Evelyn M. Arnold, age 94 of West Salem, IL passed into Eternity on Friday, March 9, 2012 at Fairfield, IL.
Evelyn was born August 15, 1917 in Mt. Erie, IL to Omie (Totten) and Samuel Keiger. She married Charles Kenneth Arnold in October of 1942 in Cape Girardeau, MO.
Evelyn loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, watching birds at her bird feeders, collecting owl figurines and cooking; with fried chicken and chicken and noodles being her specialties.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother, Bill Keiger.
Evelyn is survived by her two sons: Bill (Kathy) Arnold of Carmi, IL, and Sam (Lacey) Arnold of West Salem, IL, five grandchildren: Sally (Troy) Weber of Carmi, IL, Jason Arnold of West Salem, IL, Tyson (Rachel) Arnold of West Salem, IL , Ashley Arnold of Evansville, IN and Ben Arnold of Carmi, IL, and two step-grandchildren: Erin and Maddy McKinney of West Salem, IL. She is also survived by four great grandchildren: Dawson, Addison, Aysa, Banks and one great granddaughter soon to arrive.
Funeral services for Evelyn M. Arnold will be held at 10 AM, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Ingram Funeral Home, West Salem, IL. Burial will follow at Scott Cemetery, rural Mt. Erie, IL.
Visitation will be held from 5PM to 7PM on Monday evening at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the West Salem Senior Citizens or the Zion United Methodist Church at West Salem; envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.
Arrangements entrusted to Ingram Funeral Home, West Salem, IL