Nan Ruth Shelton Herndon, 82, passed peacefully Saturday, March 28, 2020 in Aransas Pass, Texas at her home.
She was born October 19, 1937 in Springdale, Texas to Huntly and Ruby Mae Shelton.
Her family moved to Aransas Pass when she was 8 years old and, at that time, she met her future husband who lived across the street. She graduated from Aransas Pass High School and attended Corpus Christi State University.
She was married to Robert L. Herndon for almost 50 years before his passing in 2008.
They made the decision to create a family where their children could walk to both sets of grandparents, either next door or across the street. Nan was a member of Aransas Pass First Baptist Church and Aransas Pass Order of the Eastern Star #162.
She is preceded in death by two daughters, Martha Herndon and Robin Herndon, and one son Lanford Conn Herndon.
She is survived by two daughters Venus Herndon Mills (Jim) and Pip Herndon, and one son, Robert Dion Herndon (Lola), all of Aransas Pass, Texas; grandchildren, Stacy Mills (Jaime), Rachel Tucker (Stephen), Savannah Preston (Matt), Taylor Mills, Preston Herndon, Joann Garza (Josh), Cameron Herndon and Tiffany Rudd (Chancey). She is also survived by 12 great grandchildren, along with her brother, Huntly Shelton, Jr. of McKinney, Texas and sister, Martha Truitt, of Aransas Pass, Texas; in addition to her numerous nieces and nephews who will miss her encouraging smile.
Nan’s family wants to extend a big thanks to all the support and love received throughout this challenging time, especially during these overwhelming days of new struggles.
Stay strong and we look forward to a wonderful family/friend reunion when we champion through this world health crisis.
Donations in Nan’s memory can be made to the Aransas Lodge #1018, P.O. Box 606, Aransas Pass, Texas 78336 (Restoration Fund) or Aransas Pass Order of the Eastern Star #162, P.O. Box 135, Aransas Pass, Texas 78336 (Scholarship Fund).
Online condolences may be left at www.charliemarshallfuneralhomes.com Arrangements entrusted to: Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory