July 31, 1940 – March 9, 2018
Ruth “Marie” Bergenstock, 77, of Van Buren, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at her home. She was born July 31, 1940 in Van Buren to the late James W. and Ola Mae Powell. She was a homemaker, and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Figure Five. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James Michael Ames, and a brother, Billy Jones.
She is survived by her husband, Ron Bergenstock of the home; a daughter, Patricia Anne Ames of Van Buren; a son, Joe Ames of Van Buren; stepchildren, Terri Dart of Rudy, Patricia Anne Carshall of Poteau, and Ronald Bergenstock, Jr. of Fort Smith; one grandchild, two great-grandchildren, and seven stepgrandchildren.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at the Fort Smith National Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.
Pallbearers will be Josh Freeman, Wayne Dinsmore, Billy Archer, Tommy Griffis, Bo Dinsmore, and Chris Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Kirby Smith and Don Glover.
The family will visit with friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.
- Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018
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