Rita F. Howard, 63, of Van Buren died Wednesday, Feb, 21, 2018, at a local hospital. She was a nurse’s aide at Crawford Healthcare and Rehabilitation.

She is survived by four daughters, Sabrena Copeland of Van Buren, Cheryl Blanchard of Mountainburg and Monica Tanner and Brenda Goss, both of Van Buren; a son, Brian Howard of Van Buren; four sisters, Bernice Drake, Linda Byrd and Katherine Thompson, all of Little Rock, and Barbara Williams of Benton; a brother Sammy Thompson of Little Rock; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Cremation is under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren. No service is scheduled.