Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home and Crematory

3800 West Walnut, PO Box 328, Rogers, AR


Phone: 479-636-2412

Wyonia Jean Soper

Springdale, AR

1933 - 2012

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Published: November 8, 2012

Wyonia Jean Soper, 79, of Springdale, Ark., passed away Nov. 3, 2012, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the Stewardson Seventh-day Adventist Church, 206 W. Main, Stewardson, IL 62463. Burial will follow in the Lower Ash Grove Cemetery in Strasburg, Ill. Memorial contributions may be made to the 3-ABN Christian network or to the family.

Wyonia was born Aug. 3, 1933, in Trowbridge, Ill., to parents Irvin 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, Kan. 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 is survived by her husband, Ron Soper of Springdale, Ark.; daughter, Patsy J. Towar and husband, Elder Dan Towar, of Grand Lodge, Mich., and Debra Weber and husband, Ralph, of Springdale, Ark.; son, Timothy D. Sheets of Callao, Va.; eight grandchildren, Dallas, Wesley and Tim Clow, Hiedi Martin, Melanie Goetz, 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 by her parents; sister's family, Doug, Wilma and Donnie Decker; and father-in-law, Clayton H. Soper Sr.

Wyonia was an avid gardener. She loved traveling to see her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting and weaving rugs and will be missed by all. She went to sleep in the blessed hope of Christ soon returned at the Circle of Life Hospice Home in Springdale, Ark.

There is an online guest book to sign at

She rests peacefully awaiting the call of the Life Giver.

Arrangements are with Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home of Rogers.

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