Dorothy J. Arquilla

July 08, 1924 ‒ January 13, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Dorothy J. Arquilla, 95, of Mount Vernon passed away peacefully around 5:00 A.M. on Monday morning, January 13, 2020 at home surrounded by her family.  She was born on July 8, 1924 in Mount Vernon to the late William Edward and Violet (Stringfellow) Gilbert.

Dorothy was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.  She loved camping, gardening and playing cards.

Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Nancy Arquilla and Sandy Arquilla Ankrom of Mount Vernon; and a granddaughter, Cory White and Chris Moore of Mount Vernon.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Arquilla; and two sons, Michel Joseph and Bradley Dean Arquilla; sisters, Louise Earnest, Mary Ellen Earnest and Doris Bonette; and a brother, William E. Gilbert.

The family will receive friends from Noon until the time of a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon with Rev. Jerry Ernst officiating.  Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

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  • Thinking of you Nancy and praying you find peace as your mother enters her heavenly home. You spoke so lovingly of your mother when I worked with you at FKNB and your visits to the Kroger Fuel Center. I know you will miss her dearly.