Janette  Ballman
Janette Ballman, 55, of Lavaca, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was born September 10, 1964 in McAlester, Oklahoma to Walter and Mary (Gill) Vermillion. She had a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Mississippi University for Women. She was a retired managing editor for Disaster Recovery Journal. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Linda and Caryn Vermillion.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Mike Ballman of the home; a daughter, Ashley Ballman of Lavaca, AR; two sons, Alex Ballman of Fort Smith and Shaun Ballman and his wife Kelly of Cincinnati, OH; two brothers, Gary and John Vermillion both of Hartshorne, OK and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and sister in laws.
A celebration of life will be held in Fort Smith and Hartshorne at later dates to be determined.
Memorials may be made in her honor to Project Compassion 1205 S. Albert Pike Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72903 or go to www.projectcompassioninc.com
Online tributes may be made at www.ockerputmanfuneralhome.com
Published on January 7, 2020


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Don and Cheri Menking
Jan 27, 2020
Dearest Mike, Ashley, Alex, and Shaun.
Words cannot even begin to say how sorry we are for your lose. We did not know that Janet was ill until it was too late. We do not have any telephone numbers to call. For that we are truly sorry. Please know that you are all in our prayers, and if we are not too late, would like to know when the celebration of life will be.
My email address is Cheri.Menking@outlook.com.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
We have such fond memories of traveling to Oklahoma.
This family has had so many hurts in the last couple of years, please know that you are all in our prayers.
With all our Love.
Don and Cheri Menking (Fremont, NE)