Crystal JoAnn (Babcock) Shott

April 28, 1931 ~ August 22, 2022 (age 91)


1 Corinthians 2:9

“But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

 Crystal Joann (Babcock) Shott of Heber Springs, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord August 22, 2022 at the age of 91.  She passed after a tough battle with a broken hip, with family by her side.  She fought the good fight, finished her course, and kept the faith.

 She was born April 28, 1931 in McCune, Kansas to Edward Paul and Lula May (Fomby) Babcock.  She was the 2nd of 3 sisters.  She graduated from Pawnee Rock, Kansas High School in 1948.  She attended Bethany Nazarene College from the fall of 1948 to January of 1950.  She began teaching school in 1950 and taught until 1958.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Fort Hays College in August of 1958.  She became a Christian at the age of 7.  She loved to serve the Lord wherever she could.  From 1963 – 1995 Stanley, Joann and family attended and served at Bethel Glen Church of the Nazarene in Kansas City, Kansas where she served in many capacities.  She loved to teach children about the things of God.

 On June 1, 1958 Stanley H. Shott and Crystal Joann Babcock were united in marriage at Peniel Church of the Nazarene in Hutchinson, Kansas.  To this union were born five children.  In 2008 Stanley and Joann moved to Heber Springs, Arkansas to retire.  Right before moving from Kansas City to Heber Springs Joann began a lengthy struggle with her health.  She left a great witness to the power of God to sustain through difficult times.  She didn’t complain, was content and thankful with what the Lord had entrusted to her.  She had great faith and the Heavenly Father was her comfort, strength and mighty tower.

 Mom enjoyed flowers.  She loved seeing and smelling all the beautiful flowers and would plant, cultivate and care for them yearly.  She also enjoyed identifying and watching birds of all kinds.  She designed a memorial garden that Stanley built for her at their home in Heber Springs, AR.  She planted many flowers and bushes in memory of others.  She was always thinking of others and how to serve them.  Joann is known and loved for her “card ministry”.  She sent thousands of cards and letters over her life-time to encourage others, help them feel loved and to let others know that they were important to her and to the Lord. 

 Crystal Joann Shott was preceded in death by her parents, and by her sister, Rosemary Niehaus Oberkrom.

 She is survived by her husband, Stanley Shott, of the home; sister Bessie Mayo of Norman, Oklahoma; Five children, son Steve Shott (Judy) of Gardner, Kansas, daughter Rhonda Iamkui (Nart) of Leavenworth, Kansas, son Paul Shott (Lori) of Heber Springs, Arkansas, daughter Diane Peebles (Michael) of Ava, Missouri, and daughter Dana Ross (Mark) of Paola, Kansas; 24 grandchildren; and 28 great grandchildren.

 Funeral services for Crystal Joann Shott will be Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Heber Springs Funeral Home.  Visitation is at 1:00 pm followed by a service at 2:00 pm.  Interment is Tuesday, August 30th at 11:00 am at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, North Little Rock, Arkansas.

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August 27, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Heber Springs Funeral Home
1199 Wilburn Road ~ P.O. Box 778
Heber Springs, AR 72543

Funeral Service
August 27, 2022

2:00 PM
Heber Springs Funeral Home
1199 Wilburn Road ~ P.O. Box 778
Heber Springs, AR 72543

August 30, 2022

11:00 AM
Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery
1501 W. Maryland Ave.
North Little Rock, AR 72120

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