of Conway, AR
October 18, 1936 - January 12, 2021
Barbara Jean Riedmueller Nabholz, of Conway, was born on October 18, 1936 and went to be with her Lord on January 12, 2021.Born the first of six children of Teresa and George Riedmueller, Barbara Jean grew up working in her daddy's grocery store in Morrilton, Arkansas. She attended Sacred Heart High School and then St. Vincent Nursing School. She met the love of her life at a CYO dance at Sacred Heart Church, Thomas Julian Nabholz from Conway. They were married after Tom's return from the Army in 1956 and never looked back. Barbara Jean also fell in love with the Conway community where she became very active. She and Tom were members of St. Joseph Catholic Church and School where they would raise and educate their four children. She was a founding Board member of Toad Suck Daze, a Board member of the Salvation Army Conway Senior Citizen Center, Friends of AETN, and a lifetime member of Conway Junior Auxiliary. She was President of Conway City Beautiful, a member of the Conway Chamber of Commerce, Conway High School Rodeo Association, and St. Joseph Christian Mothers. She was proud to be a member of the Lost Mountain Group.She is welcomed to paradise by her parents; her husband of 64 wonderful years; and her brothers, George Riedmueller, Jr. and Jim Riedmueller, Sr; and her brother-in-law, Terry Lynch. We can only imagine the celebration.She left behind, for now, four children. Michelle Ellis (Henry) of Myrtle Beach, SC, Marisa Nabholz of Bella Vista, Melinda Smith (Ed) currently of Conway, and Tommy Nabholz, Jr. (Beth) of Conway. She'll be missed by her six grandchildren, Dusty Pappas (Christina) of Conway, Harrison Hatfield of Denver, Caroline Hatfield of Detroit, and Sloane Nolan, Mac Nabholz, and Patrick Nabholz, all of Conway. She had two step-grandchildren for 23 years, Lauren Lawson (John) of Pine Bluff and Alex Smith (Rachel) of Little Rock. She loved her great grands, Kaitlyn Pappas and Lexie Pappas, and her four step-greats, Hallie and Ella Lawson, Annie Smith and Landon Slye.Also celebrating her life are her siblings, Elaine Riedmueller Lynch of Fort Smith, Lori Riedmueller Beck (David) of St. Vincent, and Charles Riedmueller (Jan) of Bella Vista. And sisters-in-law, Marilyn Riedmueller and Claudia Riedmueller. And we dare not miss all her many, many nieces and nephews and their families.Just as much family were Ola McGee, Carolyn McCray, Stephanie Jones and Nasha Scott who not only cared for Barbara Jean like the rest of us but genuinely cared for her physically during her last years. And a special thanks to Arkansas Hospice as well.Barbara loved the Razorbacks, tailgating, hosting parties for any reason, cooking, traveling the world with Tom, and simply enjoying life. She was truly the matriarch of her family, whom she was fully devoted to in every way. The family is so comforted to know that Barbara Jean and Tom are once again reunited. They could never be apart, and now they never will again.A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Conway under the direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Conway.Pallbearers will be Harrison Hatfield, Dusty Pappas, Mac Nabholz, Patrick Nabholz, Alex Stern and Marshall Moon.Honorary Pallbearers will be Caroline Hatfield, Sloane Nolan, Bill Beck and all of Mrs. Nabholz's nieces and nephews.
I am sad, but I am happy looking back at your life with Tom and your children and grands. You were very blessed and blessed the lives of many others. You and tom always shared your love for each other with your friends and all of the community! Yes, both of you were blessed! May God grant you into eternity with all of his children!
Marisa and family..sending ya’ll peace and prayers in the loss of your sweet mother Barbara Jean...such fun times I had @ your house growing up.May all your treasured memories of her bring ya’ll comfort and sustain ya’ll ... God Bless you all.... Janet Freyburger Steele
So sorry for your loss. Keeping all of the family in our prayers. Patricia and Tom Walsh
So sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏼
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God give you comfort and peace.
Sweet Mrs. Barbara Jean my client & beautiful friend. My Deepest Condolences to the family. Love Ola Mcgee
I did not know your mom, Marisa, but you talked about her a lot. She was a wonderful lady. My prayers are with you and your family.
Marissa, sending my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. My prayers are with you all!
It’s sort of a time to be happy, that Barbara Jean and Tom are “TOGETHER AGAIN”. I’ll always have good memories of them sitting on DoDo’s front porch swing, with the trellis behind them and the sweet smell of honeysuckle vines, holding hands and adoring each other. I was very young and would sneak a peek, and run away giggling . Looking forward to a K & B reunion in heaven. Love and peace,
Marisa, you were my first friend when I came to Conway. Your mother was so sweet and kind to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom was very lucky to have such a devoted family.Jamey Rowland
Growing up, Mr. Tom and Barbara Jean was always a part of my childhood up to being an adult. I know her and momma solved lots of the world’s problems in the salon all those years. She was such a sweet friend to Mom and I know she will be missed by many! The last 30 something years I have seen Barbara Jean several times a week. And enjoyed all the lessons she has given me on cooking and life in general. There were many times I would call to ask her a cooking question and she would always have the answer. Gonna miss our weekly visits. So so sorry for your loss. Just hold on the memories of your momma being such a bubbly, sweet & loving person! Praying for you guys! Love to all! ❤️Kevin & Tonya MoixJoAnn MitchellSawyer & Hannah Garrett, Mallory, Carley Ann & Caroline
Sending my thoughts and prayers to each of you! I remember such special times with our parents!💕
Tommy,Prayers to you and the rest of the family. May God provide you all peace and comfort.
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May our Lord surround you with peace and comfort.
Barbar will be greatly missed. I enjoyed the parties and gatherings while at Nabholz Supply. She was a gracious host and made all feel welcome. The reunion of Barbara and Tom is most likely a grand one. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. God Bless You all.
Sending love and hugs. Your Mom was a sweetheart.
Tommy, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a lovely lady. I hope you find comfort in your memories and knowing that she is not alone.
So sorry to hear of Barbara Jean's passing. She was a great cook and gracious host. I enjoyed working for the family and have many fond memories! I'm sure Tom had a big smile as he was waiting her arrival.
We have lost a great community pillar. Our prayers go out to her family.
What a beautiful tribute to B!! She loved big and was loved big in return! She and Tom have been dancing from the moment they met and now are dancing as soon as she reached the pearly gates. Blessed to have known them both. Love to you all!! XO, Iboo
We’re very sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you and your family.