Cynthia “Cindy” E. O’Nale, age 57, of Jacksonville, started her greatest adventure with the Lord on December 25, 2020. She was born June 26, 1963 in Harrisonville, Missouri to William F. Lloyd, Sr. and Margret Elaine Desmond. She was preceded in death by her father. Cindy enlisted in the Air Force after graduating from high school, with 12 year of active duty. Upon leaving the Air Force, she enlisted in the Air National Guard and retired from the 189th Airlift Wing Squadron as a Master Sergeant. After her retirement, and one to never pass up a new experience or adventure, she spent 8 years working as a contractor overseas in the Middle East, which included a contract for the State Department. Most recently, she was employed as a Training Developer with C2 Technologies for the Army National Guard – Professional Education Center. She was often described as kind, generous, wise, and witty. She traveled the world and was always an adventurer and explorer while her time here and will continue to be in Heaven. She was a part of many organizations throughout her years, but most recently enjoyed spending her time honing her crafting skills with her Stampin’ Up Ladies Group, Quilting, Sewing, Embroidering, and attending plays and the Symphony with her many friends. Cindy was member of First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, AR.
Cindy is survived by her daughter, Kristen (Lee) Hector, grandchildren, Lauren and Landon, mother and stepfather, Elaine and Grover Desmond, brother, Chip Lloyd, sister, Jody Melia, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and friends across the world. As an avid animal lover, she is survived by her grand-furbabies, Charley and ZuZu, and Miss Devi. She will also be missed dearly by the birds, squirrels, bunnies, and deer that lived near her home.
A private celebration of life will be held with her family in Kansas City, MO.
A Military Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the LeiomyoSacroma Support & Direct Research Foundation at lmsdr.org.
Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.