Sylvia K Herndon

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Visitation
Roller-McNutt Funeral Home
801 8th Avenue
Conway, AR  72032
Thursday, May 26, 2022
6-8 P.M.
Service Schedule
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1115 College Avenue
Conway, AR  72032
Friday, May 27, 2022
10:00AM
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St. Joseph's Columbarium
1115 College Ave.
Conway, AR  72032
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Alzheimer's Arkansas
10411 W. Markham Suite 130
Little Rock, AR  72205

Sylvia K Herndon

of Conway, AR

February 3, 1937 - May 22, 2022

Sylvia K. Herndon, 85, of Conway, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022. She was born February 3, 1937 to George and Leona (Muench) Nelson in Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin.

She worked as a planning specialist at the Office of Emergency Services, where she was instrumental in the development of the "Ready Teddy" Program, teaching children about the importance of earthquake preparedness.

In 1984 she married the love of her life, Roy Herndon, the two brought together their children to form a large, but loving family.

She loved her family dearly and enjoyed making quilts for all of her children and grandchildren. She also loved to bake, even if she had just met you once, you were likely to receive some fresh baked goods from her kitchen.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brother, Leonard Nelson; and son, Gregg Herndon.

Sylvia is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Roger) Johnston, Debbie (Lloyd) Jackson, Robbi Gordon, Lyric Major, Monica (Gary) Dean, Chris (Brad) Larimer; and her sons, Larry (Marie) Loyd, Woody (Lorett) Herndon; along with her brother, Kenneth; sister, Helen and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Conway, Arkansas and will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 26, 2022, from 6:00-8:00PM, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00AM on Friday, May 27, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Conway with entombment to follow at St. Joseph Mausoleum.

The family ask that in lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in her name to Arkansas Alzheimer's Association at https://www.alz.org/arkansas

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22 Condolence(s)
Judy McCollum Reynolds
Greenbrier, AR
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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Robbie and family
So sorry
Your mom was such a sweet lady.
I really enjoyed the time I got to spend visiting with her for several years.
Peace and Love
Judy

Helena Reynaud
conway, AR
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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. I met Sylvia many years ago when we helped a family from St. Joseph Church who was going through really hard times. She was such a giving person and so easy to become friends with and I loved her. Through the years, we would see one another at church or around Conway and always shared warm greetings and memories. I was in line with her just this Easter Season for Reconciliation. Again we shared friendly conversation, we were outside of Chapel waiting in line. I'm so sorry I missed her service, but will be praying for comfort and peace for your family. Friends in Christ, God Bless Helena Reynaud and husband, Denny

Charlene Pace
Otterville, IL
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Friday, May 27, 2022

I will miss you forever but looking forward to our reunion some glorious day. Perhaps God has you playing the piano or accordion, with many gathered around to sing as you play as we did in Fort Atkinson, 🎶 Harbor Lights 🎶. I treasure the family history you put together, the “Muenchkin” book is awesome. Ever so grateful for the hospitality from you and Roy in 1990. RIH …Love Charlene

Ken & Joanne Nelson
Jefferson, LA
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Friday, May 27, 2022

What a wonderful sister. We will miss y0u . But are able to now to rejoice with all our family and friends. God Bless.

Becky McMillen Edwards
Damascus, AR
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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Sylvia & I worked together at OES. I enjoyed our time together. My deepest sympathy for the family.

James and Marie Nelson
FORT ATKINSON, WI
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Thursday, May 26, 2022

We were sorry to hear about Aunt Sylvia's passing. Our hearts go out to you. We are sure she is in heaven with Leonard, doing what they liked to do best - teasing each other. Sylvia and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Brenda Dowdy
Guy, AR
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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Debbie and family

So sorry for your loss losing your mom is not easy I miss my mom everyday one day at a time! Sandy and I are praying for you all and love you very much your mom was always so good to Sandy and sandy loved her as well as loving you Debbie to. You will always be a part of our family
Love sandy and Brenda Dowdy

Bobbie (Cook) Hilliard
Alexander, AR
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Thursday, May 26, 2022

My heart is broken. Sylvia was the most kind, generous, and loving person. The quilts she made for my two grandson’s will be cherished forever.

Denny Mickels
Vilonia, AR
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Thursday, May 26, 2022

So very sorry for your loss.

Gary. Dean
Palm Coast, FL
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Thursday, May 26, 2022

You and your Family have taught us what Love 💕 is and how to share it with others.
You will be missed by everyone that ever met you! Rest In Peace.

Kevin Nelson
Spring Green, WI
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Sylvia touched so many through her life and made us all better. Family grounded her, the more made us all better. It’s to soon for us to say goodbye, but it’s comforting to know she’s back home and will always be with us. Thank you for your gift. Your spirit lives on.
The Nelson Family.

Melinda G Bear
Jacksonville, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Such a very special lady. She loved the Lord and it always showed. Her family ment the world to her and she always had a story about either one of the kids or grandkids. It has been a pleasure getting to know her. She will be greatly missed

Carolyn Pratt
Vilonia, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

She was such a sweet, sweet lady! We loved seeing her come in the shop(Grana’s). I especially enjoyed working in class with she and her sister—they had so much fun together. She will be missed.

Mike gibbs
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Kathy sorry for your loss .

Shannon pearce
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Im so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Bob Berry
Greenbrier, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

I’m so sorry for your loss and will try to see you all. Praying 🙏 for you you all

Julia A Barre’
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

She was my friend. I will greatly miss her. I feel the void in my heart.

Anthony and Maureen Tytler.
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Sylvia, you will be missed, but for you, a new life has started a new life for evermore.

Bob Barham
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Kathy and family:

I’m so sorry for your loss. Sylvia was such a wonderful soul and although I haven’t seen her in quite some time, I always enjoyed a short visit when I ran into her somewhere. She was my dad’s secretary for several years and he loved and respected her and enjoyed working with her at OES. My prayers are with all of you today and always.

Darlene Akel
North Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Larry,

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know our hearts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Marvin and Becky Wendel
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Ms Sylvia. We really loved having her for a neighbor for a few years. Becky and I are praying for comfort and peace for the family.

Herb & Paula Edwards & Family
Citrus Heights, CA
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

We extend our deepest sorrow for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.