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Submitted: 6/4/22 • Approved: 6/6/22 • Last Updated: 6/9/22 • R1435512-G1435511-S3
July 16, 1943 - February 1, 2014
Benton County Daily Record
Friday, February 7, 2014
BELLA VISTA — Nora Louise Gratzl, 70, of Bella Vista., Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at home with her husband at her side. She Was born on July 16, 1943, in Bartlesville, Okla., to Sherman and Katherine Hauser, and later adopted by Charles and Hazel Stratton of Copan, Okla.
She moved to Bella Vista in 1995 from Columbus, Neb. She was a special education paraprofessional in Bentonville and Decatur schools until she retired. She had a fond love of helping special-needs children. She was an active member and the historian of the Village Baptist Church. She was an avid scrapbooker, loved to travel with her husband, with whom she traveled to 45 states.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur "Joe" Gratzl of Bella Vista, Ark.; two daughters, Jan Gratzl of Rogers, Ark., and Danette "Didi" Roche and husband, Bill, of Weisbaden, Germany; two grandsons, Jeffrey Roche and Colin Roche; brothers and sisters, Debbie Eddy, Bonnie Tullock, John Jones and Hank Van Slyke.
A memorial service will be held for her at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Village Baptist Church in Bella Vista, with the Rev. Dr. Bill Bowen.
Arrangements are by the Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, Ark.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Village Baptist Church, 380 Glasgow Road, Bella Vista, AR 72715.
Online condolences may he made at www.funeralmation.com.
Married June 10, 1963
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