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“Thinking of you all with lots of love and prayers. Hugs from the Tottys ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: Edith Totty - Fordyce, AR

“Just received word of Jo Ann's passing. Jo Ann was a beautiful lady and wonderful to know as we grew up with her in Kingsland. May God be with you...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Curtis & Sharon Kea - Aurora, CO

“We loved getting to know Jo Ann as our neighbor in Hot Springs. When we would get to town and I would head out to walk it was such a joy to pass her...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Missy Griffy - Hot Springs, AR

“Wayne, Jennifer and Rebecca. So sorry for your loss. Loved Joann and she will be missed. Have a lot of fond memories with her and when you all were...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Denise Abercrombie - Little Rock, AR

“Wayne, Jennifer and Rebecca. So sorry for your loss. Loved Joann and she will be missed. Have a lot of fond memories with her and when you all were...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Denise Abercrombie - Little Rock

“Jo Ann was such a sweet person and so full of life ! She was an awesome real estate lady. She took care of lots of business for my husband, Roy V....Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Janell Ray - Fordyce, AR

“Wayne & family I'm so sorry about Jo Ann. My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time. ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Elva Jo Wylie - Carthage, AR

“Wayne, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Jimmy and Donna Jones - Fordyce, AR

“Wayne and family, Jane and I pray for comfort at this time. We are sorry for your loss. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: RONDELL AND JANE HARRISON - FL

“My condolences to the family. Mrs. Jo Ann was always super nice to me and I know she will be dearly missed. ”
10 of 25 | Posted by: Keith Grice - New Edinburg, AR

“My deepest condolences in the loss of this special person. May you find some comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by all who knew Jo Ann. ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Kay Shankles - Fordyce, AR

“So sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Keaton. Praying that you all have peace and understanding during this difficult time.God Bless you...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Andrea Humphrey-Johnson - AR

“Sorry for your loss and will be praying for family. ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Tara Morgan - Fairfield Bay

“Bert, Wayne, Jennifer, Rebecca, Sending my heartfelt condolences along with thoughts and prayers for all your family. ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Mildred Green - Fordyce, AR

“So sorry to hear about Jo Ann. She was such a sweet person. ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Brenda Raney Billings - Friend

“Wayne, Jennifer, and Rebecca,We are praying for your families, and are deeply saddened by Jo Ann's death. With Love,Bert and Nicole Drake ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: Bert Drake - Maumelle, AR

“Sorry to learn of Jo Ann's death and cancer battle. Deepest sympathies to the family. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Sarah Bullock - Little Rock, AR

“Wayne I am so sorry for your loss just know we are thinking of you and your family at this sad time with all our love. ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Linda McCullough-Huskey

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for each of you that God will comfort you during this time and in the future. ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Joe & Barbara Finley - Fordyce, AR

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Jo Ann. Sending prayers for all her family and friends. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Marilyn Nooner - Sheridan, AR

“Jo Ann's smile is what I think of when I hear her name. I am sorry for your loss, but I know she was a wonderful wife, mom, and grandmother. She was...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Nancy Allen Hunt - Little Rock, AR

“Praying for your family ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Jean Byars - 71742, AR - Friend

“Wayne, Jennifer & Rebecca, I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to each of you and the grandchildren. I have all of you in my prayers. ...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Jo Ann johnson - Fordyce, AR

“I am so sorry to hear of the loss of this wonderful friend. please know that my heart and prayers are with you all... ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Margaret Prewitt - Fordyce, AR

“Wayne and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers. May God give give you peace and comfort. ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Bruce and Betty Wilkes - AR


Jo Ann Keeton, age 70, of Fayetteville died Sunday, May 14, 2017 after a brave battle with cancer. She was born June 8, 1946 in Warren, Arkansas. Jo Ann was preceded in death by her father Joe Miller, mother and step-father Beryl and Hubert Drake of Kingsland, and her grandparents Jim and Lela Mitchell and Julius and Mary Russell. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Charles Wayne Keeton of Fayetteville; two daughters and sons-in-laws Jennifer and David McGill of Fayetteville and Rebecca and Keith Wilbern of Springdale; three grandchildren Keeton and Mitchell Wilbern of Springdale and Sarah Qureshi of Fayetteville; and half-brother Bert Drake of Maumelle.

Jo Ann owned and operated Keeton Company Real Estate in Fordyce for 30 years before retiring full time to Hot Springs in 2002. As a realtor, Jo Ann enjoyed welcoming new residents to Fordyce and helping them find their perfect home. She served on the Water and Soil Conservation Board and was active with the Women's Business and Professional group and Rotary prior to her retirement. After retirement, Jo Ann enjoyed gardening, fishing, porch sitting and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. In 2016, Wayne and Jo Ann moved to Fayetteville to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Going fishing with her grandsons and having tea parties with her granddaughter became some of her favorite past times. Every holiday was made special by her baking and elaborate decorations.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce, Arkansas. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm at Benton Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Hebron Cemetery in Kingsland, Arkansas. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Funeral Home
Benton Funeral Home
501 West 4th Street Fordyce, AR 71742
Tel. (870) 352-3131

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