Rutheline Riesenberg


Rutheline Riesenberg, age 96, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday, November 3, 2012, at the White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Riesenberg was born September 19, 1916, in Malvern, a daughter of the late Hugh R. and Beatrice Baggett Rogers.

Mrs. Riesenberg moved to Pine Bluff as a young child and attended the Pine Bluff schools. She worked on airplane motors at Grider Field during World War II. She later Co-owned operated, with her husband, Riesenberg’s Grocery and Salvage for forty years.

She was a member of Greenlee Baptist Church.

Mrs. Riesenberg was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Otto A. Riesenberg, a son, Herman Leon Riesenberg; two sisters, Lucille Halverson and Beatrice Fry.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Lou Garner (Lloyd) and Joyce Lynn Quandt (Ted), both of Pine Bluff; brother, Joe E. Rogers of Pine Bluff; sister, Betty Wilson, of Pine Bluff; three grandchildren, Jeff Garner (Terri), Greg Garner (Sharon) and Sherry Spurlock (Ronnie); seven great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012, in Graceland Cemetery by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors with Reverend James Watson officiating. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday evening at Robinson’s.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Greenlee Baptist Church, 4901 Old Warren Road, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603.

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