She was born Oct. 2, 1934, in Linton, the daughter of Mack Lee and Reymonde (Mazoyer) Perkins.
She was a 1952 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School and worked at General Electric in Linton as a young woman. Later in life she worked at Kmart and Lazarus as a sales associate. She was married for 53 years to the love of her life, Charles Herron, until his death on Nov. 30, 2008. She enjoyed traveling to Maui with her husband and was an avid reader.
Survivors include two daughters, LeaRae (Yale) Herron-Rice of Zionsville and Jill (Jeff) Childress of Indianapolis, six grandchildren, Niki Herron, Michael VanMeter, Jaimie and Jake Childress, and Hilary and Amanda Rice, a sister-in-law, Vera (Bill) Moehlmann of Linton, and a niece, Terri Bower of Bloomington.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Mark Herron in 1982, and a brother, Billy Mack Perkins.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26 at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday until the hour of service.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to St. Vincent Hospice in lieu of flowers.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com .