Date of Birth: April 24, 1923
Date of Death: February 9, 2019
February 14, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Lewistown
February 15, 2019 - 11:00 AM - First Presbyterian Church of Lewistown
Helen Arnett of Lewistown, passed peacefully at 9:00 a.m. in her home on February 9th, 2019.
Born April 24th, 1923 to Thurman Grady and Ruby Overton Courtney, she married Leo Arnett of Lewistown on May 9th 1949 in Petersburg, Virginia. Leo preceded her in death on May 21st, 2013. Two brothers, Donald and Lyle, and one grandson also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Roger Arnett of Lewistown and Charles Arnett of Peoria, seven grandchildren, Heather Arnett, Meagan Arnett, Ryne Arnett, Michael Arnett, Ashley Thurm, Kathryn Arnett, and Zachary Arnett, 6 great grandchildren, Alex and Aurora Arnett, Todd Leveque, Gabriel Johnson, Melody Thurm and Hadley Arnett.
Helen served as a bookkeeper, legal secretary and for 20 years a library clerk for Lewistown Community High School. Throughout her life she was a diligent and supporting homemaker and farm wife assisting her husband Leo and sons, Roger and Chuck with their farm duties and life challenges.
She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lewistown serving several terms on the session, some as clerk, Sunday School teacher, Dorcas Circle and choir member. Helen served as President of the 201 club. She enjoyed belonging to the Tuesday Card Club with many community members playing Bridge and Pitch.
Visitation will be held Thursday February 14th from 4-7 p.m. at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown.
Celebration of Life services will be on Friday February 15th at 10:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Lewistown with funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. Burial will follow at Oak Hill cemetery. Services will be conducted by Pastor Penny Frame of First Presbyterian Church in Lewistown will preside over ceremonies. Memorials may be made to the First United Presbyterian Lewistown or the American Cancer Society. To view Helen’s life tribute video or to send condolences visit henrylange.com
From: Lorrie Arnett Park Feb 10 2019 10:01PM Helen was so sweet and what a kind heart! I am sure glad I was able to share moments with her along her journey! Thinking of your family through the time ahead. From: Jonelle (May) Schauble Feb 10 2019 10:41PM To the Arnett family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I have fond memories of Helen from Presbyterian church when I was growing up. Hold the memories close to your heart. God bless you all. From: Mike Mitchell Feb 11 2019 1:18PM I worked with Helen for 13 years at the high school. She was always kind to and willing to help students & co-workers. May the comfort and understanding of others help you through your sorrow. Cherish the memories. From: Kelly Johnson Feb 11 2019 8:49PM Your mom was such a sweet lady. Whenever I saw her, she would speak. I remember her well at LCHS! From: Melannie Jallas Feb 11 2019 10:02PM Roger, Ashley, Katie, and Zack: Sorry to hear about Helen. Lovely woman, thought of her as an extended part of our family. She was kind and thoughtful. Praying for you during this time. From: Lorenda Spilker Feb 13 2019 10:52AM Our deepest sympathy to Helen's family. I have known Helen for over 50 years and admired her. She was always friendly and loving to everyone.She had wonderful 96 years on this Earth now she is with the Lord and her loved ones. God Bless her family and know Helen will be watching over you. Lorenda and Alvin Spilker. From: Jerry Motsinger Feb 23 2019 10:44PM I am very sorry to hear about Helen's passing. When I used to visit her house she was always very friendly and cooked great meals. My prayers to the family.