Dolores Patricia Arras
November 29, 1944 – March 3, 2018
Dolores Patricia Arras (nee Short), 73, of Arnold, MO, born, November 29, 1944, passed away, Saturday, March 3, 2018 in Collinsville, Illinois, with her family by her side.
Delores was a jewel to all who knew and loved her. Delores worked as a machinist at Proctor and Gamble for almost 20 years until her retirement. She enjoyed traveling across the country with her late husband, Eugene Arras. The two were married for 29 years. Together, they joined the Eagle Fleet Camper Club. One of their favorite places to travel was Harlingen, TX. They went after Christmas day each year and each year the stay grew longer. Dolores was a woman of faith, having served as a member of the St Lukes Lutheran Church in Barnhart MO, until she fell ill.
She was a loving mom, grandma, great grandma, sister, aunt and friend. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Dolores was preceded in death by her husband; Eugene Arras, and her parents; Presley P. and Dolores (nee Ladowsky) Short.
Surviving to cherish memories are her children; Robin Greer (Tom Neel), of Collinsville, IL and Richard (Sue) Kibbler, of Cedar Hill, IL, her grandchildren; George Charlton, Kayla Charlton, Ryan Charlton, Amanda (Rick) Mills and Jesse Baily, her great-grandchildren; Cameron, Annalyse, Jaxon, Jeorgia, Benjamin, Penelope, Trinity, Violet, Steven, Emma, Vincent and Madison, one brother; Presley (Carol) Short, of Hillsboro MO and a number of dear nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Partners for Pets in St Jakob, Illinois. Additional memories and condolences may be shared online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com
Memorial Visitation: Friends and family may visit from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 N Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208.
Memorial Service: A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 1:00 pm. Interment to take place at Lake View Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fairview Heights, Illinois.
- Memorial Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2018
- Memorial Service Thursday, March 8, 2018
- Interment Thursday, March 8, 2018
Dolores Patricia Arras
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March 7, 2018
Pat, was a sweet lady that always told you like it was. Always willing to give you and hand in anyway possible. I knew of her before I ever got to work with her, because she was a teammate others thought every highly of. Once I got to work with her, I found out what that wonderful reputation was all about. She had tons of wisdom and didn't mind sharing it. I learned a great deal from her and was giving some key pointers about retirement. I remember the JOY and Smile she had on her face surrounded by all the Red Hat Ladies, friends and family at her retirement party. She was truly loved.
She will be Missed, but never Forgotten.