Rita Cole, 49, a resident of Prairie Grove, died Saturday, August 7, 2004 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born May 25, 1955 in Pampa to Wayne and Mary A. Winstead Howell. She was a Customer Service Representtive for Harp's Food Stores, Inc. She lived in the area for three years after moving from Bellville. She was a substitute teacher working with Special Education Classes in Bellville. She enjoyed riding horses, landscape painting and enjoyed spending time wit her family. She was preceded in death by her father on January 1, of 2004. Survivors include her husband Danny Cole of the home to whom she married, April 13, 1975; two sons, Glendon Wayne Cole and wife Misty of Brenham, and Brent Allen Cole of Prairie Grove; her mother Mary Howell of Huntsville; three sisters, Julie Mulcare of Kennelon, New Jersey, Joan Walker of Rogers, Arkansas and Kay Schroeder of Corpus Christi; and one granddaughter, Mallory Verlin Cole of Brenham. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tontitown with Msgr. James Mancini officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Tontitown. Visitation was on Tuesday, August 10 at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale, Arkansas from 4 until 8 p.m. The family received friends on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 1251 N. Shiloh, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Rosary services were at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Sisco Funeral Chapel, Springdale, Arkansas.
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