Russell Kingsley Arthur

July 12, 1950 ‒ September 29, 2009

Mount Vernon, Ohio

MOUNT VERNON ~ Russell Kingsley Arthur, age 59, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 in Wooster.

He was born July 12, 1950 in Waterloo, Iowa, and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1968. Kingsley was graduated from Kenyon College, in Gambier, and Central Ohio College of Massage Therapy, in Newark.

He had worked with Mount Vernon Developmental Center and JCPenney HealthClub on Polaris Parkway in Columbus.

Kingsley enjoyed playing the violin, camping, caring for his pet turtle Chin, and was secretary of his numismatics club.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Rachel Diane; and his father The Rev. Russell A. Arthur.

Surviving are his son Ananda Li of Mount Vernon; his grandson Kyle Ananda Jones; his mother Charlene Arthur of Mansfield; sisters Elizabeth Jane Arthur and Rebecca June Arthur both of Mansfield; his brothers Kenneth Allen (Linda) Arthur, and Kevin James Arthur all of Mansfield; and Kerwin John (Denise) Arthur of Chattanooga, TN. He left a girlfriend and significant other Brenda Algire and a special cousin Stephen J. Arthur of Columbus; nephews Cale Arthur, Timothy Arthur, Caleb Arthur, Titus Arthur and a niece Jennifer Arthur.

A memorial service will be held for R. Kingsley Arthur in Saturday, October 24, 2009 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon beginning at 1 PM with Sgt. Major Pete Twitchell officiating. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of R. Kingsley Arthur.

Memorial contributions may be made to In House Hospice, 1530 West Market St., Akron, Ohio 44313 or Alzheimer’s Association, Mansfield Area Regional Office, 780 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, OH 44906.

Condolences to the Arthur family may be made online by visiting: