The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

February 25, 2013

Daisy M. Herndon


The Joplin Globe

Neck City, Mo. — NECK CITY, Mo. - Daisy Marie Herndon, 66, Neck City, Mo., went home to be with the Lord early Friday morning Feb. 22, 2013, at her home after a long illness.

Daisy was born on Dec. 21, 1946, in Neck City, Mo., to William and Louise Dodson. She graduated from Alba High School in 1966. She worked for many years at Motorola and FAG Bearings. She was a member of New Providence Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her friends, family, and church family. Her joy in life was her grandchildren.

Daisy married Larry Cawyer in 1963, and he preceded her in death. She married Lavon "Crack" McCracken in 1969, and he preceded her in death. She had two daughters, Laura Marie and Leanna Lynn, who also preceded her in death. She married Ira Dean Herndon in 1991, and he survives.

She is also survived by three sisters, Margaret Hole, and Mildred Miller, both of Neck City and Karen Williams, Joplin, Mo.; two step-daughters, Rosie Ford and Mona Beaunoyer; and two step-sons, Dean Herndon and David Herndon; eight grandchildren; and  11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the New Providence Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Shumaker officiating. Burial will follow in the Friends Cemetery, Purcell, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday Feb. 26, at the Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Herndon family fund in care of the funeral home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City, Mo.