Jo Ellen ChotardVan Buren, AR, 1945 - 2021 0comment
Jo Ellen Chotard, 75, of Van Buren, Arkansas, passed away on January 11, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Jo Ellen was born September 5, 1945, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Joel and Helen Branan. She graduated from Alma High School in 1963 and graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 1966. Jo Ellen married Henry Chotard of Lake Village, Arkansas, on June 15, 1968, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Fort Smith. She was an English teacher in Van Buren for 32 years. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Van Buren. She loved writing, traveling and was an avid reader. She looked forward to book club gatherings, enjoyed sewing and had a new interest in genealogy.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years Henry and their daughter, Jennifer Chotard Spears and her spouse Lisa of Hiwasse and a brother-in-law, Craig Chotard of Little Rock.
Cremation is under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home of Van Buren. Interment of ashes will be at Trinity Episcopal Church in Van Buren. A private service will be held for family and members of Trinity on Friday, January 15, at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, P O Box 382, Van Buren, Arkansas, 72956. Due to the COVID-19 cases, please wear your mask, your cooperation would be greatly appreciated. Online tributes: www.ockerfuneralhome.com
Published January 14, 2021
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Ocker Funeral Home
P.O. Box 5620, Van Buren, AR
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