Arnold, Verta

Written by David Green.

Verta Voy Arnold, 94, of Pittsford, Mich., died Sept. 17, 2012, at Country Living of Hillsdale.

She was born in Fayette, Ohio, on April 25, 1918, the daughter of Jesse and Alma (Beal) Double. She married Harley Arnold in Angola, Ind., on Jan. 12, 1936, and he preceded her in death Oct. 1, 1985.

 Verta lived most of her life in Toledo and Port Clinton, Ohio, and resided in Pittsford for the last 15 years.  She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hillsdale.

She is survived by two daughters, Janet (and Allen) Myers of Sevierville, Tenn., and Karen Hodos of Pittsford; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Anita Louy; five sisters; and four brothers.

 Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale, with Pastor Julie Parsell officiating. Internment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania, Ohio. Visitation is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

 Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County.

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