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Saturday August 5th, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm

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Graveside Service

Dickson Cemetery, Cherokee City
Saturday August 5th, 2017

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Connelly Harrington Rich

Connelly Harrington Rich, 86, of Del City, OK passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.


Connelly was born on August 5, 1930 in Cincinnati, Arkansas. He was the son of Bennett Rich and Mollie Bell Stephens Rich. He was the widower of the late Gladys Rich who preceded him in death . Connelly was a welder for the Chromalloy Company. He enjoyed repairing lawn mowers, collecting antiques, and going to the Casino. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by two sisters, Betty Jane Brown of Granada Hills, CA and Virginia Eason of St. Louis, MO, along with many nieces and nephews.


A visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home on Saturday Aug 5, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Graveside services will be held at the Dickson Cemetery in Cherokee City on Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 at 1:00pm under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign the online guest book, visit backstrompyeatte.com. 

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Rebecca & Family, I'm saddened to learn about Uncle Connelly's passing. I associate my old huge console TV and VCR with the first time I met him and his wife. Then the 2nd time was a night on the town. So much fun. So sorry for your loss.

Robin Aug 7 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Connelly Rich

Much love to you Rebecca and your family. Love, Des & Ken Aug 5 2017 12:00 AM

We are thinking of you today, and your family. We only got to meet dear Uncle Connelly once, but he was fun and sweet and lovely to know. Rebecca, you and your family are in our thoughts today and always. Much love, D & K

Desiree & Ken Aug 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Connelly Rich

Charlotte Lang Aug 4 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to all family members especially to niece Rebecca. Sending you love and prayers.

Marie Townsend Aug 4 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Connelly Rich

Dishan lynn Aug 4 2017 12:00 AM

You wil be missed, prayers sent your way. Prayers went to your family to have peace within their heart.
Dishan Lynn

Dishan Aug 4 2017 12:00 AM

Connelly was a father figure to me when I was growing up as a child. He was a kind hearted and generous man. He will be missed greatly. I love you buddy!

Rodney Roe Aug 4 2017 12:00 AM

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A Traditional Funeral Basket was sent on August 4, 2017

Flowers and prayers go out for our Dear Brother and Uncle that left us too soon. With Deepest Sympathy, The Brown Family

Expression of Sympathy Aug 4 2017 12:00 AM

Mr. Rich will be missed by our family. He was a great neighbor and friend.
Verna, Wade, Tanner and Austin Meadows

The Meadows Family Aug 4 2017 12:00 AM

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