Janette  Ballman
Janette Ballman, 55, of Lavaca, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020, in a Fort Smith hospital.
She was born on September 10, 1964, in McAlester, 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, Arkansas; two sons, Alex Ballman, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Shaun Ballman and his wife, Kelly, of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Gary and John Vermillion, both of Hartshorne, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law.
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 South Albert Pike Avenue, Fort Smith, AR, 72903, or go to www.projectcompassioninc.com
Online tributes may be made at www.ockerputmanfuneralhome.com
Published on January 10, 2020


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