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Katy Rambo, 87, of Russellville, AR, died Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born June 22, 1927, in Checotah, Oklahoma, to Jason Ross and Maggie Wages New. She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church for 23 years and always served and loved the Lord. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joel Rado Rambo of 62 years; a brother, William New; and a sister-in-law, Juanita New.

Survivors include one son and daughter- in-law, Dan and Gwen Rambo, of Fort Smith, AR; two daughters, Glenda F. Smarr, widow of Jim Smarr, of Russellville, AR, and Deborah R. Rambo, of Russellville, AR; two sisters, Gena Johnson, of Nampa, ID, and Enda New; five brothers, Stanley New, Tommy New, Roger New, Leon New and Edward New; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Jason and Chris Rambo, of Fort Smith, AR, Jon Rambo, of Frisco, TX, Jim and Debbie Smarr, of Durrant, OK, Machele Gonzalvez, of Fresno, CA, Mike and Terri Smarr, of Conway, AR, Derek and Jane Goodman, of Russellville, AR, Brandon and Kasie Thomas, of Winchester, VA, and Katy Danielle and Neill Roshto of Monroe, LA; 16 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at the Shinn Chapel, officiated by the Elder, Eddie Rogers. Burial was in Old Baptist Cemetery in Russellville, AR, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Honorary pallbearers were the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Senior Sunday School Class.

The family received friends on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Oct. 1, 2014
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