|Birth: ||Feb. 9, 1898|
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 1997|
Ruth E. Arnold, 98, of 338 W. Washington, St., Macomb, IL passed away at 2:47 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 1997, at the Elms Nursing Home.
Ruth was born Feb 9, 1898 in McDonough County to David Franklin and Mary Elizabeth (Amos) Pearce.
She married Joseph Herman Arnold in 1915. He passed away March 9, 1951. Ruth is survived by four sons, Earl Arnold of Silvis, Maurice Arnold of Sun City West, Arizona, Francis Arnold of Clearwater, Florida, and Charles Arnold of Moline, Illinois: five daughters, Mrs. Harley (Pauline) Grainger of Peoria, Illinois, Mrs. Lawrence (Mary Katherine) Bartosch of Madison, Wisconsin, Mrs. George (Rita) Richbark of Macomb, Mrs. John (Jean) Lee of Elizabethtown, and Patricia Arnold of Glendale, California: 42 grandchildren; 98 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
Ruth was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, Paul, and three brothers and five sisters.
Mrs. Arnold was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and was a member of St. Paul's Women's Guild and chaired bazaar booths, dinners, and other parish activities.
Ruth served as Peoria Deanery Missionary Chairman, and for many years cared for the altar linens in St. Paul's Church.
Ruth was also a charter member of the Women's Catholic Order of Foresters In Macomb.
Services are 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Catholic Church with the Reverend Richard Pricco Officiating.
Burial will be in St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery.
David Franklin Pearce (1854 - 1932)
Mary Elizabeth Amos Pearce (1857 - 1947)
Joseph Herman Arnold (1885 - 1951)
Esther Pauline Arnold Grainger (1916 - 2015)*
Earl Raymond Arnold (1918 - 2007)*
Mary Kay Arnold Bartosch (1924 - 2011)*
Norma Jean Arnold Lee (1931 - 2000)*
Paul Arnold (1934 - 1934)*
Martha Ann Pearce Ford (1876 - 1950)*
Minnie Belle Pearce Logan (1878 - 1943)*
Sarah Francis Pearce (1880 - 1900)*
Mary Elizabeth Pearce (1882 - 1890)*
Jessie Franklin Pearce (1885 - 1971)*
Marada Pearce (1888 - 1890)*
Dorothy Pearce Roberts (1890 - 1982)*
John Corbett Pearce (1892 - 1930)*
Roy Albert Pearce (1895 - 1929)*
Ruth Elizabeth Pearce Arnold (1898 - 1997)
Saint Paul Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Ken Grainger
Record added: Dec 29, 2013
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