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

Josiephine Howard (Stephenson)

Saturday, January 18th, 1936 - Thursday, February 18th, 2021
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Josiephine Howard, 85 of Van Buren passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 in a local hospital. She was retired from working in the housekeeping department at Holiday Inn in Fort Smith. She was preceded in death by her daughters Brenda J. Howard and Vickie Elaine Valdez and a son Joe Wayne Howard.

She is survived by her daughter Tammie Bowling and her husband Jimmy of Van Buren; a son Jamie Howard of Fort Smith; a sister Janis Milosav and husband Mike of Van Buren; a brother Freddy Stephenson and wife Brenda of Kibler; six grandchildren Tina Thompson, Tamara Vickers, Nickie Hunter, James Jones, Michael Jones and Payton Howard; numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2PM, Monday February 22, 2021 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial to follow at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Austin Lehera, Anthony Lehera, Dolton Jones, Justin Jones, Trey Jones, Christian Smith.

Family will visit with relatives and friends Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 2-4PM at Ocker Funeral Home, 700 Jefferson Street.

Due to the COVID-19 cases, please wear your mask, your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 21st, 2021 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, February 21st, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Ocker Memorial Chapel
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 2:00pm
    Ocker Memorial Chapel
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Dennis Partain
  • Interment

    Gill Cemetery
    Kibler Road
    Van Buren 72956


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Nora Pinto

Posted at 11:23am
Tamara my thought and prayers are with you ! My deepest condolences for you and your family with lots of love Nora!
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Terri Roberson

Posted at 07:22pm
I have alot of fond memories of Josie. Our condolences to the entire family Prayers for everyone during this difficult time . Terri Roberson and family

Charlie Garcia

Posted at 05:36pm
Tammie and Jimmy, we were so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I pray that you are consoled by fond memories and the love of family and friends. God bless you and your loved one as you pass through this painful time of grief. Chaplain C.S. Garcia - Tyson Foods

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