September 28, 1932 – October 12, 2019
Orpha Rea Wardlaw of Maysville passed away on October 12, 2019. She was born on September 28, 1932 in Ripley, Oklahoma to the late Zack and Elsie Arnold, and raised in Cushing, Oklahoma.
Orpha was a gifted pianist who played for the Maysville Bible Church, where she was a member for over 60 years. She also was a popular piano accompanist for many organizations and events in Maysville and the surrounding area. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, former Nebo Chapter 195.
Her survivors include her daughters Eva Rea Fincher and husband Stephen of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Christi Lewis and husband John of North Little Rock, Arkansas, and Ellen Harris and husband Steve of Ponca City, Oklahoma; sister Eva Jo Pettigrew and husband Paul; grandchildren Daniel Schnack, Jeremy Schnack, Selena Rea Fincher, Zack Fincher; great-grandchildren Aubree Schnack and Rylee Schnack; nieces Leslie Petty Hall and Paula Jo Pettigrew Payne, and nephew Neil Pettigrew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Arthur Wardlaw; sister-in-law Ruth Petty; and nephew, Bryce Petty.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17 at Callison-Lough Funeral Home in Bentonville. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at Maysville Bible Church. Burial will follow in Maysville Cemetery.
- Steve Walker, Senior Pallbearer
- Daniel Schnack, Pallbearer
- Jeremy Schnack, Pallbearer
- Alan Thomason, Pallbearer
- Larry Thomason, Pallbearer
- Don Tucker, Pallbearer
- Wayne Shook, Pallbearer
- Paul Pettigrew, Honorary Pallbearer
- Neil Pettigrew, Honorary Pallbearer
- Alan Wheeler, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Thursday, October 17, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, October 18, 2019