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Ginger Dianne Tarno, age 58

Ginger Dianne Tarno, age 58, of Ward, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021. She was born on February 13, 1963 in Jacksonville to Lloyd Alvin Staley and Shirley (Capps) Staley.

Ginger is preceded in death by her parents Lloyd Alvin Staley and Shirley (Capps) Staley; stepmother Dorothy Staley; great grandmother Florence Staley; and best friend Patti Elzey.

Ginger is survived by her husband Bobby G Tarno SR; children Sandy Henderson (Mike), Bonnie Gates (Michael), Bobby Tarno JR (Maranda), and Khandi Murphy (Anthony); grandchildren Steven, Casey, Connor, Alexus, Sam, Abigail, Taylor, Zoey, and Anna; siblings Randy Staley (Deb), and Joe Staley; her beloved dog Jake Allen; and many other family members and friends.

Ginger loved helping other, she was a firefighter, and served on the city council. She loved playing bingo, games, and spending time with her family and friends. Ginger was a nurse for twenty-five years.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 3, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 10:00 AM at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076 followed by interment at Old Austin Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.

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  • LeAnn Peeks Posted December 30, 2021 8:20 PM

    Khandi, I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.

    • Khandi Posted December 31, 2021 5:56 AM

      Thank you! ❤️

  • Kim Waymack Posted December 30, 2021 8:56 PM

    Khandi, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful woman. Sending you and your family my prayers during this time.

  • Vickie (Wadkins) Evans Posted December 30, 2021 11:01 PM

    I’m so sorry to hear about Ginger. I didn’t even know she was sick. I wish I’d known. Maybe I could have visited her. No matter how long she and I went without seeing each other it seemed that when we saw each other we could pick up right where we left off. She was a great friend. I think I introduced her to Bobby. Seems they hit it off right away. If you guys need anything just call. 501-658-5644.

  • Tedi Boling Posted December 31, 2021 9:40 AM

    I know there are no words that will help your pain. Ginger was there for me as a long distance cousin when my mother passed in 2020. I sent her tons of old family photos when my mother passed in 2020. I sent her a ton of old family photos when my mother passed and she found their homes. This is a great picture of her, she still has that same smile as the one of her as a child on the couch in the yellow dress and pretty bonnet. I didn’t get to visit a lot as we live in different states but she was such a kind soul and reached out to me with nothing but love and kindness when it was very much needed. Thank you Ginger! I will miss you very much and you will not be forgotten. I shall see you again one day.

  • Betty Spring Posted January 3, 2022 4:31 AM

    Sorry for your loss

  • David N. & Shirley Geater Posted January 3, 2022 4:44 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family. Loss of a loved one is so difficult.

  • Virginia Colbert Posted January 3, 2022 6:49 PM

    Bobby, Khandi and other family members I so sorry for your loss. I only knew your Mom for a short time but enjoyed visiting with her at bingo. She seemed like a very sweet lady and yes she did enjoy her bingo!!

  • Julia Kidd Posted January 3, 2022 11:10 PM

    Your Mom was a great nurse and touched so many lives. God be with you all at this time.

  • Carla Jones Posted January 4, 2022 10:26 AM

    Khandi, i am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Prayers for you and your family,
    God Bless,
    Carla Jones

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