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Cecil William “Boogie” Arnold, 100, of Richmond, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 at his home.
Mr. Arnold was born on December 13, 1907, in Brighton, Kan., the son of William and Elizabeth (Wiseman) Arnold. He married Helen Skiles of Richmond, on Aug. 17, 1935; she preceded him in death on Jan. 31, 1996.
Mr. Arnold had worked at Ford Motor Company for 17 years before retiring in 1968. He had also worked in the coal mines and farmed. He owned and operated Arnold’s Bait Shop in Richmond for 25 years. He was a member of the Richmond I.O.O.F. Lodge and the Richmond First Baptist Church. He lived most of his life in Richmond.
Survivors include: one son, Gary Arnold of Warrensburg; three daughters and one son-in-law, Mary Lou Baker of Richmond, Nancy Ishmael and her husband, Everett, of Richmond, and Sandra Malone and her companion, Ken Daniel of Richmond; 25 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, two sons, Dennis Arnold and Glenn Arnold; one son-in-law, Kenneth Baker; one brother, John Giese; and two sisters, Martha Rood and Francis Quinn, preceded him in death.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Ray County Veteran’s Building.
Boogie’s 100 Year Life Celebration Party will still be held Saturday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. at the Ray County Veteran’s Memorial Building.
Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 17, at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richmond Memory Gardens in Richmond.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.