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Joanne Bottom Reber

Joanne Bottom Reber, 77 of Russellville, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville, Arkansas.  She was born December 3, 1941 in Washington County, Kentucky to Charlie Bottom and Etta Mae Carpenter. She was preceded in death by parents; sisters, Francis Neeley, Amy Brumlow; brother, Willie Bottom.

She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Richard Reber; sister, Ruth Pierce, Clearwater, FL;  several nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Joanne was a member of the Jehovah's Witness for over 35 years.  Joanne served people by being a Registered Nurse for over 40 years.  After retirement, she loved animals, especially spending time with her goats.

Her graveside funeral service will be 1pm, Friday, January 25, 2019 at Beach Grove Cemetery, Perryville, KY, under the direction of Walden Funeral Home.  Local arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. 

Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com and www.waldenfh.com

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I am so sorry for your loss. I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Joann when I was very young at St Marys. I consider her a mentor and friend. Please know I am thinking of you at this difficult time.

vickey freeman kirkemier Feb 18 2019 12:00 AM

Richard: Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss of Joanne. Whenever I light up the wood stove, I often think of the pleasant times at your farm or at work. Joannes witty remarks and watching you all as a couple, influenced me to be a better person.
As that same old wood stove today warms my body, I offer a silent prayer to you with a sincere heart.

Stephen Kaufmann Jan 24 2019 12:00 AM

Richard, I am so very sorry. Loved the many years working with you both. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Cindy Lombardi Musgrave Jan 24 2019 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. What an amazing lady you had there. She will be greatly missed and you will remain in my prayers.
Melanie Elmore

Melanie Elmore Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have only wonderful memories of Joanne, her goats and her love for people as a nurse. My heart breaks for you. Mat God's loving hands hold you close during this time.

William Scott Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM