Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home and Crematory

3800 West Walnut, PO Box 328, Rogers, AR


Phone: 479-636-2412

Cynthia Hendricks Gabbard Schmidt

Springdale, AR

1952 - 2013

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Published: June 27, 2013

Cynthia "Cindy" Hendricks Gabbard Schmidt, 60, of Springdale died on June 25, 3013, at Circle of Life in Springdale. She was born in Big Springs, Texas, on Aug. 29, 1952, to Thomas and Doris Hendricks.

Cindy attended Fayetteville High School and received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Arkansas. She was an elementary school teacher for 25 years. Cindy taught at St. Joseph Catholic School in Fayetteville, Leverett Elementary School in Fayetteville and Joe Mathias Elementary School in Rogers.

She also taught at American School of Niamey in Niamey, Niger, West Africa, and Brent International School in Subic Bay, Philippines. Besides teaching in elementary schools, she also taught preschool at First Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Cindy was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Hendricks Jr.; her first husband, Carl Gabbard; and her grandparents.

Cindy is survived by her husband, Andrew Schmidt of the home; her son, Chad Gabbard and his wife, Tiffany; daughter, Cher Gabbard Masters and her husband, Chris, of Conway; her parents, Thomas and Doris Hendricks of Greenland; her sister, Cece Hilliard and her husband, Jerry, of Fayetteville; five grandchildren; nephews and nieces.

Memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville on Saturday, June 29. Family will be in the parish library at 10:30 a.m for visitation. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m in the church followed by a reception in the parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale or to a local animal shelter.

Arrangements are with Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home, 3800 W. Walnut, Rogers.

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