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Rita Elizabeth Montgomery

Danville, AR, 1933 - 2022

Rita Elizabeth Montgomery, 89, passed from this life on October 8, 2022, peacefully at home in Danville. She was a devoted wife and mother.
Born on March 16, 1933, in Atkins, she was preceded in death by her husband and partner of 58 years, Jefferson Robert Montgomery; her parents, William Michael Kersten and Elizabeth Gunderman; and all of her 10 siblings.
Formerly of Fayetteville, she is survived by her four children, Jeffrey, Sheila, Melissa, and Diane, and their families, including many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The funeral mass will be Friday, December 30, at 10 a.m., with a celebration reception to follow, at the Church of the Assumption, 118 Avenue 3 NE in Atkins. A private interment will be held at a later date when she will be laid to rest with her husband at the National Cemetery in Fayetteville.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Church of the Assumption, P.O. Box 337, Atkins, Ark., 72823, or the Alzheimer's Association, 11300 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite 200, Little Rock, Ark., 72212.
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Published December 18, 2022

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