Darlene Jean Wales, 92, of Bella Vista, Ark. died Easter Sunday morning, April 16, 2017 in Bentonville, Ark. She was born February 22, 1925 in Nevada, Iowa to Elmer Stalhman and Bertha Rogers Stalhman. She was a successful business woman, elementary school teacher and talented musician. Darlene was a great joke and story teller; had a rich, full life and was very much loved by her family and friends. She was a faithful member of Bella Vista Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Charles Harold Moore; her second husband, Leo A. Wales and one sister. Darlene is survived by two children, son, Jim Moore and wife, Phyllis of Gentry, Ark.; daughter, Dottie Dickson of Jane, Mo.; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., April 19, 2017 at the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista with the Rev. Dennis Ritche officiating. Burial will follow at the Pineville Cemetery in Pineville, Mo. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services of Rogers. Words of comfort may be expressed at stockdalefuneral.com.
Published April 18, 2017