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Bonnie Faye Ripper-Collie Barrett

Cabot, AR, 1938 - 2019

Bonnie Faye Ripper-Collie Barrett of Cabot, Ark., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Dewey and Cassie Emma Darby Long of Moro, Ark. She was born July 12, 1938 in Palestine. She grew up in both Palestine and Moro; graduating from Moro High School in 1956. Prior to retiring from the United States Corp of Engineers, Real Estate Division, and the IRS; she has worked at the Adjutant General's Office at Camp Robinson. She was a member of Cabot First Baptist Church and loved her church, even though accidents and illness made it impossible for her to attend the last few years.
Bonnie is survived by her children, Ricky (Cheryl) Ripper of North Little Rock; Karen (Carl) Henrichs of Cabot. Her three grandchildren, April Teoulet (Julien), Nicholas (Marinajo), and Chase (Emily) Henrichs. The joys of her life her three great-grandchildren; Ava Cheadle, Kullen and Maverick Henrichs, and her great grand dog Sable. Her best friend, sister, and only surviving sibling, Betty Sue (James) Umfress of Yuma, Ariz. Bonnie's constant and loyal companion "BUBBA" will miss her dearly. There are many nieces and nephews also. Kailynn Sierra Henrichs, her great-granddaughter met Nanny Bonnie at the gates of heaven. Bonnie was predeceased by William Ripper, the father of her children, Don Collie Sr., and Anthony Charles Barrett. Her six brothers; R.C., Buddy, Joe Dean, Kenneth, her twin Ronnie, and A.D. Jr. and two sisters, Vivian and Doris, predeceased her. Mom's desire was for a graveside service only and we will be honoring those wishes. Therefore, there will be no visitation. Services will be held at Posey Cemetery on Wednesday, August, 21 at 10 a.m. We would like to thank all of the nursing staff, doctors, therapists, and sitters, who cared for our mom at Baptist SpringHill, UAMS, and especially CHI/St. Vincent's. We could not have made it through mom's illness and made the decisions that had to be made without your compassion and knowledge. Dr. Bean we appreciate all that you tried to do for mom. Mom, we will always love you and miss you very much. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Arkansas Children's Hospital NICU. You can sign the Guestbook at

Published August 18, 2019

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