Bertha “Bea” Arnold 75, of State Center passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Villa Del Sol Nursing and Rehab Center in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be from 1:30p.m. until service time on Sunday. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. For condolences or questions please visit www.mitchellfh.com . Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Bea and her family. Phone 641-844-1234.
Bertha Walker was born on November 8, 1939, in Newton, Iowa; she was the daughter of Vern and Harriett (Germer) Walker. She attended school in the Boone Community School District. On May 2, 1957, Bea was united in marriage to Joe Arnold at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Marshalltown. They had resided in the Clemons area for 30 years before moving to State Center for the last four. She had worked as a bookkeeper for Clifton’s Grocery Store and loved her job as a homemaker. Bea was a member of Clemons United Church of Christ, Womens Fellowship, Study Clubs and Parkinson Group. She loved her crafts, enjoyed cooking and was the best baker around, her pies and cakes exceeded all others, she made birthday cakes, wedding cakes and cakes for all occasions. Most of all Bea loved being with her family and times spent with her grandkids was most special.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 57 years, Joe Arnold, children: Cindy(Keith) Stalzer of State Center, Doug(Julie) Arnold of Saint Anthony, Iowa and Jeff (Brenda) Arnold of State Center, Iowa, Grandchildren: Heather( Matt) Nason of Melbourne, Iowa, Brian Stalzer, of Ames, Emily(Blake) Ruehlow of Osage, Haley(Adam) Powers of Polk City, Jill (Richard Wright) Arnold of Carlisle, Dani( Andrew) Haskenhoff of Cedar Rapids and Tanner Arnold of Ankeny, Great-grandchildren: Cael ,Adler, Beckett, Huxley and Camden, and two more on the way. Siblings; Ted (Bonnie) Walker of Boone, Donna Arringdale of Marshalltown, and Judy(Morris) Shirk of Texas.
In death Bea rejoins her parents, Vern and Harriett, son Dan Arnold) Fiancé, Amy Beckham, Don Walker, Doris Lee and Dorothy Reed.