Mary Frances Herndon

Mary Frances (Sholar) Herndon, 96, of Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  Mrs. Mary Herndon was retired from Western State Hospital in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where she was employed for over 20 years as a Nurse's Aide.  She was a member of Rocky Ridge Baptist Church in Cadiz, Kentucky.

She is survived by: five sons - James Herndon of Cadiz, Kentucky; Robert Herndon & wife, Nita, of Porterville, California;  Jerry Herndon & wife, Patricia, of Cedar Valley, Utah; Donald Herndon & wife, Glenda, of Cadiz, Kentucky; and Nick Herndon & wife, Kim, of Trigg County, Kentucky;  one daughter - Joy Herndon of Cadiz, Kentucky; and one brother - Kelly Sholar of Trigg County, Kentucky.  She was preceded in death by: her parents - Jesse & Annie Rose Ella Choate Sholar; her husband - Robert Vernon Herndon; two daughters -  Sandra Herndon and Kay Hill; two brothers - Hayden Sholar and Robert Sholar; and two sisters - Icie Lawrence and Brooksey Nell Francis.

Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday, December 30, 2016.  The funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 31, 2016, with Mary's brother-in-law, John Herndon, officiating.  Burial will follow at Fuller Cemetery in Trigg County, Kentucky, to be interred beside her husband, Robert.

From the family..."Our beloved Mary Frances & Robert Vernon have a current posterity of eight children, 24 grandchildren, 48+ great grandchildren, and 10+ great-great grandchildren.

Gratitude and appreciation to all who've assisted or sent messages and tokens of love and support."

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I am, quite naturally, taken back to the farm in Cadiz in the Summer of 1980. It was a different time, a different world. That summer left a lasting impression on a 15 year old boy from California. It was good to have known you, Grandma....

I am very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for the whole family.
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