Arlene Marie (DeBonis) Motter
January 19, 1935 ‒ December 06, 2014
MANSFIELD: Arlene Motter passed away on December 6, 2014 after a courageous three year battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Arlene was born on January 19, 1935, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Vincent and Catherine (King) DeBonis.
After graduating from Winthrop High School, Arlene worked as a telephone operator. She met Joe Motter while he was stationed at Fort Banks as part of the US Army. Arlene married Joseph Motter on August 22, 1953 in Winthrop, Massachusetts and the two moved to Ohio to begin their new life together.
She also worked for the Ada Ford Foundation and later The Ohio State University – Mansfield Campus. Arlene spent her life raising 4 children, being a homemaker and enjoyed her Miniature Schnauser’s and ‘Kitty Boy’ cat. She also loved feeding birds and tracking the various kinds that came to feed.
She is survived by her loving husband of sixty-one years, her children: Steve Motter (Joy) of Bellville, Ohio, Rick Motter (Deborah) of Sanford, North Carolina, Kim Ocheltree (Bill) of Bellville, Ohio, and Robin Heise (Mark) of Yellow Springs, Ohio, along with nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, her brother John DeBonis of Wakefield, New Hampshire, and her sister Cathy Regan of Hull, Massachusetts.
She was preceded in death by her parents Vincent DeBonis and Catherine (King) DeBonis, her sister Jean DeBonis, and her brother Robert DeBonis.
The Motter family will receive friends Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Private interment will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of North Central Ohio.
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Motter family, and encourages messages of sympathy and support be made to them online at:SnyderFuneralHomes.com