Obituary published Sept. 19, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger

LaVerne Thelma Arnold, Born June 22, 1919. Transitioned to heaven on September 17, 2012, to join her husband and daughter Debra Arnold and 2 brothers Carl Adkins and Selby Adkins, who proceeded her in death. She graduated high school, in Mexico, MO. Worked as a secretary for the First Baptist Church and the phone co, in Mexico MO. While working at the Audrain Dairy, she meet and later married Milo Arnold, who later became a Lt. Col. in the US Air Force. They traveled and lived in many countries. She modeled evening wear and appeared in magazines in San Francisco, CA. She was the beloved mother of Barbara Cole. Grand-mother to Christine Baker and Michael Cole. Great Grandmother to Rachael Grant and Derrek Baker. Great Great Grand-mother to Gavin and Maddox Grant. Sister to Velma Joyce Jones. She also had many nephews and nieces. She was most noted for her loving and sweet disposition.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Greenlawn Funeral Home Branson at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be Tuesday, September 25 in Denver, Colorado.
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