JoAnn (Smith) Chester, 77, of Altus, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013, at the Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday in the Kincannon Funeral Home with Bill Estep officiating. Burial will be in the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.
JoAnn Smith was born on Dec. 24, 1935 in Elmer to Sam and Ola (Shipley) Smith. She married Allie Chester on Nov. 15, 1952 in Frederick. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with her kids and grandkids. She was a member of the Altus Church of God for over 50 years. JoAnn enjoyed sewing, reading, fishing and volunteering for church activities. She especially loved taking care of her dogs, Ginger and Chigger.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Danny Chester; three brothers, Junior, Charles and Gene Smith; and two sisters, Wanda Houston and Sue York.
Survivors include four sons, Dennis Chester and wife Donna of Iowa Park, Texas, Donnie Chester and wife Mary of Iowa Park, Texas, Shannon Chester and Dwight Chester, both of Altus; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a brother, Bobby Smith and wife Donna of Altus; two sisters, Linda Tidwell of Altus, and Barbara Blankenship and husband David of Altus; and many other family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Altus Church of God, 900 S. Park Lane, Altus, OK 73521.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Additional parking is available behind the funeral home, Best Western to the south and Western Sizzlin to the north.
Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com