Raffaelita Cleopatra Teter, age 99, of Green Forest, AR passed away Friday, January 19, 2018. She was born June 20, 1918, daughter of Auburn and Ovah Jane (Shaw) Tharp. She graduated from Green Forest High School in 1939 and on June 22, 1940 she married Isaac Teter.
She retired from Tyson Foods at age 75 where she had worked as a USDA Inspector. Raffaelita was a great cook and enjoyed music, crocheting, gardening, canning, family and friends. She was a wise, strong and gracious lady who lived well, laughed often and "loved bunches".
Raffaelita is survived by son, Larry Teter and wife Elly of Green Forest, who she lived with from Jan 19, 2010 to January 16, 2016, grandson, Kevin Teter and wife Teresa of Berryville, granddaughter, Tonja Smith and husband James of Berryville brother, Rex Tharp of Green Forest, sisters, Janice Daily of California, Betty Howard and husband Joe of Berryville, great-grandchildren, Allison, Aspen and Bodey, step-grandchildren, Elisha Johnson of Festus, MO, Wesley Bowen and wife Cynthia of Deep Water, MO, 11 step-great-grandchildren and 9 step-great-great- grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Isaac Teter, granddaughter, Teresa Teter, brother-in-law, Lee Daily and sister-in-law, Frieda Tharp.
Celebration Of Life will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest with interment following at Pickens Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Smith Family Funeral Home.
On line condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.net.