Neva Herring

Neva Herring

Friday, August 20th, 1920 - Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
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Neva McGlasson Herring, 100, native of Waco, TX, was born August 20, 1920 to Della and S.J. McGlasson and passed to her Heavenly home on March 9, 2021.

Neva’s happy childhood with younger brother, Sam Jack McGlasson, and younger sister, Faye Nell Long, and beloved parents created the foundation of her life long dedication to family and friends.

Neva met her high-school sweetheart turned husband, George O. Herring, when he was playing ball for the Waco Tigers. Marrying the love of her life in 1938, they shared 41 wonderful years together raising their son, Don, and daughter, Diane. They enjoyed time with their family and traveled extensively around the world before he preceded her in death in 1979.

Other than a short adventure living in New York with George early in their marriage, Neva loved living her whole life in Waco where she served in volunteer capacities at a number of organizations including the Hillcrest Hospital, Waco Symphony, Garden Forum, and Historic Waco.

She was also a longtime member of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church and the Mixson Sunday School Class. An avid bridge and mahjong player, she enjoyed hosting frequent gatherings, entertaining her friends and social clubs. She had so many wonderful friends and especially loved her Cluckers Birthday group!

“Beloved Nena” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Neva’s zest for life, love and laughter are her legacy and she was a treasure to all who knew her.

She is survived by her son, Don Herring and wife Barbara of Austin and her daughter, Diane Ligon of Austin, Tx. Her cherished grandsons and their families: Grady Ligon and wife Dawn and their children, Caroline and Will of Prosper, Tx., Greg Ligon and wife Rachel and their children, Tanner and Libbie, of New Braunfels, Tx., and Grant Ligon and Patrick Merrill of Fairfield, CT. Her niece, Julie Long, and nephew, George and wife Pam Long, both of Waco, and nephew, Richard McGlasson of California.

In lieu of flowers please give to Columbus Ave Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 11th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Thursday, March 11th, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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  • Service

    Friday, March 12th, 2021 | 10:30am
    Friday, March 12th, 2021 10:30am
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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  • Interment

    Chapel Hill Memorial Park
    7671 S. I 35
    WACO, TX 76706
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Community Healthcare of Texas

Posted at 10:51am
Thank you for the opportunity to care for your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

peggy barfield

Posted at 06:33pm
I remember Neva as one of the kindest woman I have ever known. She was so easy to be around and was always ready for a good laugh. My father said she was a jewel, they went on a trip somewhere, Neva and George, Paul and Dorothy. Paul said she was so much fun and so pleasant to be around.
Good memories,
Peggy Bowen Barfield

Denise Stafford

Posted at 05:47pm
So sorry to hear of Your Mom Ms Neva was a very Sweet and caring Lady.You are in my Prayers Diane ❤️

Karen Cox

Posted at 07:29pm
To the family of Neva Herring, Please accept our condolences on the loss of your loved one. She was such a kind and gentle lady to all of us and we will miss her. May she rest in peace. Lakeshore Estates

Dianne Friend Posted at 09:34am

Diane I am saddened at Neva’s passing. She was such a vibrant, beautiful lady and will be greatly missed. You two were very close and I know you will miss her. My love and prayers are with you and your family.

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