Sara Opal Herndon

September 19, 1938 - January 29, 2021
Sara Herndon

Sara Herndon, age 82, of Marionville, Missouri, passed away in her home on January 29, 2021. She was born September 19, 1938, the daughter of Finis and Louise Carver. Sara was a graduate of the Marionville class of 1955.

Sara and Bob Herndon were middle school sweethearts and where united in marriage at the First United Methodist Church in Marionville, on August 25, 1956. Once married Sara worked at the map factory in Aurora, Missouri where they lived. Then, Bob and Sara moved to Marionville and took over being the owners and operators of Herndon Orchard from 1972-2004 after Finis and Louise retired. Sara was an active member at the First United Methodist Church and Sunday School teacher for many years. She was a member of the Master Gardners of Springfield and the Gourd Society. She was a founding member of Applefest, Town and Country Extension, and the Lady Lions Club. Sara was the Comet fan of the year 2006-2007 and an avid sports fan of her kids, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Bob and Sara were the Marionville Applefest Golden Apple Award winners in 2008.

Sara is survived by husband, Bob of 64 years; two daughters, Ann Leavitt and her husband, Larry of Miller, Missouri and Kay Kerans and her husband, Sidney of Marionville; four grandchildren, Cody (Andrea) Tuhey, Ashley (Cody) Sandusky, Callie Jo (Josh) Maher and Lathan Kerans; four great-grandchildren, Kaden, and Kaleb Tuhey and Kiyah and Korah Maher; one sister, Carrell Smart; many cousins, nieces, and nephews and special caregivers, Kelly Wells and Teresa Hicks

The family would like to send a special thank you to the 417 Home Care and Hospice Compassus for all of there help and caring of Sara.

A private memorial service for family and the Marionville Class of 1955 will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church in Marionville, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. A graveside service for family and friends will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Marionville IOOF Cemetery.

Due to Covid 19, the family has requested for those attending the services to please wear a mask and to practice social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be mailed to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 519 Marionville, Missouri 65705 or in care of the funeral home.

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