Helen Louise Arnold

March 26, 1923September 11, 2012
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Helen Louise Arnold, 89, of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 15 at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., KCK. Visitation will be from 10-11 at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Louise was born March 26, 1923 in Kansas City, Kansas to Earl and Carrie (Long) Berry. She graduated from Argentine High School in 1941 and married her husband James D. Arnold in 1942. She worked as a legal secretary and then as a secretary at WDAF Radio. She was working when the attack on Pearl Harbor came across the news wire. Louise later worked as a secretary for the KCK School District. She was a lifetime member of Armourdale Baptist Church and was very active. She was a member of the Triple M Sunday School group, a published author of poems, Sunday school materials and a member of the Ladies’ Missionary Circle. Louise loved ceramics and looking through her beloved family photographs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Carrie, her husband James D. Arnold, her brother John Berry and her sister Janice Robertson. Louise is survived by her daughters Jeanne L. Leonard (Bill) of Overland Park, KS, Nancy E. Parks (Larry) of Smithville, MO, Anne L. Phelan (John) of Olathe, KS; brother Paul W. Berry (Donna) of Shawnee, KS; grandchildren L. Christopher Paine (Diana) of Olathe, KS, Patrick R. Paine (Tammy) of Bonner Springs, KS, James A. Paine (Colleen) of Tryon, NE, Elizabeth A. Scarborough (Brett) of Lenexa, KS, Bailie N. Phelan of Olathe, KS as well as beloved great grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 15, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 15, 2012

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Kim Sanders

September 20, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Louise's passing. She was very kind to my mother Corky. I really enjoyed playing bingo with her. She gave me a little yellow ceramic chick. It is on my desk and I will treasure it always. I have added a picture of Louise and I taken around the middle of May. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed her.

Debbie Alexander

September 19, 2012

Louise was a blessing to all who knew her. I know your hearts are aching right now. We wish you Gods peace.

Pat Burton

September 18, 2012

Jean, Nancy & Anne,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you right now. Aunt Louise was the "glue" for the Berry family, and she was so loved. She always had a cheery outlook, and I loved her bubbly laugh. She would send the neatest cards to my Mom (Dorothy Berry) and call her occasionally. She was truly a beautiful person and she was always open in sharing her love for Christ. What a legacy!
Paul and Pat (Berry) Burton

Phil and Becky Keltner

September 17, 2012

We just read about your mom's passing today. Have many fond memories of Louise at vacation Bible school many years ago. Also, Jim always helping with the Sunrise Service at the lake. We have many fond memories of them both.

Libby Baptista

September 16, 2012

Anne and all the family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I hope you can find comfort in all the memories you have.

Erik Lohr

September 16, 2012

Anne and Family, I'm very sorry for your loss and keep you in my thoughts. I wish you all the strength in the world in this difficult time.

Lisa Taylor-Dishman

September 15, 2012

Jeanne, Anne, Nancy and families.
I'm so sorry that I couldn't be back in Kansas City to attend Aunt Lousies' funeral.
I have the best memories of her and thinking of her brings a huge smile to my face!
She was such a sweet, joyous and loving person.,
I know you'll miss her terribly.
She's now with our lord and reunited with Uncle James .
Sending my love to all of you,
Your Cousin,
Lisa Taylor-Dishman

Eric and Dee Dee Shoemaker

September 15, 2012

Louise treated everyone she met with greatness and respect. The light of the lord shined through her with abundance. She never failed to ask about the other person and their family first. I am certain heaven is rejoicing at her arrival. Much love from the Shoemaker family to Louise's family today and always.

Suzy King

September 14, 2012

Anne and family: So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

September 14, 2012

Anne, John and the entire Phelan Family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Our sincere sympathies to you and your family.

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