Marie Rosa Benedicta Elser, 99, of Barling passed away Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Van Buren. She was born Jan. 12, 1918, in Altus. She was a retired supervisor for South Central Bell Telephone Company. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Katharina (Huck) Elser; four sisters, Ida Rofkahr, Sophia Fargo, Katherine Mary Eschbach and Rosa Mille; and three brothers, Jacob Elser, William Elser and Leo Elser. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crocheting and embroidering.

Funeral Mass was Nov. 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altus with Reverend Hugh Assenmacher, OSB, officiating, with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Altus under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

Pallbearers were Glenn Hoffsommer, Dave Mille, Bobby Scaggs, Brandon Scaggs, Larry Schumacher and Tim Schumacher.

Honorary pallbearers were Mike Carmack, John Eschbach, Mason Lovell, James Rofkahr, Mike Rofkahr, Dan Elser, Ron Lovell, Richard Mille, Jim Rofkahr and Kenneth Wormke.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 5118 Saint Mary’s Lane, Altus, AR 72821.

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