Eleanor Rose Arndt

November 16, 1929 ‒ July 30, 2008

Marion, Ohio

Eleanor Rose Arndt, age 78, of Marion, died early Wednesday morning, July 30, 2008, at the Marion Manor Nursing Home following an extended battle with Alzheimer’s’ disease.

She was born in Crestline, Ohio, on November 16, 1929, the daughter of the late Albert and Rose (Roth) Meinzer. Eleanor graduated from Crestline High School in the Class of 1948.

On October 17, 1954, Eleanor married her loving husband of over 52 years, Paul L. Arndt, in Crestline, Ohio. Shortly after, they moved to his hometown of Marion. He preceded her in death on August 9, 2007.

For many years, Eleanor worked for the Marion County Title Office, from where she later retired. Prior to the title office, she worked for the Marion Credit Bureau.

A woman of deep faith, Eleanor was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church. Very active within her church, she served on the Altar Guild, in the Woman’s Circle, and she was “thrilled” to be able to sing in the church choir for many years. When she wasn’t able to attend church, she enjoyed listening to the sermons over the radio.

Eleanor was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary 162, and volunteered her time at the Marion General Hospital and with the American Red Cross.

With a love of traveling, Eleanor always looked forward to trips to New York City to enjoy the lights and more importantly, the Broadway Shows.

Having a heart of gold, Eleanor cared deeply for her family and friends which she would show in her own unique soft spoken way. She especially enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.

With a playful spirit, she enjoyed playing cards in the Marion Canasta Club and bowling in various leagues.

She will be missed by two daughters: Christy (Brian) Penrod of Morral, and Debra (Robert) Gordon of Titusville, Florida; one son: Bruce (Pam Thompson) Arndt of Green Camp; six grandchildren: Michael (Ashley) Jolliff, Kevin (Melissa) Jolliff, Jordan Jolliff, Tristan Penrod, Daniel (Kim Strzalka) Bradshaw, and Jeremy Bradshaw; two great-grandchildren: Ethan Mapes Jolliff and Riley Jolliff; one brother, Carroll (Marilyn) Meinzer; and one sister, Shirley (Jack) Klein, both of Crestline.

In addition to her husband and parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by two brothers: James Pesek and Al Parker.

Her family will greet friends on Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion. Services celebrating her life will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 241 S. Prospect St., Marion, with Rev. J. Weston Jones officiating. Burial will be held in Marion Cemetery. A memorial meal will follow at the First Presbyterian Church, all friends are welcome.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emanuel Lutheran Church or to the Marion Manor Activity Dept., 195 Executive Dr., Marion, Ohio 43302.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.