CHARLESTON -- Dorothy Marylou Herndon Faris, 84, died March 14, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born May 31, 1927, in Helca, S.D., to the late Charles and Pearl Wassaaner Herndon, she and her husband moved to Charleston in 1962. They owned and operated Faris Shoe Repair and Boot Store in Charleston and Sikeston until they retired in 1994. She was a former member of the Trinity Pentecostal Church until its closing.
On Dec. 16, 1944, she married the Rev. Paul Faris who preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2002.
One daughter, Betty Lou Faris, one brother, Charles Herndon, and one sister, Lela Kimball, also preceded her in death
Surviving are: one son, Donald B. Faris of Dexter; three daughters, Lela Mae Tucker, Rose Marie Bard and Paula Louise Faris Boner of Charleston; two brothers, James Herndon of Bull Head City, Ariz., and Claude Herndon of Eugene, Ore.; one sister, Lily Mae Kirkendall of Eugene; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Revs. J.R. Woods, Michael Brewer and Gerald Penn will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: Paul Lee Bard, Joey Bard, John Paul Tucker, James Lael Tucker, Serena Faris Smith and Charles Herndon.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bonnie Scheffer, Robin Slaten, Jancie Harper and Rhonda Givens.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com.