Patricia Irene Ribar

November 29, 1936June 9, 2018
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Patricia Irene Ribar, 81, of Rogers, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018. She was born November 29, 1936 in Plymouth, Michigan to the late John and Jessie Marie Nelson Wohn. For nearly 63 years she was the loving wife of Orin S. Ribar, who survives. Following graduation from Plymouth High School she began a career with Daisy Manufacturing where she met the love of her life. In 1958 Patricia, Orin and their 2 daughters relocated, with other Daisy families, to Rogers where she began a career of raising her family, caring for foster children and providing loving care to the many children that she babysat. She was a founding member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Rogers and a 43 year member of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers. Survivors include her children, Sherri Ribar (Lucy Little) of Sherwood, Lisa Pierce (David) of Texas and Steven Ribar (Dr. Brooke Bisbee) Ribar of Rogers; her grandchildren, Allyson and Jon Ribar of Rogers; her sisters, Deanna Vogras of Florida and Kay Rhudy (Bo) of Michigan; her brothers, John Wohn (Jackie) of Washington State and Ron Wohn (Joyce) of Alabama; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and more than 20 foster children she loved dearly. A Celebration of her Life will be at 2:00pm, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Peace Lutheran Church, 805 West Olrich in Rogers. Inurnment will be at a later date in Rogers Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Arkansas Children’s Northwest, 2601 Gene George Blvd, Springdale, AR 72762 or to the Peace Kids or Food Pantry programs of Peace Lutheran Church, 805 West Olrich, Rogers, AR 72756. Arrangements are under the care of Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers. Condolences may be expressed at

Ladies: The family requests that you wear a hat, if you like, in memory of Pat.


  • Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Patricia Irene Ribar

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Robert Jerore

December 11, 2018

I met Pat and her Husband Orin in 2002. My wife and I made a special trip to Rogers, Arkansas to research Daisy Air Rifles. Pat was a wonderful person who could make you feel as though you knew her forever. After that visit, we corresponded by Email, with bits and pieces of mutual interest and humor.

I recently learned of her passing, when an Email Christmas message returned indicating her passing. It was difficult to accept. With the knowledge of her death I wrote the following poem I would like to pass on to family and friends of family.

My Dear Friend

Many years have passed,
Filled with happiness and woe;
The LORD called upon you,
It was time to go.

Reluctant to leave family
You tried hard to stay,
Your grip slowly loosened,
As you slipped away.

I’m certain you were content,
A blessed calm upon your face.
Worries you may have had,
Then... had been erased.

You were a wonderful person
Many gave you their love;
As your spirit journeyed
To a wonderful place above.
“Dear LORD...receive her
She looked forward to the day,
To be welcomed to your kingdom
Where forever she will stay. “
Robert G. Jerore

Bob Cummings

June 29, 2018

They were friends of my parents, Bob and Dolly Cummings. We all came to Rogers in 1957. I recently have visited in 2007 and 2011 for Daisy functions. Always love visiting with Orin and Patt. We use to email each other catching up with the latest news. I will miss her and I pray for Orin and family.

Jona Burnett

June 18, 2018

I have many fond memories of Patt. Her and Orin took me several times to Lady Razorback games. She always had an encouraging word for me. When I became a mom myself she would always encourage me and comment on the kids whenever she saw me or sent a note on FB. We love you guys.

Lisa Pierce

June 14, 2018

Mom - I am so sad that I won't have my best friend anymore. I will miss our weekly Thurs/Fri phone calls. Of course, I will still call Daddy to check in on him as I know you would want me to do that. There are so many things I will miss not having you around to talk to. You and Daddy mean the world to me. I can't imagine the rest of my life without you. I knew this day would eventually come but I thought I would have many more conversations with you. I never would have thought that when I spoke to you on my birthday, that it would be the last time I would hear your voice. I would have told you so much more. I know you knew how much you meant to our whole family. You will be truly missed and as always.... I love you to the moon and back.


Pam Myers Bunch

June 11, 2018

The Ribar's were our neighbors for quite a few years, when we lived on Dixieland. I loved hanging out with Lisa and Sherri and would end up at their house on several occasions for lunch or dinner and Patt never complained about the crazy next door neighbor girl. (Or at least in ear shot). She was always cheery and had a twinkle in her eye. She loved her family and she loved life. My dad, my husband Jim and I saw her and Orin just about 3 weeks ago when we were at Golden Corral and we all got to visit with her. She said she loved going there on Sunday for brunch and it was another opportunity for her to wear one of her hats. That day it was a red one and it lit up her face - she was glowing. Clyde, Jim and I send our prayers to all of you, it's going to be hard the next few months. Please let me know if there is anything we can do. Love you! Pam (Myers) Bunch