Catherine Elaine Arth, born April 18, 1920, in Dover, passed away peacefully at her home in Springfield on Friday, Dec. 23, 2005.
She was the second child of the late George and Kate Long Arth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph M. Arth, whom she was united in marriage to on Jan. 10, 1938. Elaine was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Carrollton. She devoted much of her time to the church and was also a member of the Alter Society. She spent her life dedicated to her seven children and entire family, then, as if raising seven children and being a wife wasn't enough, she devoted nearly 30 years to serving lunch in the public school system. Elaine loved gardening, sewing and many things that made a home home. Her kind, genuine disposition will live in our hearts forever. We were blessed to have her as our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was also preceded in death by her beloved son Bobby Arth; three brothers, Louis Arth, Kenneth Arth and Bob Arth; two daughters-in-law, Sandy McRoberts Arth and Donna Leiser Arth.
She leaves to commemorate her life four sons and two daughters, Donald Arth of Malta Bend, John Arth and his wife Sharon of Gravois Mills, Gary Arth and his wife Heather of Marshall, Michael Arth and his wife Shelly of Grand Pass, Susan Watson and her husband Dennis of Chillicothe and Carol Kuntz and her husband John of Springfield; 11 grandchildren, Michelle Gibson and husband Dean of Tipton, Melissa Knipp and husband Dion of Tipton, Andy Kuntz and wife Dana of Springfield, Todd Arth of Springfield, Joe Arth of Kansas City, Laura Warner of Malta Bend, Katie Ponting and husband Justin of Excelsior Springs, Kristine Watson of Chillicothe, Kimberly Arth of Waverly, Adam Arth of Marshall and Jackson Arth of Marshall; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Arth and wife Janice of Marshall and Ray Arth and wife Betty of Marshall; and many nieces and nephews.
The above is a paid obituary.