Nellie Lorene Arnold (87) of Louisville

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Published on September 19 2012 10:10 am

Nellie Lorene Arnold, 87, of Louisville died at 9pm Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at her home.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 21, at 11am at Neal Funeral Home in Louisville.  Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8pm.  Burial in Oskaloosa Cemetery, rural Xenia.  Memorials to Louisville Christian Church or Clay County Hospice.

She was born August 2, 1925 in Pope Township in Fayette County, the daughter of Sherman Chester and Mabel Esther (Cole) Bryant.  She married Lyle Wayne Arnold on June 15, 1946 in Alma and he preceded her in death on January 15, 2011.  She was a member of Louisville Christian Church, and helped on the family farm for many years.  She was a cook for the Iola schools for many years.

Survivors include one son, Dennis Arnold and wife Candy of Louisville...daughters, Lila Holeman and husband Al of Effingham and Eva Allen and husband Ron of Louisville...seven grandchildren, Tony Holeman, Penny Arnold, Amanda Dial, DeLila Ralston, Chet Allen, Nate Arnold and Travis Arnold...and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband...her parents...her brother, Howard Bryant...and her sisters, Opal Herrin and Beryl Ziegler.