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Rhetta Cooper

Rhetta  Cooper, 69 of Russellville, Arkansas, passed away Monday, August 22, 2022 at the Arkansas River Valley Hospice Home in Russellville.   She was born May 5, 1953 in Caroutherville, Missouri to Burl and Sybil Emerson.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ricky Emerson. 

She  is survived by her husband, Garry Cooper; four children, Julie Dale, Will Cooper, Alec Armstrong, Lauren Armstrong; grandchildren, Hallie Mosley, Caleb Keele; four great grandchildren,  as well as several other family and friends.  

Rhetta retired from the Pope County Health Department as a secretary.  She was a member of Crow Mountain Baptist Church.   She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. 

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.  There are no services planned at this time. 

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


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Garry - you are in our thoughts and prayers in the passing of Rhetta. We look forward to our renunion together again with her in the Throne Room of Paradise not many days hence.

Rick Smith Aug 25 2022 9:57 AM

Very sorry to read of your loss, Will.

Jayne Sewell Aug 23 2022 12:34 PM

Rhetta and I shared too many laughs to count while working. She was so much fun and loved deeply. I know her passing will leave a big hole in all of her friends and families hearts. Prayers for you all

Stephanie Ramey Aug 23 2022 11:27 AM

I am so sorry to hear this. Friend and classmate. Church member with her brother. So sad to be back in touch and both gone. Please know I am praying for family!

Charles D. Gunn (Toddy) Aug 23 2022 12:07 AM

Will, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers Rhonda Rodgers

Rhonda Rodgers Aug 22 2022 10:29 PM