Audrey Arnold

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Audrey Ann Arnold, 91, of Belleville, IL, born July 5, 1929, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, October 8, 2020, at Caseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Caseyville, IL.

Audrey attended Notre Dame College, St. Louis, MO, and received her master’s degree in education from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. She was a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame from 1947 to 1981, and a member of the Sisters for Christian Community from 1982 to 1994. She later professed as a Secular Franciscan in 1996.

Audrey had a varied background of ministerial experience in many parishes located in Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa. She taught all eight grades in elementary school, has been an elementary principal, has served as director of religious education, been a resident counselor in a girls’ group home, and served as a church organist. Audrey had also been involved in prison ministry and had been a pastoral minister in a number of parishes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer J. and Clara E., nee Armbruster, Arnold; a brother, Vernon Arnold; a sister, Audrey Ann VanderPluym; a brother-in-law, James VanderPluym; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Arnold.

She is survived by two brothers, Richard (Elaine) Arnold of Swansea, IL,
and Gary (Chin) Arnold of Arizona;
and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

 The family would like to give a special thanks to Robert Krebs, Administrator, and his excellent staff at Caseyville Nursing Home, as well as VITAS Healthcare, for their professional care.

Funeral services will be private due to Covid-19 limitations.

Burial will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

 

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16 Comments on Audrey Arnold

John Schulte said : Guest Report Oct 14, 2020 at 9:36 AM

Deepest prayers and sympathies to the Arnold Family. St Audrey was always so kind and such a prayer warrior. Could always come to her with any request and she would always pray and follow up with a beautifully hand written note. She would often send St Padre a Pio Prayer Cards as well. Would always remember birthdays and special Feast Days! God Bless her soul and the entire Arnold Family. Lisa, John, Juliette, Clare, Maria and Camille Schulte

  • St Louis
  • MO
John Schulte said : Guest Report Oct 14, 2020 at 9:36 AM

Deepest prayers and sympathies to the Arnold Family. St Audrey was always so kind and such a prayer warrior. Could always come to her with any request and she would always pray and follow up with a beautifully hand written note. She would often send St Padre a Pio Prayer Cards as well. Would always remember birthdays and special Feast Days! God Bless her soul and the entire Arnold Family. Lisa, John, Juliette, Clare, Maria and Camille Schulte

  • St Louis
  • MO
Bryan Rausch said : Guest Report Oct 13, 2020 at 7:02 PM

My sincere sympathy to the Arnold Family. I will truly miss all my talks with Sister. So glad I got to have the chance to reconnect with her these past years. Darlene and I enjoyed all our visits especially when we brought the grandkids to meet and visit with her. What a special visit they had with her. It’s very special now to know she’s With the Lord enjoying peace and comfort. Hopefully putting in a good word for us. Prayers and thoughts from her first grade student.

  • New Athens
  • Il
Patricia Miller said : Guest Report Oct 11, 2020 at 5:43 PM

Sister Audrey was such a good friend to my sister Sharon Dietz. She was so sweet and kind to me after Sharon's death. I will always be grateful for her friendship. I remember her bringing her mom to Mass at St. Mary's every Sunday before her mom passed. God bless you Sister Audrey! You have definately earned your heavenly reward!!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Barbara Holtman said : Guest Report Oct 11, 2020 at 2:59 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Sister Audrey’s passing. We lived next door to Mrs. C. Arnold and we would visit with Sister when she would visit her Mom. My dad would always say to my Mom “ My girlfriend’s home”! My Dad grew up down the street from Sister and had a crush on her when they were kids. Sister Audrey was such a sweet, wonderful person. No matter what your age, Sister was at ease speaking with you. She was before her time! Our family loved Mrs. Arnold and Sister Audrey, she sits with God now! I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Tom Vander Pluym said : Guest Report Oct 11, 2020 at 12:47 PM

I found Audrey Ann through her sisters' marriage to my brother, James Vander Pluym. She was always friendly and interesting to talk with. She will be missed, but always remembered.

  • Wauwatosa
  • WI
Fr. John and Pani Cindy Zboyovski said : Guest Report Oct 10, 2020 at 11:19 AM

Ancient Prayer for the Departed Let us pray for the servant of God who has fallen asleep and is now resting in Christ; That God Who loves mankind and Who has received Audrey’s soul, forgives her all sins; May He be merciful and gracious to her and give her a place in the bosom of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, with all those who have pleased Him and fulfilled His will from the beginning of the World, where all sorrow, grief and tears are absent. Let us dedicate ourselves and one another to the eternal God, through Christ the Word, Who was with God in the beginning. You, Who are by nature immortal and without end to Your Being, from Whom every creature whether mortal or immortal has its origin, who made man a rational creature, the citizen of this world, in his nature mortal, but gave the promise of a resurrection; who did not permit Enoch and Elijah to taste death because the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is not the God of the dead, but of the living. For the soul of everyone lives with You, and the spirits of the righteous are in Your hand: Look now upon this Your servant whom You have received into Your Kingdom, forgiving her all sins committed in knowledge or in ignorance; place her in the mansions where the Patriarchs, Prophets, and Apostles dwell, and with all those who have pleased You since the beginning of the world, where the glory of Your Christ is seen; for all Glory, Honor, Worship, Thanksgiving and Adoration are given to You in the Holy Spirit, always now and unto the ages of ages. Amen! To the Lord belong the earth and its fullness, the world and all who dwell in it. O gaping earth, receive the body formed from you by the hand of God, again returning to you as to its mother. What has been made in His Image, the Creator has already reclaimed, O Earth, receive this body as your own. This grave is being sealed until the second coming of Christ, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen! In blessed repose, grant eternal rest, O Lord, to Your servant Audrey, who has fallen asleep, and make her memory eternal! Amen! Audrey Ann Arnold { Born: July 5, 1929; Fallen Asleep: October 8, 2020 } With the souls of the Righteous brought to perfection, O Savior, rest the soul of Your departed servant Audrey, keep her for the blessed life which comes from You, O Lover of Mankind. In your peace, O Lord, where all Your saints repose, rest the soul of Your servant Audrey. You are the God Who descended into the realm of death and loosed the bonds of its captives. May Christ our Immoral King and God, grant to His departed servant Andrey, the love and mercy of God, the kingdom of heaven, and the remission of all her sins. Amen. Give thanks to God for All Things! All things come from God and All things return to God.

  • Candler
  • North Carolina
Phyllis Ann Price SSND said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2020 at 6:14 PM

My prayers and deepest sympathy to Audrey’s family. I will miss her hearty laugh, the lunches we enjoyed, the cards and many phone calls. RIP, Audrey! Phyllis Ann,SSND

  • St Louis
  • Mo
Cecilia Wheetley said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2020 at 4:50 PM

God bless that wonderful woman who has done so much work for Jesus during her time on this earth! My love and prayers are with you all!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Msgr. John Myler said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2020 at 2:23 PM

We will remember her at the altar here in our Cathedral.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Angela Holtgrave said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2020 at 2:14 PM

To the Arnold family My thoughts & Prayers are withYou She has been a dear friend for 68 years May she Rest In Peace I will miss our phone calls

  • Columbia
  • Missouri
Cathy Mattox said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2020 at 11:54 AM

Even though I am saddened by the loss of my 8th grade teacher from the 60's, may God bless she & her family & friends.🙏🎶❤️

  • Evansville
  • Indiana
Letty DePalma said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2020 at 9:36 AM

May both our Audrey Anns enjoy the bliss of the Divine Prescence. Cousin Letty

  • Allen
  • Texas
Ginger Amann said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2020 at 8:15 AM

Please know my thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I am very sad that I will no longer be able to talk, laugh and share tears with my friend. She was a great source of inspiration and comfort even in her trying times! While many will miss her, so glad she is finally at peace. Love you dear friend!!

  • Red Bud
  • Il
Pat Bauer, SSND said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2020 at 6:04 AM

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate Audrey's life of love and service. May her gracious spirit of love and laughter live on in and through us.

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Judy Duniphan said : Guest Report Oct 08, 2020 at 10:48 PM

To the family of Sister Audrey, May you find peace that she is at peace. I will forever be changed for knowing Sister. My many talks with her have brought me joy. Her smile could light up a room. I was honored to work for her.,I thank you for sharing her with us at the home. Her gifts her and I shared in the spiritual beliefs enriched my soul. I will forever keep her in my heart. Until we meet again Sister, thank you! Judy Duniphan

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois

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