Lillian C. ArnoldJanuary 12, 2018
BEVERLY – Lillian C. Arnold, 87, of Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Beverly, Ohio died Friday (Jan. 12, 2018) at her home of natural causes.
She was born June 28, 1930, in Waterford to Oscar and Lucy Schott. She attended Waterford High School. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Beverly, OH. and Holy Family Catholic Church in Jacksonville, FL.
Lillian married her husband Jerry in 1952 and they assisted her parents on a dairy farm. After a couple years, Lillian became a mother and a business partner with her husband in their cabinet and home building business for 22 years. Lillian was very hard working and was often found working side by side with her husband and children as they built 59 homes throughout Washington and Morgan counties. In her later years, Lillian was often seen day and night with her husband in their trademark turquoise trucks on the roads throughout Washington, Morgan, and Noble Counties serving others with their residential water hauling business. After the passing of her husband, Lillian lived with her daughter, Beverly, in Florida and pursued her interest in world travel visiting Bermuda, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and cruising around the Mediterranean visiting Spain, Monaco, the French Riviera, Italy, the Vatican, and Croatia with her family and touring the US with friends.
She is survived by her four children, Michael J. Arnold of Aurora, Ill., Beverly A. Arnold of Jacksonville, FL., Nelson J. Arnold and his wife, Cindy, of Batavia, Ill., and Dennis A. Arnold of Cincinnati, OH.; six grandchildren, Serena Arnold and Brittany Arnold of Wheaton, Ill., Kyle Arnold and his wife, Vicky of Singapore, Katie Johnson and her husband, Joshua of Alexandria, VA, Kelsey Arnold and Jazmine Arnold of Batavia, Ill.; four great grandchildren, Nicky, Josiah, Malcolm and Russell; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jerry; one grandson, Jerrod Arnold; her parents and three brothers Wilfred, Edward, and Ralph.
Funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Beverly with Father Tim Kozak officiating. Burial is in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly, with rosary services at 8:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Department of Development, 200 First Street SW Rochester, MN 55905; http://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/alzheimers-disease-research-center. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.mccurdyfh.com.