August 19, 2022

Freda Arnold


Freda Darline Arnold, daughter of Gilbert Ellsworth and Ila Ruth (McCombs) Calvert was born June 2, 1944 in Oskaloosa, Iowa and passed from this life Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at Copper Shores Assisted Living in Pleasant Hill, Iowa at 78 years of age.

Darline received her education at Twin Cedar School in Bussey, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Arthur Kay Arnold Sr. on August 13, 1965 in Des Moines, and two sons, Arthur Jr. and Robert, blessed this union. Darline was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful cook, she enjoyed her flower gardens, watching movies, especially John Wayne, but never would watch a scary movie alone. Darline attended LifePoint Church in Osceola.

Darline was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Ila Calvert, husband Arthur Arnold Sr., brothers and sisters, Ila Calvert, Pat Burgett, Thelma Heckathorn, and David E. Calvert.

Darline leaves to cherish her memory; son, Arthur Kay (Barbara) Arnold, Jr. of Bondurant, IA, son, Robert Boyd (Tammy) Arnold of Ames, IA, grandchildren, Robert E Lee Arnold of Des Moines, IA, Elizabeth Lee of Des Moines, IA, Kayla Millan of Des Moines, IA, Emily Arnold of Bondurant, IA, great grandchildren Lilia, Hector, Adrian, Jakia, Liam, Dominic, and Ivy, sister, Barbara Jones and brother Gibert Aaron as well as other relatives and many friends.

Cremation was entrusted to Kale Funeral home in Osceola

No services are scheduled at this time.

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