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Wannetta Marie (Yarber) Wilson

April 1, 1956 ~ June 6, 2020 (age 64)


Wannetta Marie Wilson, 64, of Russellville, formerly of Hector, died Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.  The daughter of Eldie and Norma Rae (Ledford) Yarber, she was born April 1, 1956, in Charleston, AR.

She was a computer programmer.  She enjoyed fishing, reading, woodworking, and spending time with her grandkids. Disabled due to a back injury while in her 30's, Wanetta was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus in her 50's. She didn't give up and kept going as long as she could. Over the past year, her health deteriorated due to heart and kidney failure.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, James Wilson.

She was survived by her life partner of 34 years, Ruth Cooksey; her daughter, Wendy & (Dylan) Foster; granddaughters: Emilee, Alyson, and Olivia Foster; a sister, Jeanette (Tony) Anderson of Hector; a brother, Nick (Renee) Yarber of Hector; and many other relatives in Hector and the surrounding area.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.  Memorial donations may be made to:  Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309; or, the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. 2121 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037.

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Arthritis Foundation
1355 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 600, Atlanta GA 30309

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
2121 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20037

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