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Leonor Rivera

November 15, 1930 — August 27, 2022

Leonor Herrera Rivera, 91, of Abilene, Texas, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2022, in Abilene, Texas.

A celebration service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 12 PM at the Minda Street Church of Christ, 701 Minda Street, Abilene, TX. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 US HWY 277 S.

Leonor Herrera was born in Beeville, Texas on November 15, 1930, to the late Jose Maria Herrera and Antonina Mata Herrera. She moved to the Abilene area in the 1950's where she met and married the love of her life, Abran Rivera. She worked as a seamstress sewing military uniforms at a local factory for many years. Leonor worked as an Avon representative, excelling in sales, and receiving several awards for sales achievements over the years. Later in her life she dedicated herself to caring for everyone's most precious possessions, our beautiful children. Leonor was employed at a local Daycare where the children absolutely loved her. When her own grandchildren arrived, she filled in the gap to care for them and many other children that came into her life that simply knew her as Nanny, their granny. Leonor eventually became a caregiver for her husband until his passing. She was a member of the Minda Street Church of Christ and dearly loved her brothers and sisters in Christ.

Leonor is survived by her daughters: Jane Trumphour of Ft. Worth, Texas and Raymond Trumphour of Abilene, Texas, Annette Royal and husband Andre from Abilene, Texas, and Nora Guevara of California; grandsons: Christopher Trumphour, McKinney, Texas; Jonathan Trumphour and wife Tress, McKinney, Texas; and James Ballenger, Jr., Abilene, Texas; granddaughters, Deanna and husband Michael Woodard from Ft. Worth, Texas, Francesca Barnett and husband Anton Barnett from Abilene, Texas, Autumn Royal, Alexis Royal both from Abilene, Texas, Fidella Alvarado; great grandchildren, Ashleigh Woodard, Asa Woodard, Ariah Barnett, Avianna Barnett, Amara Barnett, Tegan Trumphour, Adonis Barnett, Benjamin Markiewicz, Sienna Alvarado and Cruz Alvarado. Surviving sibllings: Manuel Herrera, Victoria Lang, Elva De La Cruz and Marie and spouse Rod Benton.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, August 31, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Minda Street Church of Christ


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