Wednesday, December 19, 2012

One-time Cassville resident, Velma Ferne (Mrs. B. R.) Wiseman, 88, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark.

She was born in Artesia, N.M., in 1924 to the late Lewis and Ursula (Hunt) Rowland. She grew up in New Mexico and in Cassville. She was a graduate of Cassville High School. For many years, her parents owned and operated the Rowland's Dry Goods on the Cassville square.

In 1942, she married Billy (Bill) Roberts Wiseman.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Mountain Home, Ark.

Survivors include: her four children, Michael Wiseman, of Arlington, Va.; Joyce Wiseman, of Mountain Home, Ark., Tim Wiseman, of Greenville, N. C., and Jennifer Wiseman, of Reisterstown, Md.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.