Betty Irene Arnold beloved mother, grandmother and sister crossed over to her heavenly home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, June 7, 2021.
She was born on January 23, 1933, in Holiday, the daughter of Glen and Alta (Miller) Brunk. Betty and Kenneth Arnold were married on April 7, 1955, in Kentucky, and were blessed with 58 years of marriage. The Lord came first in Betty’s life. She was an active and longstanding member of the Fourth Street Church of Christ in Effingham where she enjoyed teaching Sunday Sunday to the children. Then came raising and caring for her husband, children and grandchildren. She dearly loved her family and will be greatly missed by all. Betty also loved to volunteer in the community. She volunteered with St. Anthony’s Hospital Auxiliary for over 40 years. She enjoyed helping in the gift shop and delivering papers throughout the hospital and visiting with everyone. She also volunteered at the Senior Center resale shop for many years. Betty did not have a driver’s license, so after Ken’s passing, she could often be found walking everywhere she needed to go. There were many kind people who offered rides, but she often refused as she genuinely loved to walk.
Surviving are her children: Rita (Mark) Miller, Karen (Gary) Buehnerkemper, Darrell Arnold, Diane Arnold and Kevin Arnold; grandchildren: Richard Arnold, Rachel Pace, Amber Cekander, Aaron Baker, Carrie Jannis, Jessica Meyer, Jordan Meyer, Hannah Traub and Jolie Churchwell; 25 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and brother, Delmar (Gloria) Brunk.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Arnold and grandson, Steve Arnold.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City with Curtis Graves officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville. Memorials may be made in Betty’s name to Community Support Systems, 618 W. Main St., Teutopolis, IL 62467 or mailed to Lockart-Green Funeral Home, 302 W. Main St., Shelbyville, IL 62565. Lockart-Green Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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