MARY LOU STURDY-FROMM, 56, of Sherwood passed away July 12, 2019. She was born Sept. 27, 1962 to John and Dorothy Sturdy. She graduated Sylvan Hills High School in 1980 and Pulaski Vo-Tech in 1982. She is survived by her husband Gary, son Jacob (Torie), their children, and daughter Emily (Noah) Jensen and her brothers, Rick and Phillip. She is preceded in death by her brother John David. Visitation will be at Smith-Sherwood Funeral Home, Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10:30 am with services immediately following at 11:30. Burial will be in Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at 1:00 pm. Online guest register: www.smithsherwoodfuneralhome.com.
Mary Lou worked as a bookkeeper for many years until the birth of her first child, Jacob. She enjoyed playing softball. In fact, she played for 19 years. Her job and subsequent birth of Jacob would end her softball “career”. She became a “stay-at-home-mom” and raised her two children. Her two grandchildren, Jake Andrew and MacKenzie Lynn were the loves of her life. They adored her and could not wait to visit Nana.
Mary Lou loved singing, baking, fishing, motorcycles and boating, as well. In the early years of her marriage with Gary, she would love to sit on a dock or in a boat and bait a hook with a worm and “feed them fish”. This was truly her favorite past-time. Her second would have to be getting dirty, tinkering with motorcycles and riding them.
Mary Lou was the type of person who would not hesitate to lend a hand to those in need. When it came to her children and grandchildren, she was quick to take care of them then worry about herself.
She will truly be missed.
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