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Mary V. Arndt

Mary V. Arndt, 94, Mt. Morris, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at her home.  

She was born Dec. 16, 1918 in Hanna, Ind., the daughter of Frank M. and Eva F. (Christoph) Bales.  

She graduated from Union Township High school, Ind. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bethel College. 

Mary married Wayne Arndt in Hamlet, Ind., on Sept. 27, 1941.  

She was a teacher in the LaPorte Community Schools, LaPorte, Ind., for 27 years, retiring in 1975.  She was a member of Disciples United Methodist Church, and she was a past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.  

She is survived by her daughters, Sandy (Charley) Armbruster, Mt. Morris, and Sheri (Bill Furnari) Van Schoyck, Los Lunas, N.M.; grandchildren, Mindy (Erik) Arden, St. Paul, Minn.; Justin (Anne) Armbruster, Springfield, Jodi (Mark) Leary, Oregon, Joshua (Jessica) Armbruster, Mt. Morris; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne; two brothers, Howard and William Bales; and three sisters, Josephine Kegebein, Jane Gappa, and June Binkley.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 11 a.m. at Disciples United Methodist Church, Mt. Morris, with Rev. Doc Newcomb officiating.  

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris.

Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the Disciples United Methodist Church, Mt, Morris.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disciples United Methodist Church or Serenity Hospice and Home.

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