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Rita Cobb

March 30, 1942 — April 3, 2018

Rita Nelson Cobb of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Shelby Bottoms and Alice Greer Bottoms, was born March 30, 1942, in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 8:45 A.M., Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 76

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Pitman Valley Baptist Church.

Rita was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville and a retired employee of Wal-Mart.

She united in marriage to Pete Nelson August 15, 1959 and he preceded her in death May 2, 1978.

She later united in marriage to Claude Cobb July 15, 1989 and he preceded her in death February 26, 2005.

Rita enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends; she never met a stranger.

She is survived by one daughter and one son: Missy Chelf and husband, Doug of Campbellsville and Greg Nelson and wife, Lisa of Lexington; and became a mother to her nieces, Patty Phillips and Linda (Russell) Skaggs after the death of their mother. Rita is also survived by six grandchildren: Austin Chelf, Candace Bradley and husband, Joey, Clay Nelson, Jessi Phillips, Jenny Skaggs and Andi Skaggs; three great-grandchildren: Ava Bradley and Sophi and Kellan Glapion; one brother and two sisters: J. D. Bottoms and wife, Lori of Galveston, Texas, Margaret Shively of Campbellsville and Mary Nelson of Louisville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters: Ronald Bottoms, Ralph Bottoms, James Bottoms, Lenny Bottoms, Ruth Price, Carolyn Thompson, Leona Hughes and Hazel Beasley.

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VISITATION: 5:00 - 8:00 P.M., Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Friday, April 6, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Jim Durham

BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO HOSPARUS OF GREEN RIVER AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

Service Details

Friday, April 6th, 2018 11:00am, Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

Interment Details

Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

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