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Rotha Elizabeth (Wise) Jarrell

December 22, 1924 ~ January 14, 2021 (age 96)


Rotha Elizabeth Jarrell, age 96, of Alexandria, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at the family farm of over 100 years.
She was born in Frankton on December 22, 1924, to the late Herbert and Bernice (Hewitt) Wise.

Rotha graduated from Frankton High School in 1942.  She retired in 1986, from Madison County Superior Court 2 Juvenile Probation.  Rotha was a 75 year member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Women's Democrat Club.  She loved  basketball, especially the Pacers and was a long time fan of Larry Bird.  She loved spending time at Hill Lake and loved her family very much.
Rotha is survived by  three daughters, Ludy (Chuck) Watkins, Ranaye (Bret) Busby and Tonya (Frank Italiano) Jarrell, one son, Jeffrey (Kelly) Jarrell, granddaughters, Deena (Rickey) Bowlin, Jeselyn (Mick) Hart, Jenna Jarrell and Ajay, Jansen Jarrell, grandsons, Freddy "Skip" (Amy) Watkins, Jarrell (Kellie) Morgan, Joseph (Lora) Morgan, great grandsons, Lance, Hunter & Tanner Watkins, Cooper & Hudson Morgan, great granddaughters, Lily & Makenna Morgan, several nieces & nephews.
Rotha was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert & Bernice Wise, her husband of 59 years, Fred Jarrell, brothers, Howard & Jim Wise, sisters, Carolyn Nichols & Ruth Knick.

Private family funeral service will be held Monday, January 18, 2021, at Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home in Frankton  with Pastor Kent Stookey officiating. Burial will follow in Anderson Memorial Park.  
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Madison County 4-H Investment Fund.

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