Barbara Jean Arnold, age 90, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour October 16, 2021. She passed away peacefully at Vicinia Gardens in Otsego, Michigan where she was a resident.
Barbara was born on a farm in Redford, Michigan on October 2, 1931. She was the second of four children born to Donald and Maxine (Richardson) Marr. She graduated from Hazel Park High School in 1949. On October 19, 1951 she married Cloyde Frank Arnold and they enjoyed 58 years together. They raised their family in Royal Oak, Michigan and were members of the Calvary Baptist Church.
In retirement, they relocated to Cookeville, Tennessee. Barbara moved to Otsego in 2014. Barbara was a loving mother who adored her grandchildren. She was a gracious hostess at many, many extended family gatherings and holiday celebrations. She was known for keeping an immaculate house, creating delicious desserts, and cultivating beautiful roses. She welcomed everyone into her home including the friends of her children who felt free to drop in and hang out. Barbara was a lifelong Christian whose faith did not waver even during trying times.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, grandson David Hartig, nephew Robert Marr, Jr., and numerous sisters and brothers-in-law.
She is survived by her children, Frank and wife Marie Arnold of Wytheville,Virginia and Lynea Arnold Hartig of Otsego. She leaves behind grandchildren Elizabeth Hartig, Michael Hartig and Ian Arnold, as well as great-grandson Brantlee Arnold. Also surviving are siblings, Robert Marr, Marion (Art) Habegger and Jackie (Steve) Quarrella.
According to Barbara’s wishes, there will be no funeral services held in Michigan.
On October 26, she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Piney, Virginia.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.