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In Loving Memory

Arnold, Bernice E.

Arnold, Bernice E. (nee Thornton), on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

Beloved wife of the late Louis W. Arnold; she is survived by her children Debbie Arnold, Randy (Barbara) Arnold, Lindy (Lee Ann) Arnold, Susan (Robert) Pulley and the late Sally Ann Arnold, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brother Jerry (Rochelle) Thornton and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Bea was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 4, 1931, to Clarence and Esther Thornton.  Bea married the love of her life on October 31, 1953, Louis W. Arnold, after his return from serving in the Army.

She dedicated her life to raising her family in a loving and caring home filled with much laughter.  Once all the children were in school, Bea worked for the Fox School District as a baker from 1975-1991 along with her role as a co-owner of the Tom Boy grocery store in Arnold from 1981-1988.   Bea’s hobbies included crocheting, quilting, bowling, volleyball, card games, dominos, camping and watching her family play sports and professional sports; especially the St. Louis Cardinals.  Her cooking was enjoyed by all!

Services: Funeral at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, on Monday, March 4, 9:00 am. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Pony Bird Inc, 1615 Vine School Road, Herculaneum, Missouri 63048 or Coalition for Animal Rescue.  Visitation Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm with a celebration of life at 3:00 pm.


9 thoughts on “Arnold, Bernice E.”

  1. Praise the Lord this earth isn’t our final resting place- broken hearts because we will always physically miss our parents . Prayers for peace and a flood of beautiful memories with family- Love and Miss you- Lynne and Jeff

  2. Best Aunt one could ever wish for… that’s how I’ll always remember my Aunt Bea. She was always happy with a smile and if she was having a bad day you’d never know it. Such a loving Mom & pillar of strength for her family. I have fond memories of spending the night & having sleepovers with Debbie at Uncle Louie & Aunt Bea’s…. thanks for the memories! We will miss you Lots of love & prayers for Debbie & Randy , Lindy & Sue with the rest of their family ♥️

  3. During this time of sorrow let’s remember the times Aunt Bea brought so much joy and laughter into our lives. Her beautiful smile. I will miss her and always remember, and be thankful for the support she gave me when i needed it at the end of Dads life. She will always have a special place in my heart. I will always love you and miss you.. Prayers for the family.


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