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Mary Ruth Kirkendall

June 25, 1958 ~ February 14, 2019 (age 60)

Mary Ruth Kirkendall, of Oppelo, passed away at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock on February 14, 2019, at the age of 60.

Mary was born on June 25, 1958, in DeWitt, Arkansas to Cecil Kirkendall and Mary Florence (Manues). She loved to cross-stitch, draw, color, and spend time with her grandchildren.

She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Chastity and Jennifer McConnell, one son, Christopher McConnell all of Oppelo, Arkansas; one brother, Oscar Kirkendall of Dewitt, Arkansas; one sister, Trio Lester of Fort Smith, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Bryce, Jade, Logan, Daniel, Connor, Emily, and Rhiannon, as well as a host of extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and five brothers and sisters.

The family will announce a memorial service at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Vilonia Funeral Home of Vilonia, Arkansas, 1134 Main Street Vilonia, AR 72173. Sign the online guestbook at

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