families

11/10/19: Kathy Dinwoodie returned home today with some medication for minor health issues. Thx for keeping her in your thoughts and prayers.

11/9/19: Please keep Kathy Dinwoodie in your thoughts and prayers as she was taken to the hospital in Fayetteville this afternoon. No other information is available at this time.

11/7/19: A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted for Mary Teller on Saturday, November 23, at 1:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista. A private burial will be before the service at the Bella Vista Memorial Garden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista or Hope Cancer Resources, Springdale. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

11/6/19: Mary Teller passed away this morning after a long battle with cancer. A service will be held in Bella Vista and she will be buried next to her late husband. The arrangements and date have yet to be determined. Keep Mary and her family in your prayers.

10/30/19: Cards would be appreciated and may be sent to former member Mary Teller at: Mary Teller, 7400 S. Louise Ave., Room 233, Sioux Falls, SD 57108.

10/26/19: A note from Peggy Crabtree: Recently, Russ and I lost our only son, Brent, quite unexpectedly, due to complications of diabetes. He lived and worked in Overland Park, KS and his son is planning a celebration of life at a later date in Overland Park. We simply want to thank the ladies of the WGC for their outpouring of sympathy and encouragement at this profoundly, devastating time for us. 
Blessings,
Russ & Peg Crabtree

10/23/19: A note from Biddy: Lots of love to all the WGC ladies. I would like to take this moment to express how much all the cards meant to me for my birthday. The rehab mail station has been like shocked. I will keep them forever. 🥰 
Also the picture that you did of lots of you making the heart ️ sign is priceless and hangs in our room.
And then how you have uplifted my Tom with all your love, cards, prayers, is beyond any ones belief.
I just really don’t know how to tell you thank you thank you thank you. For you to really know how thankful we are. You are OUR ROCK ALONG WITH OUR GOD. Hit them long and straight.
One more thing. Thank GOD everyday for what you have and enjoy.

10/21/19: Former member Sarah Prazak passed away on October 21. The memorial service will be held on Monday, October 28, at 10:30 at Highlands Church. Please continue to lift her family up in prayer. Cards may be sent to: Robert Prazak, 51 May Ln, Bella Vista, AR 72715

10/9/19: Peggy Crabtree's son passed away yesterday unexpectedly. Please keep Peggy in your thoughts and prayers as this is a tough time for her. Cards would be appreciated.

10/4/19: Tom Pyle arrived in Austin, TX for rehab! Cards and letters can be sent to: 
St David’s Rehabilitation Hospital 
c/o Tom Pyle
1005 E 32nd Street
Room 418
Austin TX 78705

For updates on Tom and Biddy, click here to go to their CaringBridge website.

10/3/19: Update on Sarah Prazak: She has been moved to Legacy Circle of Life in Bentonville. She is in room 222. Visitors are welcome.

10/1/19: Sarah Prazak is at Circle of Life in Springdale. Visitors are welcome.

9/27/19: Former member Sarah Prazak has been diagnosed with a fast moving cancer. She is going to be moved to Hospice as soon as they can get her in. Please continue to lift her and her family up in prayer.

9/25/19:  Biddy Pyle's husband Tom had a bicycle accident this morning near Compton Gardens. He went over the front handlebars and landed in a ditch by the path. Per Biddy, MRIs are good but he has hemorrhage/contusion on his neck. Tomorrow he will have surgery to place rods and screws. Right now he cannot move his arms or legs so they have to get the pressure off. She said they will be taking it one day at a time.  Our prayers and thoughts are with the Pyle family.

9/9/19: Sandy Casebolt fell yesterday and is in Mercy Hospital with possible internal injuries. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Cards would also be appreciated.

9/9/19: Linda Smith was hospitalized at Mercy last Wednesday, the 4th, with a bleeding ulcer. Cards, thoughts, and prayers would be appreciated.

9/3/19: Karen Owen's husband is home after a brief hospitalization for some health issues. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

8/29/19: Steve Morrow (Allen's Food Manager) expressed his appreciation for the card the WGC sent to him on the passing of his brother, as well as expressions to him from many of our members. It really meant a lot to him!

8/26/19: We would like to give a big Welcome Back to Anne McClintock as her health issues continue to improve! We are so glad that you are feeling better and able to rejoin the WGC!!

8/26/19: Rosalie Dragland will be heading back up to Mayo Clinic on September 11th for a pain management review. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers for travel safety and solutions.

8/15/19: Gayle Placial had surgery on Wednesday and "the largest stone was crunched up. A stent was inserted so the fragments will pass." Continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers for quick healing. Cards can be sent to her home.

8/12/19: Judy Hudson fell on #1 at Highlands over the weekend, hurt her shoulder, and broke her nose. WGC wishes her a speedy healing and recovery.

8/12/19: Please keep Gayle Placial in your thoughts and prayers as she is dealing with kidney stones.

8/11/19: Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Bonnie Crow as her father passed away early Friday morning.
His funeral will be Saturday, Aug 17th, in Kansas. No other details are available at this time. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

8/10/19: We just received word that Steve Morrow's (Allen's Food Manager) brother passed away. Steve has been a Major Sponsor and friend to the WGC for many years. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

8/8/19:  Our thoughts and prayers are with Myrlene Zimmerman and her husband Dennis who had quadruple bypass surgery today!  We wish Dennis a quick recovery ... but rest is also appropriate!!!

8/2/19: Sher Barns' mom was returned to the nursing home for continued care. The Dr. did not feel hospice was appropriate at this point. Continued prayers are appreciated.

8/1/19: Please continue to keep Sher Barns' mom in your thoughts and prayers as she is back in the hospital with congestive heart failure. The family will be making some tough decision regarding her care and placement. Sher will also be traveling back up to Iowa in the near future. Thank you for all of your thoughts, cards, and prayers!

7/18/19: Sher Barns is still in Iowa and reports that her mom was moved to a nursing home today, awaiting a spot at the Iowa Vet's Home. She has recovered from her pneumonia and now has a boot on for her fractured ankle. Prayers are appreciated for continued improvement.

7/13/19: Please keep Sher Barns and her family in your thoughts and prayers as she has traveled to Iowa to be with her mom who is in the hospital. She fell and has also had some recent heart damage. Thanks!

6/28/19:  From Amy Parker ... Thank you ladies. I'm so sorry I missed all the fun, but the flowers are gorgeous. They truly boosted my spirits.

6/27/19: Amy Parker fell on Wednesday and after a visit to the ER, was unable to play in the Firecracker today. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Cards can be sent to her home.

6/21/19: Just received word that Carol Irvin is now home! Cards can be sent to her home address at 6 Melbourne Dr., BV 72714.

6/19/19: Carol Irvin is still in the Ozark Community Hospital, Room 323. Visitors and cards would be appreciated. Cards can be sent to the hospital or to her home at 6 Melbourne Dr., BV 72714 (a friend will pick up her mail and deliver to her at the hospital). Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

6/8/19: Former member Sally Longbine Wirth passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at the age of 92.

  6/7/19: In Memory of Gloria McDevitt who passed on Friday, May 17, 2019. We will miss her. 

5/19/19: Updated info on Gloria McDevitt from her daughter, Susan: "WE ARE HAVING MOM'S "SERVICE" IN HAWAII. WE HAVE ALREADY MADE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS AS SHE HAD DIRECTED US TO DO AFTER PASSING. THE BEST WAY TO "HONOR" HER IS TO RAISE A GLASS OR TWO, EVEN THREE ON SOME OCCASIONS, AND REMEMBER THE "SWEET" PERSON SHE WAS."

5/17/19: It is with great sadness that we received the news that our friend and fellow member Gloria McDevitt passed away this morning. There will be no service per her request. Cards may be sent to the family at: 58 Taylor Dr., BV,72714. Please continue to keep her family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

5/10/19: We just learned that Claudia Kimmel's ex-daughter-in-law (just 36 years old) passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday. No other information is available. Please keep Claudia and the family in your thoughts and prayers.

5/10/19: Gloria McDevitt was recently diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor, and has returned home with hospice. Her daughter, Susan, reports that she is "comfortable" and "hanging in there for now, resting, etc. Talking is difficult for her at this time." They request no visitors, but Susan is available (253-224-0391) if you would like more info and closure. Cards may be sent to: 58 Taylor Dr., BV,72714. Please keep Gloria and her family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

5/4/19: Marilyn Garris's brother-in-law passed away yesterday. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers for travel safety and comfort during this time.

4/19/19: Just learned that Jan Vogel's brother passed away. Please be in prayer for her and the family.

4/8/19: Carol Irvin is in the Ozark Community Hospital, Room 323, after a recent fall at home. Visitors and cards would be appreciated. Cards can be sent to the hospital or to her home at 6 Melbourne Dr., BV 72714 (a friend will pick up her mail and deliver to her at the hospital). Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

3/30/19: Update for Sher Barns: Her husband, Jim, was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon after a repair for intestinal bleeding. "Thank you so much for all your prayers! Also, a special thanks to Sue Jacobson and Marianne Smyth for helping out with the website during such a busy time!"

3/28/19:  Linda Roberts thanks the WGC members for their love ... from Linda, "I'm overwhelmed by all of the love, support, prayers and cards from my friends in the BVWGC over the loss of my daughter, Shelly.  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart."

3/27/19:  Sher Barns is at Mercy Hospital with her husband Jim who was taken there by ambulance this morning.  He will remain in the hospital until tests are completed.  Prayers for a speedy recovery would be appreciated. 

3/16/19: Linda Roberts left Bella Vista on Monday to be with her very ill daughter, Shelly Glyn Wilson, in McKinney, Texas. Shelly passed away last night (March 15th) at 5:30 PM. Sympathy and prayers go to Linda and her family.

3/5/19: Cards can be sent to Mary Teller at: 7400 S. Louise Avenue, Room #105, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

2/26/19: We have been informed that former member Mary Alice Gardner passed away. No other information is available at this time. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

2/22/19: Update on Mary Teller: She will be discharged from Apple Creek on March 1st and will be moving to an assisted living facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to be closer to family. We will provide an address where you can send cards as soon as available.

2/5/19: Sandy Gibbs continues to recover from her knee surgery. Let's let her know we're thinking of her by sending cards her way!

2/5/19: We received news that Anne McClintock is having some health issues. Please let her know you are thinking of her by showering her with cards and prayers.

2/4/19: Update: Mary Teller is doing pretty good and starting therapy. You can send cards to her at: Apple Creek in Centerton, 1570 West Centerton Blvd., Room 130, Centerton, AR.

2/1/19: Update: Mary Teller is "doing okay," according to her daughter, Shelley. They are transferring her to Apple Creek Nursing and Rehab, in Centerton, for now, and her disposition is good!

1/27/19:  Just received notice this morning that Iris Anderson fell 3 weeks ago and broke her wrist. No other information was available.

1/17/19:  Update: Mary Teller has been moved from ICU and is doing better. It looks like they will be sending Mary to Health South in Fayetteville before long. Good place! If you want to send a card then send it to Mary’s home address. Shelley will be here most of the time which is wonderful that she could be here for her Mom. She might have to go back for a couple of weeks as long as Mary will be there at Health South. Shelley will be home with her for at least a month or so.

1/16/19: We have just received an email stating the following:  "In case you haven't heard, former long time member, Mary Teller is in ICU at Mercy. Her daughter, Shelley, called the ambulance on the 14th because of high fever and extreme pain. Shelley and Doug are there from SD and will be staying for a few more days. We think Mary is in Mercy 432. Please keep Mary in your prayers."

1/16/19: Roxiann Dwyer had surgery on the knuckle of her left thumb approximately 2 weeks ago.  This reporter has been out of town and out of touch.  Apologies to Roxiann and WGC members.  Please keep Roxiann in your thoughts for a quick and painless healing.

1/2/19:  Marilyn Fabits sends profound thanks for the many calls, notes and cards her WGC friends have given her.  Your support has been very much appreciated.!!!

12/31/18:  Our friend Carol Irvin let us know that her companion, Sharon, passed away after a short illness. Please let Carol know our hearts are saddened by the loss of her dear friend and keep her in your thoughts and prayers.





For TLC information from previous years, go to About Us and then Club History by Year and select the year you want.  Check that yearly site's TLC page.