Sunday, Nov 22, 2015
March 16, 1919 - November 09, 2015
Ara Mae Calhoun, 96, of Bella Vista, Arkansas died Monday, November 09, 2015. She was born March 16, 1919 in Castle, Oklahoma to the late Charles and Mallie (Gladden) Craig.
She moved to Bella Vista from Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1974. Ara Mae and her husband were charter members of First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista.
She is survived by her loving husband of 79 years, Wayne E. Calhoun, SR; sons, Wayne E. Calhoun, JR (Linda) of Bella Vista, Arkansas and Charles E. Calhoun (Mary) of Denton, Texas; four grandchildren, Kelley Bowers, Patrick Calhoun, Charles Calhoun, JR, Laurie England; 10 great grandchildren and 7 great, great grandchildren.
A Memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 22, 2015. Pastor Jaimie Alexander will officiate. A second memorial service will be held in Tulsa, OK at a later date.
Burial will be at the V.A. National Cemetery, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive, Bella Vista, AR 72715.
Arrangements are entrusted to Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, Arkansas. On-line condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com