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Mary Elizabeth (Bell) Rackley

October 13, 1926 ~ March 20, 2019 (age 92)

Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Rackley, 92, of Russellville, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Russellville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  The daughter of Jess and Tabitha (Cochran) Bell, she was born October 13, 1926, in Russellville.  She was a registered nurse and worked for many years with Saint Mary's Regional Hospital.  Elizabeth attended Second Baptist Church, Russellville where she enjoyed traditional hymn-singing and Bible Study.   Among her many joys in life, she cherished most the time she spent with her children and grandchildren.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.C. Rackley; two sons, Larry Rackley & Bill Rackley; and her brother, Brooks Bell.  She is survived by three grandchildren: Phillip Rackley, Mark Rackley (Melissa), and Christi Baker, all of Harrison; a sister, Betty Ray Palmer of Clarksville; her daughter-in-law, Ann Rackley; and six great grandchildren:  Chase Baker, Bergen Rackley, Emersyn Rackley, Melina Rackley, Ava Rackley and Ella Rackley.

Funeral Service will be held at 7:00PM, Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Humphrey Chapel, preceded with a time of family visitation at 6:00PM.  Rev. Chris Russell will officiate.  A private burial will take place at Booher Cemetery in Russellville by Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to:  Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway Dr., Russellville, AR 72802; or, Russellville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 215 South Portland Ave, Russellville, AR 72801. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at

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