Josephine “Jo” Shelman



Josephine “Jo” Shelman, 88, of Hazen, went to be with our Lord, June 12, 2018. She was the widow of Phillip Thurman Shelman. They shared 37 years of marriage together. Born in Piermont, New York, she was the daughter of Joseph and Domenica Caputo. Josephine was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Carlisle, Arkansas, for over 50 years. Josephine and Phillip were active in church and shared their love for the Lord with many in the community. They served as Deacon and Deacon’s wife. Josephine was an avid gardener and enjoyed growing flowers, especially African violets. She was known for her love of Italian cooking and bread making.

She is survived by her five daughters; Patty Carlson (Greg), Theresa Krug, Valerie Kelley (John), Anne Fairchild (Michael), Suzanne Severns (Bryon) as well as her brother, Joseph Caputo (Elizabeth). 17 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Phillip Shelman, and her son, Joseph Shelman. The visitation will be held June 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. The funeral will take place at 11:00 A.M on June 20, 2018 at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Slovak and will be preceded by the praying of the rosary at 10:30. Interment will be at the Slovak Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.