Rita "ET" Spahn

November 7, 1942August 2, 2013

Rita “ET” Spahn. 70, of Milltown, died Friday, August 2, 2013 in her home. She was retired from Pepsi Cola, a member of the Elks Lodge, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Harris-Hannah VFW Post # 6527.

Survivors include her husband Tony; one son, Tim Spahn and wife, Kathy of Fort Smith; one daughter-in-law, Becky Spahn of Fort Smith, her mother, Mary “Mimmeo” Rye of Fort Smith; three sisters, Mary Agnes Dean of Alma, Lucy Biggs of Barling, and Sandra Chaffin of Carthage, Texas; eight grandchildren, Brett Spahn and wife, Liz, Devin Kimbrell and husband, Josh, Carrie Pottorff and husband, Bryan, Kaycee Spahn, Callie Spahn, Kristen Roper, Brooke Slone, and Tyler Broussard, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Greg Spahn, and her father, Raymond Donberger.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 7 at Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith with burial at U.S. National Cemetery. Rosary will be 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood. Viewing will be 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Dickie Spahn, Rodney Chaffin, Chuck Geske, Stan Biggs, Ross Eager, and Kin Quinata. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Brown, Kevin Self, Rett Howard, Lonnie Bearden and Sam Evans.


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, August 7, 2013
  • Rosary Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Rita "ET" Spahn

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Linda Lee

August 8, 2013

Just received news about my step-sister, Rita. Such tragic news, and I especially greive for Mother Mary Rye. May the Holy Spirit comfort her through this difficult time. Linda Rye Lee, Hot Springs AR

darlene pottorff

August 6, 2013

rest in peace my friend. God be with all of you

John and Donna Threlkeld

August 6, 2013

Sending our prayers at this time of sadness. May God Bless.

Wayne Lunsford

August 6, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

August 5, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family duing this time of sadness.