Rose Arnold

Rose Mae Arnold

Monday, August 18th, 1919 - Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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Rose Mae (McKinley) Arnold passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Ravenwood Assisted Living in Springfield, MO.

She was born August 18, 1919 to Lewis and Nora (White) McKinley. She attended Schuyler Elementary, a one room schoolhouse, St. Joseph’s Catholic High School and graduated from the old Central High School.

Prior to her marriage, she was a beauty operator at the Blue Bonnet Hair Salon on the square. On February 14, 1942 she married John Joseph Arnold at St. Agnes Cathedral.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, Doris (McKinley) Marzalek; and her husband John J. Arnold.

She is survived her five children and spouses, Jerry Lee Arnold (Esther), John Joseph Arnold (Dalenita), Sharon Ann Swanby (Gary), Richard Arnold (Mary Ann), Charles Arnold (Virginia); 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; her sister Mary (McKinley) Henry; one brother, Lewis McKinley, Jr. (Ruth); and many nieces and nephews.

She was a long-time devoted member of St. Agnes Catholic Cathedral and at one time was President of the Women’s Altar Society and member of other Catholic organizations. In the later years, she especially enjoyed many friends she made with the Oats Bus drivers who would take her to the Southside Senior Center where she was had many friends and a special friend Linda where she was a bread giver to many.

We wish to thank Alisha, Cheryl and Janice and all the staff of Ravenwood Assisted Living for the treatment she received while she was living there. A special thanks as well to Intrepid Hospice and the care that was given to Rose in her last days at Ravenwood.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm at Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut Street in Springfield, MO. where a Prayer Service will take place at 6:30 pm.

Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at 10:00 am in St. Agnes Cathedral, 533 S. Jefferson in Springfield with Father Lewis Hejna and Msgr. Thomas Reidy officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Springfield, MO.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Cathedral, 533 S. Jefferson, Springfield, MO. 65806.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home
    500 E. Walnut Street
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    A Prayer Service will be held at 6:30 pm Tuesday evening in the Herman H. Lohmeyer Chapel.
  • Service

    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Agnes Cathedral
    533 S. Jefferson
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    Fr. Lewis Hejna
    Msgr. Thomas Reidy
  • Interment

    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 11:30am
    St. Mary's Cemetery
    2400 W. Mt. Vernon Street
    Springfield, Missouri 65802
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Sher Swanby

Posted at 01:00pm
Mom loved more than anything to bake small loaves of bread and give them away to her neighbors, parishioners and her family.


Posted at 04:30pm
My mother has been a resident of Ravenwood for almost 4 years. During her first evening there, Rose called me over to her table, wanted to know our names, and welcomed us to the facility. I frequently see Mom, and Rose always....ALWAYS...made time to chitchat and visit with me/us. She helped me know that we had made the right choice in choosing Ravenwood. What a lovely, lovely woman; I will miss her. God bless you and give you comfort as your mom did us.


Regina Coker

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