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Edwardine "Eddie" Jean Hersma

August 6, 1939 — May 28, 2023

Edwardine “Eddie” Jean Hersma, 83, of Viola, Arkansas passed away from this life on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at Mountain Home, Arkansas. Eddie was born August 6, 1939, in East Chicago, Indiana to Joseph Piecuch and Mary (Wolanin) Piecuch.   

Eddie married John Hersma on October 16, 1964, in Hammond, Indiana.  Eddie worked as a florist for many years.  Eddie enjoyed her flowers and working with flowers, watching birds, old westerns, and crocheting.  Eddie especially loved her grandchildren, cooking out with the family, and watching Jacob play baseball.  She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, friend, and was a member of the Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Salem, Arkansas. 

Eddie leaves to mourn her passing, daughter, Jenni Luther (Lynn) of Viola, Arkansas; grandson, Jacob Luther (Heather) of Bergman, Arkansas; four great grandchildren, Benson, BraeLynn, BrynnLee, and Brooks; two honorary grandchildren, Mattix and Harper Rowden; sister, Alice Lovell (Lew) of Morehead, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister (Dorothy Starzak).

Memorial services will be at 1 PM Friday, June 2, 2023, at Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Arkansas with Bro. John Hodges officiating.  Memorials may be made to Gail’s Pets Second Chance (310 Marion County 119, Oakland, Arkansas 72661).  Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home, LLC in Salem, Arkansas. 


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