of Yellville, AR
February 13, 1951 - January 14, 2021
Rita J. Dean, age 69, of Yellville, Arkansas passed away Thursday January 14, 2021 at her home.Rita was born in Harrison, Arkansas February 13, 1951 to the late Robert and Ruth (Eddings) Wyatt. She was a 1968 graduate of St. Joe High School. She loved reading on her kindle, scrapbooking, and cooking for and with her family. She loved having family gatherings.Rita is survived by her husband of 40 years, Lester Dean, of the home; daughters: Sharon (Scott) Benke of Fairview, Arkansas; Leslie (Mike) Kerwood of Yellville, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; brothers: Ricky Don (Lou) Wyatt of St. Joe, Arkansas; Robert (Brenda) Wyatt of Western Grove, Arkansas; Tom Wyatt of St. Joe, Arkansas; Roger (Marydell) Wyatt of Yellville, Arkansas; many nieces, nephews, and former foster children who loved her dearly.She was preceded in death by her parents.Arrangements by Roller-Burns Funeral Home are private. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959, or St. Joseph's Indian School, PO Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326
I will always love you grandma, I will see you again together in heaven.
I’ll always hold dear to me the many memories I have from growing up in Aunt Rita’s house. She always loved me like her own and taught me so so much about being a wife, mom and just a woman in general. She was one of my best friends growing up. She was such a beautiful and classy lady. ❤️
Mrs Rita was a kind and loving person to me and my family. I can remember the humor she gave every time I came to her house. She was truly a genuine lady and will be missed. God Bless you.
Miss Rita was a wonder foster parent, mom and wife. She was a good friend to me. I loved her very much. So sorry for your loss.
Our sincere condolence, praying for your family and the days ahead.
My sympathy to the family. Sorry to hear of your loss.
Sending you all of our thoughts, prayers and love. Wishing you and comfort during this time. Rita was loved by so many, such a sweet and beautiful soul! Love you Leslie and family. Our hearts hurt for you. Much love!!
Sorry for your loss, Rita was awesome ladyPrayers for your family
Holding you tightly in our prayers and thoughts!
May God’s peace, love, and understanding envelope your family.
We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you.
We were all blessed to have Rita in our lives. I couldn’t have had a better best friend.
So very sorry to hear this. Many prayers sent your way 🙏🙏🙏
Sending prayers Love you all
We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, please let us know.
So sorry for this great loss. We will all miss Mimi and will never forget her willingness to take us in and love us like her own.
Leslie and family, So sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember our Thanksgiving dinner where we met your mom and she welcomed us into her home so graciously. She really surprised Perry when she sent him the fruit cake! I hope she knew how much it meant to him and how much he enjoyed it! Hold onto all your wonderful memories and let them help you through the rough times! Sending love and praying for God’s comfort to embrace you all. Tina & Perry
We are so sorry about your mom/wife/grandma passing. She was a wonderful woman that helped so many. Our prayers are with your family. I rejoice because she is healthy in her heavenly home. I’m so torn because of what the family has lost. We love you all.