Thelma L. VanArsdale, 88, of rural Arrow Rock, died Friday, May 12, 2006, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. William W. Harlow will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jim Humburg, Chris Gumper, Dale Hinnah, Donald Kateman, Elmer Eilers and Kenny Blumhorst. Jan Hinnah will play "Wonderful Peace" and "He Leadeth Me." Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Arrow Rock Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Arrow Rock Cemetery.
Born May 5, 1918, in Howard County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Willbanks and Susan B. Dougherty Willbanks. On July 11, 1936, she married Kenneth B. VanArsdale, who survives of the home. She had lived in Arrow Rock since 1975, moving from Platte Woods and retired in 1974 after 32 years with United Missouri Bank in Kansas City. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Arrow Rock, past president of the Ladies Guild, past secretary of the church board and past treasurer of Arrow Rock Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
Additional survivors include one sister, Belva Humburg of rural Arrow Rock; one niece, Pam Gumper and husband Chris of St. Louis; one nephew, Jim Humburg and wife Barbara of rural Arrow Rock; three great-nieces; one great-nephew; and one great-great-nephew.
Additional information provided per family recompense.