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April 27, 2024

Reba Althea Troxell Rapp, 91, of Covington, died Saturday, April 27, 2024, at her residence.

She was born May 15, 1932, in Alleghany County, a daughter of the late Verless and Gartha Morris Troxell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, B. W. “Bill” Rapp, Jr., in 2015; and a son, Rick Rapp, in 2007.

Mrs. Rapp was a charter member of Parrish Court United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Christian Endeavor Sunday School Class, the United Methodist Women, and a charter member of the church choir. Reba was happiest in her kitchen making, baking, and selling sourdough or salt rising rolls and bread. She loved having family and friends over after church on Sundays or holidays and always cooked plenty of food, with her desserts being the best. She loved to read and would always have a book nearby when traveling or at home.

Survivors include her son, Michael Rapp, and his wife, Cheryl, of Mechanicville; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Rapp of Standardsville; one grandson, John (Kimberly) Rapp, of Standardsville; two step-granddaughters, Melissa Owens and Lauren Barton;  great-grandchildren, Alley and Tyler; step-great-grandchildren, Malekai, Chance, Abraham, and Naomi; and her adopted families, Dale and Sandy Oyler and their children, Kelly, Stacey, and Emily; Kelly and R.J. Helmintoller; and Todd Sprouse.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 2:00 PM in the Parrish Court United Methodist Church with the Rev. Greg Kropff officiating assisted by the Rev. Bill Gilliland.

The family will receive their friends on Friday, May 3, 2024, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Arritt Funeral Home.

Internment will be made in Alleghany Memorial Park.

Arritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family wishes to thank her caregivers, Linda, Ann, Ashley, and Shirley for their love and care of her the last several months.

Friends wishing to send condolences online may do so at

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Arritt Funeral Home

May 3, 2024 at 11:00:00 PM

Arritt Funeral Home, South Highland Avenue, Covington, VA, USA


Parrish Court United Methodist Church

May 4, 2024 at 6:00:00 PM

Parrish Court United Methodist, South Carpenter Drive, Covington, VA, USA

Final Resting Place: 

Alleghany Memorial Park

Alleghany Memorial Park, Winterberry Avenue, Covington, VA, USA



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