Mrs. Arnold
Mrs. Arnold

Betty Jane Arnold, 93, of Abilene died April 4, 2018 at her home.

Funeral services were held April 7 at First Christian Church in Abilene with Pastor Jerry McNeill officiating. Burial followed in Elmwood Memorial Park. Bailey Howard Funeral Home of Clyde had charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Arnold was born April 14, 1924 in Beardstown, Illinois to Jerry and Reasie (Wilkie) Lashbrook.

She graduated from high school in Blessing, Texas and later married Abner D. Arnold in Gastonia, North Carolina on June 26, 1944. They moved to the Abilene area from Illinois in 1949.

Mrs. Arnold was a bookkeeper for many years, working for Hoppe Auto Electric, Triangle Supply, VJ Oil Co. and Terry Roberts. She was a member of First Christian Church and the ABWA.

She is survived by her sister, Erma Dunne of Big Spring; her niece, Martha McNeill and husband Jerry of Abilene; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by her husband in 1994; three sisters, Maude Gilchrist, Beulah Fiaminghi and Jeana Lashbrook; and by a baby brother, William Lashbrook.

Donations in her memory may be made to the First Christian Church Children’s Department.