Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Dena Leona Pinner, 49, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Friday, May 9, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield.

She was born Sept. 14, 1958, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., the daughter of William and Thelma (East) Heard. On Dec. 23, 1990, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., she was united in marriage to Mark Pinner, who survives.

Additional survivors include: her mother, Thelma Heard, of Hoxie, Ark.; two daughters, Katrina Brundage, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Melissa Renfrow and her husband, Justin, of Shell Knob; one son, Billy Warren and his wife, Lydia, of Red Lake, Minn.; one brother, Richard Heard, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father.

She received her education in Gary, Ind., and then attended college at Northwest Arkansas. For around 12 years she worked as a traveling LPN and was currently employed with Mt. Vernon Place Care Center. She resided in Carroll County, Ark., several years before moving to Barry County three years ago.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

Her body will be cremated under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Whitaker Cemetery, Walnut Ridge, Ark.

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