Gladys J. Arnt
July 14, 1942 ‒ July 22, 2018
Formerly of New Bloomington, Ohio
Gladys J. Arnt, age 76, of Marion, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at the Genesis Healthcare Center following an extended illness.
On July 14, 1942, Gladys was born in New Bloomington, Ohio, one of five children of the late Leroy and Mable (Parks) Montgomery. She graduated from New Bloomington High School in the class of 1960.
Shortly following graduation, Gladys married the love of her life, William E. “Bill” Arnt, on November 13, 1961. Together they shared fifty four years of marriage. He preceded her in death on November 1, 2015.
In addition to being a loving homemaker, caring for husband and seven children, Gladys worked at Medcenter Hospital in Marion, where she kept inventory and ordered their surgical supplies.
A woman of faith, Gladys was an active member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion, where she served in the nursery, as a bus captain, and as a janitor.
Having a green thumb, Gladys took great pride in tending to her flower garden every year. She also loved sitting on her front porch, conversing with her neighbors and enjoying the view of her beautiful flowers.
Over the years, Gladys and Bill enjoyed raising and boarding horses, something that brought them both great joy. They also loved “wheeling and dealing” at flea markets.
Most important of all to Gladys was her family. She was most proud of raising her seven children, all of whom love and honor her.
Special in so many ways, Gladys will be remembered as hard working, loving, and faithful.
Left to cherish her memory are her five children: Teresa (Ken) Falen, William (Sonja) Arnt, Jr., Larry (Lisa) Arnt, Vickie (Victoria) McCoy Arnt and George W. Arnt; 10 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; two brothers: Larry Montgomery of Marion, and George Montgomery of Cleveland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Including her husband and parents, Gladys was preceded in death by two children and a son-in-law: Bethany (Larry) Dunn, and Ronald Arnt; and two sisters: Clara Mae Lucas and Betty Adams.
Her family will greet friends from 10 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 E. Center St., Marion. Services honoring her life will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Ronald Douglas officiating. Burial will follow in Agosta Cemetery, New Bloomington.
Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 135 Fairview St, Marion, OH 43302.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Gladys’s family and your favorite memories can be shared by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.