Patricia L. “Sissy” Stewart, 74, of Fort Smith went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at a local hospital. She was born Sept. 26, 1943, in Alma to the late George and Janice Ball. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Steve Stewart, one sister and three brothers. She was a devoted wife and grandmother and a loving friend to all.

 She is survived by four daughters, Janette Tomes, Elizabeth Jones and Cheyene Stewart, all of Fort Smith, and Sandra Roden of Batavia, N.Y.; one son, Steven Stewart of Fort Smith; one brother, George Ball of Wisconsin; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

 Graveside service was Dec. 27 at Mount McCurry Cemetery in Rudy with burial at Mount McCurry Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

 Pallbearers were Eddie Tomes, T.J. Tomes, Travis Tomes, Shann Wilbanks, Dustin Stevens and Leo Melancon.

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