Helen Louise Arnold, 89, of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 15 at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., KCK. Visitation will be from 10-11 at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Louise was born March 26, 1923 in Kansas City, Kansas to Earl and Carrie (Long) Berry. She graduated from Argentine High School in 1941 and married her husband James D. Arnold in 1942. She worked as a legal secretary and then as a secretary at WDAF Radio. She was working when the attack on Pearl Harbor came across the news wire. Louise later worked as a secretary for the KCK School District. She was a lifetime member of Armourdale Baptist Church and was very active. She was a member of the Triple M Sunday School group, a published author of poems, Sunday school materials and a member of the Ladies' Missionary Circle. Louise loved ceramics and looking through her beloved family photographs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Carrie, her husband James D. Arnold, her brother John Berry and her sister Janice Robertson.
Louise is survived by her daughters Jeanne L. Leonard (Bill) of Overland Park, KS, Nancy E. Parks (Larry) of Smithville, MO, Anne L. Phelan (John) of Olathe, KS; brother Paul W. Berry (Donna) of Shawnee, KS; grandchildren L. Christopher Paine (Diana) of Olathe, KS, Patrick R. Paine (Tammy) of Bonner Springs, KS, James A. Paine (Colleen) of Tryon, NE, Elizabeth A. Scarborough (Brett) of Lenexa, KS, Bailie N. Phelan of Olathe, KS as well as beloved great grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.