Nilda Joven Timbs, 81, of Van Buren died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. She was born May 18, 1935, in Cotobato, Philippines. She was a college level educator.

 She is survived by her husband, John; and a brother, Dr. Pedro Joven MD.

 Rosary was Dec. 27 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Chapel. Funeral mass was Dec. 28 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Van Buren. The body was cremated.

 Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 421 Towson Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901; or to Valley Springs Health and Rehabilitation, 228 W. Pointer Trail, Van Buren, AR 72956.