JoAnn VanGordon

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

JoAnn VanGordon, 80, of Corning, Ark., and formerly of Piggott, Ark., passed from the cares of this life on Monday April 23, 2018, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Ark. She was born on May 21, 1937, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Everett and Etta Copeland. JoAnn was united in marriage on Sept. 9, 1961, to James VanGordon and to this union, two children were born.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents; and her loving husband.

She is survived by her two daughters, Judy and Lee Murphy of Festus, Mo. and Barbara Jo and Ren Chappell of Corning; two grandchildren, Deta Chappell and Christian Chappell; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Piggott Mortuary Chapel in Piggott. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Mars Hill Cemetery, located near Crockett, with Rev. John Michael officiating. The procession will leave Piggott Mortuary at 1:45 p.m. Saturday to travel to the cemetery.

Those who wish may sign the online guestbook at or visit the funeral home's Facebook page.