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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Obituary for Cindy Holiman

  • Cindy Holiman died June 18, 2013
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  • Cynthia Buster Holiman, age 73, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, died June 18, due to complications after surgery.
     
    She was born in Kansas City, Missouri, February 29, 1940. She grew up in St. Joseph, Missouri where she graduated from Central High School in 1958. Her husband of 29 years is Robert Holiman.
     
    Cindy was an active member of the Heber Springs Baptist Church. She loved gardening, sewing, music, swimming, and spoiling her grandchildren.  She was a fun,  kind, nurturing and gentle person loved by many.  Cindy was a dedicated trained Arthritis Aquatic Instructor, coordinating the volunteer instructors at the Thunderbird pool and the new Aquatic Center.  Her sensitivity to the needs of others was demonstrated by her caring ways and motivational spirit.  As an Ambassador for the Heber Springs Area of Commerce, Cindy assisted with many special events and promoted Heber Springs at every opportunity.  Helping others was her life and mission.   Her biggest joy in life was spending time with and spoiling her grandchildren. 
     
    She is survived by her husband Robert Holiman of Heber Springs, four children: Heather Mason Bull (Arnie) of Heber Springs; Laura Holiman Thompson (Scott) of Birmingham, Alabama; Robin Holiman Zaner of Hot Springs; and David Holiman (Tonya) of Rogers.
     
    She is the sister of Charles Buster of Kansas City, Missouri  and Judith Buster Pringle of Northbrook, Illinois and niece of Nadien and Denton Matteson of St. Joseph, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Hugh Buster, her step-father, Sam Utz, her brother David Buster and granddaughter, Lyndie Thompson.
     
    She is also the proud Grammy of James and Megan Bull; Zachary, Hannah Kate and Nicholas Thompson; and  Mackenzie and Madison Holiman.
     
    Visitation will be at 10:30 AM Friday, June 21, at Heber Springs Baptist Church followed by a Celebration of Life at 12:00 PM. Burial to follow at the Cleburne County Memorial Gardens. 
     
    Memorials may be made to the Fill A Ford Toy Drive in care of Jayson Jones Ford  or the Dixie Jackson Fund in care of Heber springs Baptist Church.
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