Obituary: Estelle Rucker


Estelle Rucker, 100, of Batesville passed away Monday, June 15, 2020. She was born on March 16, 1920, in LaCrosse to Lewis and Freda Augusta (Kennard) Canada.

Estelle was a loving, caring, selfless person who was always willing to help others. She enjoyed walking her dogs, knitting, quilting, and cooking for others. Estelle was a Member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Seventh Day Adventist. She was a Volunteer at White River Medical Center and was in the Grandma Program at West Elementary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carroll Anderson Rucker; two brothers, Ewing Canada and Kenny Canada; one sister, Knoxie Branch; and one niece, Cynthia Canada.

Survivors include her nephew, Kenny Canada of Salina, Kansas; great-nephews, Lewis Canada of Trumann, and Darrell Canada of Jonesboro; great-great-nephew, Jace Canada; great-great-nieces, Naomi Canada, and Bria Canada, as well as a host of cousins and many friends.

Pallbearers are Bobby Cathrine, Daniel Smith, Glen Barris, Lewis Canada, Darrell Canada, and Eddie Brown. Honorary Pallbearer is Arthur Montgomery.

Graveside services will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home with Laurie DeWitt officiating.

We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and social distancing will be observed.

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