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Betty Lou Arnold

d. March 22, 2017


Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.


Saturday, March18, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
: Mr. Kenny Haddock.
Music: selected favorite songs.
Interment: Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers: Chris Bagley, Shaun Gillman, Marcus Gillmann, Russel Lovelace, Jesse Wilson, and Andy Wilson.

Betty Lou Arnold passed away at 2:45 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Landmark Hospital in Columbia. She attended Windsor schools and was a Christian by faith. Betty worked as a cook in many different restaurants throughout her life. She enjoyed country music and dancing in her younger years. Betty also enjoyed playing bingo and working on crossword puzzles. She especially loved to spend time with her family and friends.

Born: November 21, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of Otto and Mary (Marler) Arnold.

Married: Kenneth Phillip Gillmann on July 28, 1958; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include: three sons: Stanley W. and wife, Mandy Gillman of Rio Rico, Arizona; Phillip J. and wife, Denise Gillman of Rolla; Ricky A. Gillmann of Vandalia; one daughter, Vera M. Wilson and Tony McPeeks of Vandalia; two sisters: Katherine Turner of Festus and Mary Elliott of Richwoods; also survived by 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; one son, Leroy W. Drissel; three brothers: Daniel Arnold, Alfred Arnold, and Joseph Arnold.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Lung Association.

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