Norma Jean Arnold


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October 25th, 1932 - February 21st, 2016

From: Alton, MO
Visitation: 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday
February 24, 2016
Clary Funeral home
Alton, MO
Funeral: 2:00 pm Thursday
February 25, 2016
Clary Funeral home
Alton, MO
Burial: Huddleston Cemetery
Alton, MO

Norma Jean Arnold was born October 25, 1932 in Checota, Oklahoma, to Dillard and Winnie Williams. She was united in marriage to Doyle Russell Arnold on February 17, 1950 in Lamont, California. Norma is survived by four sons: Robert Arnold of Alton, Missouri; Doyle “Russell” Arnold, Jr. and wife Jeannie of Doniphan, Missouri; Nathan Arnold and wife Norma of Montgomery, Alabama; Ricky Arnold and wife Rhonda of Myrtle, Missouri. Norma Jean leaves five grandchildren: Brian Arnold; Michael Arnold and wife Trisha; Ryan Shields and husband Darrell; Jason Arnold and wife Alice; and Ashley Davis and husband Antonio; as well as three great-granddaughters and six great-grandsons. Norma also leaves sisters Joann Moore, Edith Burns, Mary Ross, and two brothers Carl “Sonny” Williams and Jimmy Williams, all of Bakersfield, California. Norma is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

She is preceded in death by husband Doyle, her parents and two sisters. Pallbearers today are Nathan Arnold, Brian Arnold, Jason Arnold and Brandon Shields. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Arnold and Melvin Barton.

Norma Jean Arnold loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest. She loved animals and being outdoors. Norma was very proud of, and enjoyed celebrating, her Cherokee Indian heritage. Family was light of Norma’s life. She loved caring and providing for her family, and thoroughly enjoyed their time together. Norma had a heart for her community and many times was the helping hand friends and neighbors needed.
Above all, Norma loved the Lord. She was of the Pentecostal faith and a founding member of the Lula Full Gospel Church. Norma frequently spoke of her faith and shared it with others. During her last days of life, Norma told everyone she saw that she was going home to see Jesus – and they better make sure they were ready to go too.

Services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the Clary Funeral Home, Alton, MO with Bro. Nathan Arnold, Bro. Ralph Orr and Bro. JR Andrews officiating. Interment will be in the Huddleston Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home.




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