Kathleen “Kathy” Francis Arthur
March 26, 1944 ‒ February 20, 2019
Kathleen “Kathy” Francis Arthur, age 74, of Columbus, OH, passed away Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at Country-View of Sunbury, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on March 26, 1944 in Springfield, MA to the late Francis D. and Victoria V. (Zolenski) Rourke. Kathy graduated from the High School of Commerce in Springfield, MA in 1962. She then earned an associate’s degree from the Westfield State School of Nursing in Massachusetts. She met the love of her life, Robert M. Arthur, Jr., in Springfield, MA, where they were married on September 23, 1968. Together they shared 29 wonderful years raising their family and making a home.
Kathleen was a warm, sweet, and generous person who loved the Lord, and was deeply involved in the studies and ministries of her church. A longtime member of Grace Brethren at Polaris, she was a volunteer for the AWANA program and the Comforters for Christ. Kathy loved old movies, and anything with lace, frills, and gold trim. A “doer”, she always wanted to participate, having fun trying all kinds of sports. She will be remembered for her greatest achievement- raising two children (with the help of her husband, of course) and seeing them raise fine families of their own.
Kathleen is survived by son Robert (Rubi) Arthur, Westerville; daughter Eve (Daryn) Dawes, Mt. Vernon; and grandchildren Annabella and Juliet Arthur, and Josie, Mason, and Gavin Dawes; as well as sisters Margie (Al) Soucie, Naples, FL and Teresa Dumais, Wilbraham, MA. In addition to her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband in 1997.
Friends may call Saturday, February 23rd from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., at the Genoa Baptist Church, 7562 Lewis Center Road, Westerville, OH, where a Memorial Service will be held immediately following, with Pastors Frank Carl and Daryn Dawes officiating. Interment will follow in Burnside Cemetery in Galena, OH at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Kathy’s memory to the Reaching Beyond Worship Center Renovation Campaign of Grace at Polaris. Condolences and special memories may be shared at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Arthur family.