Jo Ellen (Jody Franklin) Pyatt departed this life Saturday morning, January 2, 2021 at Northwest Hospital in Springdale AR, at the age of 77. She was born June 21, 1943 to Jack Andy and Ruth Irene (Tyler) Franklin of Eureka Springs, AR.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth Duane Pyatt of 59 years. Jody is also survived by her son Kendall Ray (Duggie) Pyatt and wife Karen of Alpena; grandchildren Kendra Connell and husband Cody of Alpena, Kody Pyatt and Ashley Hubbard of Alpena, Justin Stoppel of Eureka Springs; great grandchildren Reagan Brooke Connell, Cole Dean Connell, Wrenley Rae Pyatt; siblings Sammy Jo Franklin of Berryville, Ruth Ann Miller of Eureka Springs, Shirley June Newberry of Berryville, Adeline Miller of Eagle Rock, Melissa Sue Herndon of Eureka Springs, Donny Franklin and wife Harriet of Eureka Springs; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Jody is preceded in death by her parents Jack and Ruth Franklin; sister Geraldine Gilbert; brother Gary Jack Franklin.
She loved her family and would bend over backwards to help them. Jody was a people person and loved to talk and laugh. She always had the kindest words and the biggest, prettiest smile when she would see you. Jody loved to go to the casino, it did not take much for us to talk her into going. She enjoyed going any place with her family.
Visitation was 12:00 p.m. till 1:30 p.m, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Nelsonís Chapel of the Spring in Eureka Springs. Graveside Service was 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Eureka Springs Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.