Penny Louise O'Hara Sherman

Friday, October 24, 2008

PENNY LOUISE O'HARA SHERMAN, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Aug. 26, 1954, at Great Lakes Naval Station, a daughter of Donald E. Francisco Jr. and Barbara (Ott) Francisco. She died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, in Eureka Springs, at the age of 53.

Ms. Sherman was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by her mother, Barbara M. Maple of Rogers; her father, Donald E. Francisco Jr. of Stewart, Fla.; one son, Houston O'Hara, U.S. Marine Corp; one daughter, Tara O'Hara of Rogers; siblings, Don Francisco and wife Carla of Aurora, Mo., Barbara Lynn and husband Michael Weston of Rogers, David Francisco and wife Erin of Boca Raton, Fla., and Jo Crandall and husband Tony Bordonaro of Eureka Springs; four nieces and nephews, Jacqueline Crandall of Naples, Fla., Luke Crandall of Eureka Springs, Steven Francisco and Bruce Francisco both of Aurora, Mo., David Francisco, Daniel Francisco and Michael Francisco all of Boca Raton, Fla.; one grandchild, Kabran O'Hara of Rogers; three step-sons, Wesley Sherman of Conway, Timothy Sherman and Stephen Sherman, both Fayetteville; and a host of other relatives and friends.

On Feb. 7, 1996, Penny was united in marriage with Joseph Morrow Sherman, who preceded her in death.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at the United Methodist Church in Eureka Springs with Rev. Stan Adams officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy at (501) 663-6699 or the American Red Cross, POB 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018. Online condolences may be sent to the family at