Louise I. Arnold, 94, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away due to congestive heart failure on Monday November 24, 2014, at Hospice of Hamilton with her daughters by her side. She was born January 1, 1920, in Wellston to the late Theodore and Emma May Williams.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband, David T. Collins, the father of her two daughters, in December 1968. She was also preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Marcella, Raymond, Alma Lucille, Alva, Esther Mae, Charles, and George Henry, and beloved nephew David Reed.
In 1973 Louise married James Lee Arnold who also preceded her in death in August 2011. She is survived by daughters, Linda (Martin) Heit of Hamilton, Ohio, and Susan Louise (Roger) Campbell of Ashville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Teresa (Sean) Murray of Chicago, Illinois, David (Luan) Heit of Yellow Springs, Ohio, and Sam (Natalie) Campbell of Columbus, Ohio; three great-granddaughters, Grace Louise and Sophia Campbell, and Ella Murray; and several nieces and nephews.
Louise was a 1937 graduate of Wellston High School. After graduating she worked at the Hercules Trouser Company in Wellston. After marriage to David she worked at the munitions plant in Londonderry during World War II until they moved to Columbus where they were employed by the Owens Illinois Glass Company.
After returning to Wellston, she was a homemaker and retail sales clerk at the Wellston Store until her retirement. Louise was an active lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Wellston where she served as a Sunday School teacher, deaconess, and sang in the church choir until she was in her 90s. Her life centered on her church, her many friends, and her treasured family.
In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute to the First Baptist Church of Wellston, 106 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Wellston, OH 45692. The family invites friends to call at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston on Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wellston with Pastor David Kelly officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston.