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Lyla Mae Arnold

December 23, 1943 March 18, 2018
Lyla Mae Arnold
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Obituary for Lyla Mae Arnold

Lyla Mae Anderson Arnold, 74, of Salina, passed away Sunday, March 18th, 2017. Lyla was born on December 23, 1943 in Concordia, Kansas. Her parents were Herman and Beulah Anderson.

Lyla graduated from Concordia, Kansas high school in 1962. She lived and worked in Manhattan and Topeka before moving to Salina where she met Bill Arnold in 1964 while working at Asbury Hospital. On Valentine’s Day in 1965, they were married at the United Methodist Church of the Cross in Salina. They were married 53 years. They have two sons, Alan and Gene. Alan is married to Marlys and they live in Kansas City, Missouri. Gene is married to Shelly and they live in Salina, Kansas. They gave her two wonderful granddaughters, Kamryn and Karsyn Arnold. They also brought a lot of joy to her life.

She ran an in-home daycare while her children were young. In 1992, Lyla graduated from Cloud County Community College with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and Gerontology.

She worked at many nursing homes and care facilities in Salina including Shalimar Healthcare, Kenwood View, College Park, Drury Place, and also in homes as a home health aide.

For over 40 years, she was a member of Belmont Nazarene and participated in a variety of activities. She most recently attended Salina First Nazarene Church.

Lyla started the Red Hat Society in Salina. She enjoyed planning and attending activities together with her Red Hatters.

She is preceded in death by her parents and half-sister, June Combs.

At the family's request there will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.

A Celebration of Life will be at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 24 at Salina First Nazarene Church, Salina, Kansas, with Rev. Jon M. Fillipi and Rev. Paul Long officiating. Inurnment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Salina or Salina First Nazarene Church in care of Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio, Salina, KS 67401.

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Celebration of Life




10:00 AM 3/24/2018 10:00:00 AM
Salina First Nazarene Church

1425 S. Ohio St.
Salina, KS 67401

Salina First Nazarene Church
1425 S. Ohio St. Salina 67401 KS
United States

Cemetery Details


Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

1920 E. Crawford
Salina, KS 67401

1920 E. Crawford Salina 67401 KS
United States

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