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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
Joan Hyde

Joan Hyde

Wednesday, March 24th, 1937 - Friday, February 5th, 2021
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Joan Hyde, 83, of Alma passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at her home. She was a retired nurse and attended the Church of God International. Joan was an accomplished painter earning many accolades. In addition to painting, she loved spending time with her family and dogs. Joan was born March 24, 1937 in Long Branch New Jersey to the late Henry and Valerie (Howland) Heffelfinger. Additionally, she was proceeded in death by her husband, Arthur Hyde, and sister, Valerie Mae Heffelfinger.

Funeral service will be 12:30 P.M. Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Ocker Chapel in Alma, Arkansas with burial following at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The family will visit with friends from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Tuesday evening at Ocker Funeral Home in Alma. The service will be livestreamed on Ocker-Putman Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

Joan is survived by daughter, Joanie Gail Boyle and Husband Gary of Alma; son, Jack Lee Hyde of the home; sisters, Carol Fyle and Holly Stimax; brother, Roger Heffelfinger; grandchildren, Jennifer Boyle, Michael Boyle, and Lydia Summerlin; five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Oscar Boyle, Bryan Jones, Robby Summerlin, Michael Boyle, Gary Boyle, and Guyjack Jones.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Ocker Funeral Home of Alma
    917 Hwy. 64 East
    ALMA, AR 72921
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  • Service

    Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 | 12:30pm
    Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 12:30pm
    Ocker Funeral Home of Alma
    917 Hwy. 64 East
    ALMA, AR 72921
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  • Interment

    U.S. National Cemetery
    6th and Garland
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
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Valerie Tomuccio

Posted at 05:21pm
My dearest Aunt Joanie, I'll always remember you and the impact you made on my life. Thank you for always making our time together special and for all the loving memories you left for me and our family. From my first memories of you to you holding my firstborn son, to the long conversations we have had over the years, you took a little piece of me with you to heaven.
With loving memories,
Valerie Ann

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