BAZETTA - Gwendolyn Irene Arnold, 88, died at 9:03 a.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.
She was born July 21, 1925, in Warren, the daughter of the late Merl E. and Mildred Edgar Diehl.
Mrs. Arnold was a 1943 graduate of Bazetta High School and was a homemaker. She enjoyed flower gardening, animals and basketball. Her greatest enjoyment came from being with her family.
Gwendolyn was a member of the Bazetta Christian Church.
Survivors include her children, Bonnie (Lynn) Beaumont of Rittman, Sandra Brown of Austintown, Pamela (Theodore) Dilday of Aurora, Gregg (Kay) Arnold of Newton Falls, Robert (Ann) Arnold of Augusta, Ga., and Mike (Angela) Arnold of Bazetta; 26 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Other than her parents, Gwendolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond R. Arnold, on Nov. 25, 2011, and they were united in marriage on Dec. 15, 1945; one great-granddaughter; and one sister, Vera Kristen.
Funeral services will be held noon Friday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, where Pastor Paul Leone will celebrate Gwendolyn's life.
Family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Cortland.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Bazetta Christian Church, 4131 Hoagland Blackstub Road, Cortland, OH 44410.
Emailed condolences may be sent to www.shaferwinanschapel.com