Reita Rankin Barnett
(May 10, 1940 - March 30, 2008)
Reita (Rankin) Barnett, age 67, of Vilonia (formerly of
Malvern) passed away March 30, 2008 at her home. She was
born in Leola, Arkansas May 10, 1940 the daughter of Maurice
and Ruby (Crouse) Rankin. She was a member of First Baptist
Church in Malvern. Her passion was teaching pre-school
children at the First Baptist Children’s Center, where she
worked for nineteen years. She was preceded in death by her
parents, her husband, John L. Barnett, and sister, Ann
are her son, Josh Barnett and wife, Vanessa; grandchildren,
Katy and Chloe Barnett, all of Vilonia; her uncle, Johnny
Crouse of Poyen; and her best friend, Betty Lacey of
will be Tuesday, April 1st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Regency
Funeral Home in Malvern.
services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 2nd at
Tulip Cemetery with Dr. Verne Wickliffe officiating.
pallbearers are Darren Fite, Steve McClain, Tim Smith, Roger
Paul, Jr. and Ray Lacey.
may be made to the First Baptist Church Children’s Center,
531 S. Main, Malvern, AR 72104.
are by Regency Funeral Home.