Obituary - Oct. 1, 2016

Barbara Ann Pirpich, 50, of Van Buren died Sept. 28, 2016. She was born Dec. 25, 1965, in Los Angeles. She was a registered dental hygienist and was of the Lutheran faith.

She is survived by her companion, Tina Martin; one daughter, Mandy Roy of Fort Smith; one son, Gunnar Pirpich of Poteau; her father, Jack Bernard of Cedarville; her mother, Mary Beck of Fort Smith; one sister, Julie Queener of Maysville, Okla.; two brothers, Jack Bernard of Van Buren and James Bernard of Greenwood; and one grandchild.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Midland. Arrangements are under the direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith.