Ms. Sherman was of the Methodist faith.
She is survived by her mother, Barbara M. Maple of Rogers; her father, Donald E. Francisco, Jr. of Stewart, Fla.; one son, Houston O'Hara, U.S. Marine Corps.; one daughter, Tara O'Hara of Rogers; siblings, Don Francisco and wife Carla of Aurora, Mo., Barbara Lynn and husband Michael Weston of Rogers, David Francisco and wife Erin of Boca Raton, Fla. and Jo Crandall and husband Tony Bordonaro of Eureka Springs; four nieces and nephews, Jacqueline Crandall of Naples, Fla., Luke Crandall of Eureka Springs, Steven Francisco and Bruce Francisco both of Aurora, Mo., David Francisco, Daniel Francisco and Michael Francisco all of Boca Raton, Fla.; one grandchild, Kabran O'Hara of Rogers; three step-sons, Wesley Sherman of Conway, Timothy Sherman and Stephen Sherman, both of Fayetteville; and a host of other relatives and friends.
On Feb. 7, 1996, Penny married Joseph Morrow Sherman, who preceded her in death.
Memorial services were held on Oct. 25 at the United Methodist Church in Eureka Springs with Rev. Stan Adams officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy at (501) 663-6699 or the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.