Rita A. Conner, September 21, 1941~March 22, 2017

Rita A. Conner, 75, of Fayetteville, died March 22, 2017 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home. She was born September 21, 1941 in Caruthersville, MO. to Earl and Norma Davis McNiel. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Rita retired from Walmart after fifteen years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Roger McNiel and Mike (Frye) McNiel; and sister, Susan McNiel Brashears.

She is survived by her husband, James (Bob) Conner of the home; two sons, Randy Conner of TN. and Richard Conner and wife, Sonja of Bentonville; daughter, Robin West and husband, Joseph of Nashville, TN; brother, Johnny McNiel of Nixa, MO; 8 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

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    Ernestine » 24. Mar, 2017

    While no words can erase the pain of your loss at this time. Our Heavenly Father Jehovah has given us hope by sending his son to die for mankind..
    Revelation 21:4 and Acts 24:15. May these scripture give you inner peace and strength in days ahead.
    My sincere condolence and deepest sympathy.

    Craig Elkins » 25. Mar, 2017

    Ritchie, Very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. As you know, I had the great pleasure of working with her and knowing her for several years at The Fiesta Square store. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Craig

    Ken Betty Janssen » 29. Mar, 2017

    Jim, just learned of Rita’s passing today. Sorry to here of that. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

    Lisa » 30. Mar, 2017

    Condolences to Rita’s family. We can look forward to the promise at Isaiah 33:24 – “no resident will way, I am sick”. Our enemy death, will be swallowed up forever (Isaiah 25:8). When these promises are fulfilled, we will enjoy life the way our Grand Creator purposed for us…forever. (Psalms 37:11, 29)