Mrs. Phyllis Ruth Arnold, 77, of Greenville, Ohio, passed on Tuesday, February 02, 2010, at 9:24 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio. She was born on December 2, 1932 in Horatio, Ohio to the late Ernest & Ruby (Kissell) Dickey.
Phyllis was retired from the Brethren Retirement Community as a Nurses Aid after 34 years of service. She was a member of the Woodington Congregational Christian Church and also attended the Trinity Wesleyan Church. Phyllis really enjoyed cooking as well as playing the organ and singing.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Dean “Dick” Arnold whom she married on May 8, 1948 and a brother, Robert Dickey.
She is survived by her children & spouses: Linda & Barry Blanton of Greenville, Diana & Ted Ross of Orlando, Florida, Marion & Judy Arnold of Greenville, Gary Arnold of Greenville; Grandchildren & spouses: Barry Blanton II & Fiancée Kimberly Crowe, Tawni & Layne Cress, Mark Ross, Lisa & Logan West, Jennifer & Jay Abercrombie, Kyle & Jenni Ross, James & Leslie Arnold, Derek Arnold & Fiancée Crystal Dugan, & Sunny Arnold; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson; brothers, Don Dickey of Brookville, Ohio and Francis Dickey of Lambertville, MI; sister, Lois Smith of Fairborn, Ohio as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a service held on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. John Seeley and Rev. Elwood Stuart co-officiating. There will be a private graveside service held at the conveniences of the family. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 1-3 PM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be given to the Children’s Medical Center, Salvation Army, or State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be sent to http://www.zecharbailey.com/.