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Jo Ann Cooper, 76

Jo Ann Cooper of Hot Springs was born on April 15, 1941 and passed away on February 15, 2018.  Jo Ann was preceded by her parents Charles and Nora Elizabeth Robertson, her sister Grace Mary Smith,  and her granddaughter Whitney Elizabeth Marts, the love of her life.

Jo Ann is survived by her children Pamela A. Marts, Gina K. Marts, Billy (Bo) R. Marts II and grandson Billy R. Marts III.

Jo Ann was known as “The Flower Lady from A Touch of Color”.  Gardening and flowers were her passion.  She will truly be missed by many garden center patrons.  Jo Ann had a tender heart for homeless kitty cats.

Jo Ann was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church; her service will be held at The Columbarium at Christ the King Catholic Church in Fort Smith.  Service date and time not currently determined.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jo Ann’s honor to Paws and Claws Cat Rescue of Hot Springs.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, AR  72076


  • Barb Conway Posted February 17, 2018 9:14 AM

    So saddened by the passing of Jo Ann. From the first time I met her we had a connection. She was a special patient of mine and a remarkable woman. Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers to her children.

  • Mary Jean Cunningham Posted February 18, 2018 5:08 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Gina, Pam and the rest of your family. “The Flower Lady from A Touch of Color” will be missed by those of us in Hot Springs and by all who knew her.

  • Roman Goodman Posted January 23, 2023 11:07 AM

    Hi, it’s me Roman. I just wanted to say I loved my nana with all my heart. I love you and miss you so much. I also love and miss you Gina.

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