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Cynthia “Cindy” E. O’Nale, age 57,

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

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Tootie Wright Posted December 29, 2020 8:25 PM

    The most giving person I ever met. I miss her terribly, but am comforted that we will play again in Heaven.

  • Jody Melia Posted December 29, 2020 8:35 PM

    Heaven has one of the best Angels it will ever know. Forever in my heart love you sis

    • Bonnie (Dock) Turner Posted January 1, 2021 10:58 AM

      Sending you hugs and lots of love ♥️

  • Scott Guffey Posted December 29, 2020 8:46 PM

    She was a great person, a friend to whomever she met, I met her in the UAE , it was a blessing and honor to call her my friend. I am going to miss you. Rest in peace Pretty Lady..

  • Conrad Monaco Posted December 29, 2020 8:47 PM

    She was a very sweet person in high school. It was an honor to be able to reconnect through Facebook. Our talks and chats. We had a lot of laughs. It’s hard to believe she is gone. She will be missed very much.

  • Carl Ross Posted December 29, 2020 8:47 PM

    You were a wonderful friend Cindy. You are missed by everyone.

  • Carmen Carmany Posted December 29, 2020 8:48 PM

    Thank you for sharing your love of life & joy of living with so many people.

  • Debbie Nipper Posted December 29, 2020 9:00 PM

    I will miss you my dear friend. You were a special lady.

  • Angela Dennis Posted December 29, 2020 9:26 PM

    Cindy was like a sister to me and she will be greatly missed. We had many adventures together in the military and outside of the military. She would laugh so hard at my fear of snakes 😊 I loved Cindy dearly!! She will always be in my heart and our memories will last a lifetime. My love, thoughts and prayers are with Kristen and all of Cindy’s family.

  • Clayton Ford Posted December 29, 2020 10:04 PM

    My deepest sympathy for the family. Aunt Elaine a huge hug. from me . Love Clayton Ford Family

  • George Soter Posted December 29, 2020 10:11 PM

    A beautiful woman. And good friend

  • Penny Hutchison Posted December 29, 2020 11:06 PM

    I sure miss the old days when we were young, innocent, and best friends.

  • Roderick Daniels Posted December 29, 2020 11:26 PM

    It was always a pleasure to work with Cindy. She was always laughing and full of joy. May God rest your soul and comfort your family during and after this time.

  • Greg Daugherty Posted December 30, 2020 5:54 AM

    Rest In Peace my friend, I will forever remember the awesome times we had in the best neighborhood ever.

  • Loretta Harris Posted December 30, 2020 8:15 AM

    Peace be with you

  • David Van Becelaere Posted December 30, 2020 8:48 AM

    So sorry to hear this I went to school with her and lived down the street from her and her family as a kid prayers to all of you

  • Mr. Leslie Collins Posted December 30, 2020 8:57 AM

    I miss Cindy’s great humor and industrious attitude. She put up a great fight! May the Lord bless and keep her.

  • Tim Posted December 30, 2020 10:18 AM

    Ms. Cindy was a beautiful lady in every way. She was admired by many for her witty and insightful views of many subjects. She will be missed by many persons of many different avenues of life.

  • Ruth Barrett Posted December 30, 2020 10:25 AM

    Cindy was a wonderful person and brought joy to everyone. She will be greatly missed. So very sorry for your loss.

  • Jimmy Shafe Posted December 30, 2020 10:27 AM

    Cindy was genuine, caring, dedicated, and hard-working. She will be greatly missed by our team at the National Guard Professional Education Center. Cindy, we celebrate your life, your accomplishments, and the joy and laughter you brought to others.

  • Bruce Miller Posted December 30, 2020 12:03 PM

    Cindy was such a lovely kind woman that will be truly missed. Always had a smile and encouragement to anyone around her.

  • Art Childers Posted December 30, 2020 12:28 PM

    Cindy was a great person and I feel privileged that I knew her. We will all miss here dearly and are sorry for your loss.

  • Natasha Stewart Posted December 30, 2020 12:39 PM

    Cindy’s kindness and thoughtfulness will always be remembered. Her simple gestures to me like leaving flowers on my desk many mornings really added joy to my days. Sweet rest my friend.

  • Shirley (Bishop) Hunt Posted December 30, 2020 4:19 PM

    She was my sponsor when I arrive at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas., and we instanly became friends. The most sweetest, nurturing person I have ever met. You rest now Cindy, GOD has called you home, no doubt HE said,
    ” Well Done My Good And Faithful Servant”
    I have been very Blessed to have been placed in your path!!!

  • Larry Dunphy Posted December 30, 2020 7:05 PM

    You were a good friend. I enjoyed our dinners out. You will be missed by all.

  • Wally Davis Posted December 31, 2020 12:05 AM

    Cindy was a very nice lady that always seemed to find something to laugh about. It was an honor to serve with her. She will be sorely missed by many people. Rest In Peace friend.

  • Pam Byfield Posted December 31, 2020 8:28 AM

    Cindy and I grew up as great friends. She will be greatly missed we had such fun in our neighborhood. Prayers and thoughts to Kristen and All of Cindy’s family.

  • Elaine desmondi Posted December 31, 2020 12:50 PM

    When I held you the day you were born I told myself and you that i would never let you go. You were so soft, warm and a true Mirical. So proud of you and love you so much. But it is time to let you go be with God. No more pain . Amen

    • Bonnie (Dock) Turner Posted January 1, 2021 10:57 AM

      Sending you hugs and lots of love ♥️

  • Chris Daniel Posted January 1, 2021 10:00 AM

    To a friend that will be greatly missed. RIP Cindy

  • Jerome A Smith Posted January 4, 2021 8:51 AM

    It was honor to have met and worked with you. You will be missed. Rest in peace.

  • Christa Jacimore Posted January 7, 2021 12:34 PM

    I was shocked to see this in today’s newspaper. Kristen, I am so sorry and you have my deepest sympathy. We enjoyed being next-door neighbors (when she was Flynn and I was Newburg), and, of course, Cindy and I worked together for a while at Bushman Court Reporting, long ago, and were friends. We lost track in recent years, but I always enjoyed her and I am so sad to hear this. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. I will make a donation in her memory. Love, comfort, and peace to all who are suffering because of Cindy’s passing.

  • Ricky Khouzam Posted January 18, 2021 3:21 PM

    Unfortunate news to receive. I had the pleasure to work with Cindy in Abu Dhabi… What they say indeed is true, she was kind, she was sweet and very professional… Everybody had nothing but great things to say about her… May she Rest In Peace.

  • Deborah McArthur Posted January 21, 2021 8:07 AM

    The very best of the best, an extraordinary human and my friend. I miss you. xo

  • Nick DeGuire Posted April 12, 2021 12:14 PM

    I worked with Cindy in the National Guard. She was awesome. I enjoyed working with her. Cindy trained me and helped me get my promotion. I was so blessed to work with her. Rest in peace.

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