Janet Louise Yarbrough Brizzolara

Obituary Notice

Janet Louise Brizzolara, age 57 years, of Little Rock, passed away December 25, 2005, after a long illness. She was born July 12, 1948 in Benton, Arkansas the daughter of the late Byron and Ann Yarbrough. Mrs. Brizzolara was a graduate of Benton High School before graduating from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a degree in English. Before her illness she taught at Miss Selma’s School and at Holy Souls Catholic School. After her illness she loved “needle pointing”, collecting figurines and she loved playing the piano. She maintained an up beat pleasant demeanor at all times no matter how she was feeling.

Janet is survived by her husband of 35 years John P. Brizzolara of Little Rock, a daughter Tricia Ann Maudlin and husband Todd of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a son John P. Brizzolara, Jr. and wife Abigail of Little Rock, two granddaughters, Mollyann and Isabella Maudlin of Oklahoma City, two sisters Cathy Dicus of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Vicki Johnson of California.

There will be a Rosary Tuesday evening at 7pm at the Ruebel Funeral home, followed Wednesday with a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church at 11am with The Very Reverend Monsignor David LeSieur as celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements are under he direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.

Pallbearers; Tommy Jones, Jim Niedermeyer, Charles Dicus, Jonathon Dicus and Junior Holleman.

In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to the St. Vincent Infirmary Foundation.


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  • John and family,
    I am very sorry to hear of your loss! If there is anything I can do , please feel free to call God bless you all!

    Jack Belford
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: jbelford@aristotle.net


  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Jerry and June Alexander
    Lafayette County Farm Bureau Agency Manager
    Lewisville, Arkansas


  • With Deepest Sympathy

    John & Donna Wyrick
    Mabelvale, Arkansas


  • Oretha Cochran
    Benton, Arkansas


  • Randall Chastain
    Benton, Arkansas


  • Janet was a great person and friend. I will miss her so much. my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Cecelia Rice
    Jacksonville, Arkansas
    Email: Ssethrow@netscape.com


  • John and Family, Janet was in my wedding and I rode to high school with her everyday. We also pledged PiPhi together. She was always the sweetest person. Janet's smile was enough to get you through the day. I loved Janet and her family and I am so sad that we lost touch with each other. I will remember her always. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Sincerely,

    Diane Davis Gunter
    Austin, Arkansas
    Email: joegunter@centurytel.net


  • Please accept our deepest sympathy during this difficult time.
    Jim & Jean Ligon
    Benton, Arkansas
    Email: jeanligon01@yahoo.com


  • To all members of the Brissolara Farmily:

    Please accept my condolences for you loss of JP's mother and Abigail's mother-in-law. My personal experience with Janet was too brief but always very happy. The Brizxzolara family has been so kind to my Abigail and loved her and encouraged her as though she was their own child. This is due to the great leadership and guidance of a great mother.

    I know she will be greatly missed and suffered much in her life. May the blessings of God be on her and each of you as you learn to live without her daily physical presence. She is with you always.

    Please forgive my lack of attendance, but there is no one to take my place on the farm and I am unable to drive for that long a distance by myself. I am there with my prayers and Abigail will have to stand for us as the Smith/Darnell representative at the funeral.

    Katherine C Darnell
    Castalian Springs, Tennessee
    Email: squatngobblefarm@aol.com


  • I have such wonderful memories of Janet when I was growing up. I haven't seen her in such a long time but I am so sad at the loss of such a beautiful person especially for her family. My thoughts and prayers are with her husband and children. They are also with Vicki and Cathy.

    Becky Cobb Wilcox
    Arkadelphia, Arkansas
    Email: rcwilcox@cox-internet.com


  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    In deepest sympathy.
    Dr. John and Nancy Wolverton
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: nwolverton@stvincenthealth.com


  • John and family, Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We send our thoughts and prayers to you at this time.
    Steve and Pat Barrier

    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: pat.barrier@gmail.com


  • My deepest sympathies.

    Edward R. Balsmann
    Memphis, Tennessee


  • Our deepest condolences to John, Tricia, J.P. and Abigail for the loss of your wife and mother. We'll be praying for you and your family. May God bless you and provide you the strength for one another. May his peace and comfort be with you during this time of sorrow.

    Alix and Chris Stephens
    Maumelle, Arkansas
    Email: astephens@securities.arkansas.gov


  • John, I am saddened by Janet's untimely death and send you, and your family, my deepest sympathy. I have such fond memories of you, as one of Tommy's best friends.

    Anne Canaday Jones Sloan
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Email: annecsloan@cs.com


  • Vicki & Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember growing up that Janet was a fun person who always treated me as someone special. Maybe our paths will cross again some day.

    Chris Cobb
    Houston, Texas
    Email: ccobb6@houston.rr.com


  • Gary and Nancy Pendleton
    Little Rock, Arkansas



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