Mary Anestra Tunia, June 21, 1948~December 24, 2014
Mary Anestra Tunia, 66, Fayetteville AR., died December 24, 2014 after a long struggle with cancer. Born June 21, 1948 in Biloxi, MS., Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Beverly (Ferguson) Tunia; and brother, John Tunia. Survived by her lifelong friend, Mary Scheele; two godsons, Corey and Ezekiel Mayberry; sister, Andrea Tunia and spouse, Leigh Sterten; sister-in-law, Yvonne Broyles Tunia; and niece, Theresa Tunia (Russell) McKee; and two great-nephews, John and Sam. Mary served as a Religious Sister of Mercy for 27 years, and earned a Masters of Education degree. She also worked for the Arkansas Department of Human Services until her recent retirement.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be set up so please send donations to Beard’s Funeral Chapel, 855 South Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR 72701.
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