Jo Westmoreland

Born August 2, 1928

Jo Westmoreland, 89, of Texarkana, TX passed away at home. Mrs. Westmoreland was born August 2, 1928 in Strong, AR. She was a member of Williams Memorial United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Frances Keasler and her husband, Don Keasler; son, Bill Westmoreland; grandchildren, Dr. Susan Portis Ferguson and husband, Michael and Jane Portis; great grandchildren, Laura Davis, Walter Ferguson and Cora Ferguson; and 5 nephews

Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cornerstone Retirement Center Chapel. Burial of cremains will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Strong Cemetery in Strong, Arkansas. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of East Funeral Home – Moores Lane.

Memorials may be made to Texarkana Animal League, 5820 Richmond Rd., Texarkana, TX 75503 or Hospice of Texarkana, 2407 Galleria Oaks Dr., Texarkana, TX 75503.

Online tributes may be made at


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Jo Westmoreland

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Sara & Herman Barnett

February 23, 2018

Fran & Don, we are praying for comfort and peace for you as you go through the coming days and months. Mothers are such special wonders from God. May He surround you and your family with His love during this time.

Linda Gail Bell

February 18, 2018

Ms Jo.... you are loved and missed. I know you are in a better place. But there is a void in all of your loved ones heart. We will meet again one day.

Maury Hudson

February 17, 2018

Growing up in Carthage, I got to know Jo at First United Methodist Church. Even though she was several years younger than my grandmother, they immediately became extremely close friends. My family was always so appreciative for all the kind acts Jo did for Mimmie.
Please knows you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

Jane Portis

February 17, 2018

I had so much fun every summer when I got to stay with you for a whole week! Dinners at the Joffrions, riding my bike for hours, and you letting me make 400 crepes a day when I mastered the crepe maker. Thanks for teaching me how to play solitaire, hearts, Kings on the Corner, Chinese Checkers, Parcheesi and more!

Carol Collins-Miles

February 16, 2018

My condolences to the family. We all remember Strong. Peace and Love.