Odessa E. Arnold, 73, of Marshall, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Kindred Hospital in Kansas City.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, at Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home in Marshall. Rev. Carl Branch will officiate. Burial will be in Howard Chapel Cemetery in Urbana. Organist Emily Tlusty will play "I'll Fly Away," "Imagine," "In The Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Pallbearers will be Brian Bergstrom, Jeff Bergstrom, J.D. Butler, Travis Garrison, Brian Majors and Troy Stogsdill. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church in care of Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home.
She was born April 3, 1934, in Tunas, the daughter of the late Uriel and Ether Howell Stogsdill. On Aug. 8, 1953, in Marshall, she married Clarence M. Arnold Sr.; he preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 1988. She was a resident of Marshall for most of her life and had been employed at the Marshall Habilitation Center for 25 years before her retirement. She was a member of the Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church in Marshall.
Survivors include one son, Clarence M. "Horse" Arnold Jr. of Jefferson City; three daughters, Lois Majors and her husband, Daryl, Betty Cole and her husband, Bill, and Joyce Barnard, all of Marshall; three brothers, James Stogsdill and his wife, Wanda, of Williamson, W.Va., Eugene Stogsdill and his wife, Brenda, of Independence and Dwight Stogsdill and his wife, Peggy, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two sisters, Faye Arnold and Shirley Garrison and her husband, Wilbert, all of Marshall; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Lester Rogers.
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