Kathleen “Kathy” Francis Arthur

March 26, 1944 ‒ February 20, 2019

Sunbury, Ohio

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.

  • Bobby, Eve, and your families,
    I am very sorry for your loss and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember your mother. I know you will both miss her more than you know. I know she and you will find comfort in your faith. She will be missed as a mother, grandmother and aunt.

    Kevin, Sharon, Hunter, and Nick Dumais

  • Eve and Daryn and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to help comfort you and your deep faith to help you get through the weeks ahead.

  • Please except my sincere condolences for your loss of Kathleen.
    Our Creator God understands how you feel and he deeply cares about you, and He fully understands what you’re going through.. (Psalm 103:14; 1 Peter 5:7) Jehovah is close to those who are Heart broken, he comforts those who are grieving.—Ps. 34:18. You can trust him with your innermost feelings, Pray to Almighty God for peace and he will sustain you.
    My deepest Sympathy.

  • Eve, family, Chris just told me this morning about your mom. Recently I went to her room, and she was sleeping so soundly. I didn’t have the heart to wake her, so just prayed at her doorway. I am so sad, but what peace to know that she is resting in Jesus now, no more distress or pain, only joy! I’ll be praying for your family going forward, and I’ll be remembering your lovely mother and, especially, the precious times I spent with her while she was at Country View.

  • As a schoolmate of Margie’s I knew Kathy in the 60’s in Springfield,MA. She was a great person then and over the years Margie kept me apprised of Kathy and her family. I know she has wonderful children (and spouses) and grandchildren.
    So sorry for your loss.
    Leila (Lee) Demers

  • As a friend of the family growing up I remember Kathy as a beautiful sweet person. I am very sorry for your loss

    Judy (Ouimet) Dube

  • Dear Eve, Bobby, and Families,
    My heart and prayers are with you. I will always remember her sweet, caring, tender nature – a woman of God who exemplified Proverbs 31.

  • Bobby, Eve, & Families,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We don’t know what to say, but we are all thinking of you and your families during this difficult time.


    Craig, Sandi, & Heather Soucie

  • Eve, Daryn, and family, I want to send my thoughts and prayers to you in your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to you all, Faye McClay

  • Bobby, Eve, and families,
    We are so sorry your mom has left this Earth, but we praise our Father in Heaven that she is home. Kathy was a wonderful woman of God, mother, grandmother, and wife. I know how deeply she will be missed. I’m thankful for the impact she had on all of you and on those of us who grew up alongside your family. So many memories to cherish. Love to you all, Eric & Lindsay (Elter) Mauter and family.

  • Eve and Bobby, your mom, was, without a doubt, one of the sweetest and most Godly women I have been privileged to know. She used to come and give me a hug at Bible Hour on Monday nights. I prayed for her and for you during her illness. I know that she will be missed, but she is at Home, totally healed, and enjoying all that we look forward to experiencing. No doubt, she is still being greeted by people to whom she ministered grace and comfort. I pray that God will bring comfort and peace to your hurting hearts in the days ahead. We can look forward to the day when we will see your mom again.Peggie Bell

  • So sorry for your loss. May all your good memories comfort you in this difficult time. Hugs & Prayers, Jim & Annamae

  • To Kathleen’s family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. I, myself, have found comfort in reading Job 14:14,15 where it shows that Jehovah God yearns to bring back to life the dead who are preserved in his memory. The Bible gives us a wonderful hope of living in a paradise on earth and seeing the resurrection of our dead loved ones. (Luke 23:43; John 5:28,29) May this bring you some comfort and strength as well, remembering that soon God will wipe away our tears and swallow up death forever. (Isaiah 25:8)

  • Eve and family, we were saddened to hear of the loss of your sweet Mother. She was an exceptional woman and one to be admired. We hope to see you before long as we were sorry to miss the calling hours and service – we were out of town. May your hearts be comforted knowing she is with God and at peace. Gary and Dinah Geschke