Obituary Mildred Ruth (Bishop) Arnall,
Wellsville, Missouri, 11 Apr 1980
Wellsville Optic News, Montgomery County, Wellsville, Missouri, 16 April 1980 Mrs. Ruth Arnall Died Friday At Age 88. Mrs. Grover (Ruth) Arnall, 88, died Friday at the Gamma Road Lodge, where she had made her home for several months. Her death followed several years of ill health and was not unexpected. She had been a resident of nursing homes for five years. Funeral services were held at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Myers Funeral Home. Rev. Elmer E. Revelle, pastor of the Wellsville United Methodist Presbyterian Church, of which Mrs. Arnall was a long-time member, was in charge. Burial was in the Wellsville Cemetery. The following served as pallbearers: Joe Peery, George Fort, Harold Wilson, Floyd Miller, Clyde Wilson and William Crouch. Mrs. Arnall, the former Mildred Ruth Bishop, was born March 24, 1892, near Wellsville a daughter of the late John A. and Melvena Newlee Bishop. She was married December 24, 1913 to Grover Arnall, whose death occurred in February of 1956. They became the parents of one daughter and two sons who survive. They are: Mrs. Howard (Anna Lee) Brinegar, John Richard Arnall and Bennet Bishop Arnall, all of Wellsville. Other survivors include the following grandchildren: Lyvonia Reed of Plato, Tex.; Patricia Kessler of Janesville, Wisc.; Mary Frances Farnsworth of Sahuarita, Ariz.; Howard Lee Brinegar of High Hill, Mo.; John Brinegar of Wellsville, Dennis Brinegar who is serving with the U.S. Army in Germany; and Mrs. J. C. (Bonnie Jean) Cox of St. Charles, Mo. There are eighteen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. There are a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Arnall is survived by three sisters: Mrs. O. K. (Vera) Walker of the Tri-County Nursing Home, Vandalia; and Mrs. Anna May Jetty and Mrs. Frances Carrigan of Denton, Tex. She was preceded in death by: two sisters, Bessie Best and Ara Burgess; four brothers, Calvin, Paul, Glenwood and Ross Bishop; one grandson and one great-great granddaughter. Mrs. Arnall was a member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge, a charter member of the Wellsville V.F.W. Auxilary and a long-time active member of the Queen Esthers of the local Methodist Church where her membership had been for many years. As long as her health permitted she helped with the sale of rummage and second-items in the church basement.
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