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In Memory of

Janet P. Stuart

December 27, 1922 - January 5, 2018

Obituary


Janet Stuart, 95, died Friday, January 5, in El Dorado, at Medical Center of
South Arkansas. Born Janet Eleanor Pachter on December 27, 1922, in Memphis,
Tennessee, she was the daughter of Ruby and Henry Pachter of Webb, Mississippi.
She spent the first five years of her life in the Mississippi Delta before her
family moved to Memphis. She was graduated from Central High School in Memphis
and attended business school at Memphis State University. After marrying her
wartime sweetheart, Joseph Paul Stuart, Jr. on December 17, 1945, they...

Janet Stuart, 95, died Friday, January 5, in El Dorado, at Medical Center of
South Arkansas. Born Janet Eleanor Pachter on December 27, 1922, in Memphis,
Tennessee, she was the daughter of Ruby and Henry Pachter of Webb, Mississippi.
She spent the first five years of her life in the Mississippi Delta before her
family moved to Memphis. She was graduated from Central High School in Memphis
and attended business school at Memphis State University. After marrying her
wartime sweetheart, Joseph Paul Stuart, Jr. on December 17, 1945, they moved to
El Dorado in August of 1946, where they founded Stuart Typewriter Company, which
evolved into Stuart's, Inc. a regional office machine dealership.

She was active in Congregation Beth Israel, teaching Sunday School for decades
and often speaking to area groups about Judaism. She spearheaded the yearly
Passover lunch at the SAAC lunch, a part of the South Arkansas Arts Center, and
was involved in its daily management.

She was, among other groups, active in Pilot Club, Athena Club, several bridge
clubs, El Dorado Service League, NOMDA, as well as being involved in all of her
children's and grandchildren's activities.
After surviving cancer, she became an active participant in the Union County
Cancer Relay for Life.

She and her late husband traveled the world together, visiting 17 foreign
countries, bringing back tales of their adventures to family and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband, survivors include a daughter, Janey Stuart
Pillsbury (Dr. Richard) of EL Dorado; a son, Richard Stuart of Shreveport, La.;
five grandchildren, Kimberly Pillsbury Steele (Nelson) of Sugar Land, Texas;
Richard Curtis Pillsbury, Jr. (Sarah) of Bristow, Va.; Megan Stuart Hollis
(Ryan) of Nashville, Tn.; Rachel Stuart-Haas (David) of Shreveport, La., Sarah
Stuart Storm (Matt) of Fonthill, Ontario, Canada; and 8 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 8, at 12:00 pm at Arlington Cemetery,
located on Mosby Street, in El Dorado.

Memorials may be sent to Union Country Animal Protection Society, 100 Sunset
Road, El Dorado, Ar. 71730, or the South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 East 5th, El
Dorado, Ar 71730.