Funeral services for Mary L. Herren, 76, were held on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Sardis Baptist Church near Jewett. Bro. Jeremy Wilson and Bro. Billy Bob Evans officiated. Interment followed the services at Sardis Cemetery.
Mrs. Herren passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Kindred Plaza Nursing Home in Mansfield. She was born in Cayuga on October 24, 1940, but grew up in Palestine. Mary moved to Jewett at the age of seventeen and met Willie Herren and a short time later, they married on June 27, 1958. She shared over fifty-five years of marriage to her husband until being separated by his death in 2013. Mrs. Herren was a dedicated homemaker. Her family was her life. She was a member of Sardis Baptist Church.
Survived by two daughters, Vickie Watson of Arlington, and Tammy Foreman of Houston; one son, Arles Herren of Thornton; eight grandchildren, Melissa Jordan and husband, John, Wayne Watson and wife, Jackie, Nikkie Herren, Brittany Herren, Stormy Herren, Kristi Stark, Renea Johnson and Rob, and James Stark; twelve great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her husband, Willie Herren; her parents, Charles and Euna Blackshear; her twin sister, Martha Frost and her husband, Tom; and her brother Charles Blackshear and his wife, Sandy.
Ricks–Bowers Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Please visit our website at www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.