In Memory of



Obituary for Ina Herring

On July 20, 1956, our heavenly father blessed our family with a special angel named Ina Jeannette Herring. Born at 6 months weighing in at 2 lbs. Ina beat the odds of life living with Down Syndrome to the age of 64 years old.

Each of Ina's family member's can attest that Ina held very special memories with each and every one. Those that knew Ina knew she was known for her collections of pennies, if you had change in your pocket, you would be her friend and get one of her contagious smiles.

On May 2, 2021, Our heavenly father took Ina to her heavenly Home.

Ina Jeannette Herring was born in Murphysboro, Illinois to John Herring Jr. and Mary Ellen (McRaven) Herring.

Ina was one of 8 siblings, she is survived by 4 sisters Kimberley McRoberts, Faye Lee, Ruth Vestal, and Alberta Reiman, of Murphysboro, Illinois and one brother Ron Herring (Grace) of Carbondale, Illinois and one brother-in-law Dean Barnett of Murphysboro, Illinois. She is survived by one aunt, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ina was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, and she attended Abundant Life Church in Murphysboro, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Herring, Sister Elbina Barnett, and Brother Ben Herring, Brother-in-laws, Don Reiman, David Lee, and Tom Vestal and Nephew Andy Vestal, Niece Gay Grace, her grandparents Jon and Carrie Herring, Anna and Benjamin McRaven.

Funeral arrangements have been made at Pettett Funeral Home in Murphysboro. Funeral service is on Thursday May 6, at 1 P.M. with a Visitation at the funeral home from 11 A.M to 1 P.M. Rev. Jim Easton will be officiating the service. Ina will be laid to rest at Murdale Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Murphysboro. In lieu of flowers the memorials can be made to The Immanuel Lutheran School Building Fund. For more information please visit

A special thank you to Saint Joseph Memorial Hospital, their doctors, and nursing staff, Residential Hospice, and residential home care and a special thanks to Jessica Rigdon, a special thanks to MacKenzie Hernandez from Help at Home.