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Rita Sherlene Harris


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Rita Sherlene Harris Obituary
Rita Sherlene Harris, 69

Rita Sherlene (Hendricks) Harris, age 69, of Benton, AR passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant, AR.

She was born July 25, 1947 in Little Rock, AR and was a member of the last graduating class of Mabelvale High School in 1965. Mrs. Harris was retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Ira Flynn Harris, her brother Michael Glenn Hendricks, grandparents Jack and Elizabeth Hendricks and Orville "Alex" and Beatrice Alexander, and nephew Patrick Bean.

She is survived by her parents Sherl and Betty Hendricks and brother Don Hendricks of Mountain Home, children Jason Harris and Mandi (Harris) Wertenberger (Chris), grandchildren Justin Harris, Logan Harris and Katherine Wertenberger, and sisters-in-law Linda Hendricks, Sherry Harris and Sheila Gaiser.

She loved her family and friends and enjoyed traveling, singing, caring for her pets and cheering on her beloved Razorbacks. Most of all, she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The family would like to thank Dr. Makhoul and the Infusion Center Staff at UAMS for the excellent care they provided over the past six years, as well as the Staff of Saline Memorial Hospice.

Visitation will be on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Ashby's Funeral Home in Benton, AR.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 10:00 am at Sharon Missionary Baptist Church in Benton, AR with graveside services at Forrest Hills Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to: Sharon Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 402 Shenandoah Drive, Benton, AR 72019.
Published in Baxter Bulletin on Oct. 29, 2016
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