of Batesville, AR
September 5, 1950 - May 24, 2023
Rita Hall Allender, 72, of Batesville passed away May 24, 2023.She was born September 5, 1950 in Mount Pleasant to Roland and Hazel Collene (Haddock) Hall.Rita's family was her world and she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She worked as a cake decorator at Kroger for 24 years, winning numerous awards for cake decorating. She was a wonderful wife and mother who put others before herself. Rita enjoyed going to yard sales, working with the flowers in her yard and loved to go night fishing.Survivors include her husband, whom she married on May 31, 1968, Bobby Allender; her mother, Hazel Hall; two sons, Brady Allender (Julie Branscum) of Batesville, Blake Allender (Brandy) of Batesville; one brother, Cliff Hall (Maureen) of Bethesda; one sister, Debbie O'Neal; five grandchildren, Carson Allender, Jacob Branscum, Emma Allender, Hunter Fryman, Jordan Fryman; two great-grandchildren, Sophia Grace Fryman, Halen Fryman, as well as several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.She was preceded in death by her father. Pallbearers are Shane Wood, Scott Wood, Tyler Wood, Brad Allender, Adam Lafera, Chris Lafera and Carson Allender.Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 2:00pm at Oaklawn Cemetery with Bro. Curt Howard officiating.Memorials may be made in her honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, or to Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202.
I am so sad to learn of Rita's passing. Went to school with her at Mt. Pleasant and she & Bobby were our neighbors for many years on Westside. She was a precious friend and always had that beautiful smile on. Lifting you all up in prayer today & in the days to come.In His love......
Prayers for Hazel, Cliff and family on the lose of cousin Rita so sorry.
Our thoughts and prayers with all of the family . Ronnie and I grew up with all of you folks !!!! Such a sweet and kind lady!
From picking me every day from school and good will trips and Cherry pie and yard sale. This amazing woman loves her family more than anything and will be missed so much. She would have done anything for her family even if that means cleaning chili out of her brand new rug or helping someone. She was amazing and we love you to the moon and further.
I am so sorry for your loss. Rita and I went to school together. She was always smiling and friendly. Prayers for you all.
Condolences to the family, Rita was a Mt Pleasant classmate of ours and grew to be friends. Some wonderful memories of our 1968 group will be treasured, RIP, Rita, my friend.
RIP Rita sending prayers to all of her family. We are cousins havnt seen each other for 60+ years. But always thought about Rita growing up ❤️
Blake and family- my deepest condolences. May you have a treasure box full of memories of your Momma that shine like jewels.
How beautiful are the saints that are with the Lord. Her race is won and she’s home. God be with you all and give you peace.
She was the best mama. From making strawberry pies to making puzzles and playing games she was all around the best. I love u and miss you every day. Glad your not hurting I’ll see you again someday love you!!🕊️🕊️
Saddened to hear of a classmate passing. Prayers for the family.
You will be greatly missed
She was a loveable person and caring person prayers go out to you all God bless
I’m so sorry for the loss of Rita !! Loved my precious cousin so much !!! Prayers now and days to come
So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We thought a lot of Rita and loved her.
Rita was my first friend in Mt. Pleasant. I spent many nights in her home. Love her and so glad I will see her again one day.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. R.I.P my dear cousin. I will see you again.
I loved my sweet cousin !! Don't seem possible !! Bob, Brady, Blake and Debbie and Cliff so sorry she was a sweet and kind person loved her alot !! She will be missed !! Prayers for u all now and days ahead !! Love u all !!!!
Prayers for strength & comfort for all your family at this difficult time.
In our thoughts and prayers,Phyllis, Alan. Paige, & Andrew Vickery