Lenox Time Table
OBITUARY ~ JAMES DUNCAN ARNEAL
James Duncan Arneal, the son of Thomas Alexander and Mary Agnes Duff Arneal,
was born October 30, 1889 at
Liberty, Nebraska. He died at the Lenox Care Center January 13 at the age of
ninety-one years, two months and thirteen days.
As a child, he moved with his family to the Tingley and then to the Redding
communities in Iowa where he grew to manhood. He farmed near Redding for many
years as did his brother Bruce.
Mr. Arneal was united in marriage with Bessie Hoover June 26, 1912 at the farm
home of her parents near Blockton.
Following Bessie's death on June 13, 1949, he moved to Lenox and made his home
with James, Maxine and Steve in his newly completed home.
He was united in marriage with Anna Mae Casey at Lenox on June 7, 1952.
Preceding him in death were his wife Bessie in 1949; his wife Anna on August
11, 1979; his parents; an infant daughter, a two and one half year old son,
Howard Thomas; two sisters, Jessie McDill and Mae Arneal; and four brothers,
Clark, Bruce, Arthur, and Reverend John Arneal.
Survivors include a son, James Arneal and wife Maxine of North Bend, Nebraska:
a daughter. Mary Henderson and husband Guy of Lenox; six grandchildren, Steve
Arneal of North Bend, Nebraska, Mrs. Tim (Janet) Johns, of Spokane,
Washington, Tom Henderson of Manning, Iowa, Mrs. Richard (Judy) Teig of Des
Moines, Bill Henderson of Clearfield, and Kay Henderson of Lenox; four great
grandsons and three great granddaughters who were his delight, especially
Nathan James Arneal and Ty Thomas Henderson; and two stepdaughters, Genevieve
Van Howling and husband Al and Marjorie Bray and husband Gene, all of Des
Services were held Thursday, January 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the United
Presbyterian Church in Lenox with Reverend Don Fisher and Reverend W. H.
Sinning officiating. Roberta Lockhart was the organist with Gwen Mavnes,
soloist. The selection
was the "Twenty-Third Psalm".
Casket bearers were Harold Carey, Ralph Zabel, Kenneth McFee, Harold Beck,
James Shawler, and Don Johnston.
Interment was in the Redding Cemetery at Redding, Iowa.
Larking-Bender Funeral Home of Lenox was in charge of arrangements.
Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014
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