Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

November 16, 2012

Wyonia Soper


Effingham Daily News

SPRINGDALE, ARK. —     Wyonia Jean Soper, 79, of Springdale, Ark., passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale, Ark.

    Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Stewardson Seventh Day Adventist Church, 206 W. Main, Stewardson. Burial will be in the Lower Ash Grove Cemetery, Strasburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the 3-ABN Christian network or to the family. Online condolences may be left at Bentoncountymemorialpark.com. Arrangements are with Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home of Rogers, Ark.

    Wyonia was born Aug. 3, 1933, in Trowbridge, to parents, Ervin and Fern Figgins. She worked as an LPN for many years at the Hinsdale and Shelbyville Hospitals and many nursing homes in Illinois and Kansas. Wyonia was a member of the Gentry, Ark. Seventh Day Adventist Church as well as the church in West Lenexa. She was united in marriage to Ronald Lee Soper on Nov. 18, 1973, and they enjoyed 39 years of marriage. Wyonia had a great love for her Lord. Wyonia was an avid gardener. She loved traveling to see her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed croqueting and weaving rugs and will be missed by all.She rests peacefully awaiting the call of the Life Giver.

    Wyonia is survived by her husband Ron Soper of Springdale, Ark.; daughters, Patsy J. Towar and husband and Elder, Dan Towar of Grand Ledge, Mich., and Debra F . Weber and husband, Ralph, of Springdale, Ark.; son, Timothy D. Sheets of Callao, Va.; eight grandchildren, Dallas, Wesley and Tim Clow, Hiedi Martin, Melanie Gotz, Kirsten Huffman, Jason and Timothy Sheets; brothers, Wayne and Wendell Figgins; great-grandchildren, Elijah and Moriah Martin and Harper and Jackson Clow; and several nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death her parents; sister, Wilma Decker; and father in law, Clayton Soper Sr.