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Tuesday January 8th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Wednesday January 9th, 2019

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Wednesday January 9th, 2019

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Rita Virginia Myers

 Rita Virginia Myers, 90, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.

Rita was born on July 28, 1928 in Clifty, Arkansas to her parents, William and Ethel Cook. She was a Graduate of U of A with her Bachelor’s Degree and went on to teach at Siloam Springs High School from 1950-1954. On June 20, 1954, she married the love of her life, Bill Myers. Rita was a long time member of First Christian Church in Siloam Springs.

She is survived by her 2 sons, Ken Myers and wife, Charla and Jerry Myers and his wife, Renee both of Siloam Springs, AR; 2 grandchildren, Robbie Myers and wife, Anna and Kelsey Myers both of Siloam Springs, AR;  step-grandchildren, Lisa Kaplan and husband Andrew, Curtis Sebren, Chase Sebren and wife Kris, and Stacie Sebren; 5 step-great grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Peggy Cook.

Rita is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bill F. Myers, and infant; son, Jimmy Ray Myers; her brother, Vance Cook; and niece, Rebecca Marie “Becky” Cook.

The visitation for Rita will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Chapel in Siloam Springs from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the First Christian Church in Siloam Springs at 10:00am with Pastor Joel Rutherford officiating. Committal service will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Rita Myers’ memory to Gum Springs Baptist Church at PO BOX 1472 Siloam Springs, AR 72761 and First Christian Church of 1405 W. Jefferson Street Siloam Springs, AR 72761. The arrangements are entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com. 

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Rita (Cook) Myers was a wonderful lady. I recall when she came to teach in Siloam Springs.
I was a freshman and she became a real "teacher friend" to our class. For many years to come, she was a guest at the Class of 1954 reunions. Her sons were in our son and daughter's classes years later. Rita added much beauty to the area.

Keith Sutterfield Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM

Beautiful lady and good friend. Rita was one of our SSHS Class of 1953 sponsors, also a gifted teacher. She is missed.

Mary Wells Bish, Lakeside, Arizona Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the family......

Randy & Connie Vohs Jan 8 2019 12:00 AM

I will miss you, my dear cousin, Rita. I treasure the memories of our times together. Sending love all the way from California. I will see you in the morning, just inside those pearly gates!
God Bless,
Roberta Powell

Roberta Powell Jan 8 2019 12:00 AM

We are so sad to hear of Rita's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Siloam Springs Rodeo and Riding Club Jan 8 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Rita was such a nice lady.

Karen Davis Jan 8 2019 12:00 AM

Condolences to the family.

Judith Tavano Jan 7 2019 12:00 AM