Mary Alice Arnold

  • Born: October 30, 1935
  • Died: August 13, 2019
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Alice Arnold, age 83 of Sterling, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling.

Alice was born on October 30, 1935 in Centralia, WA, the daughter of Joseph Gordon and Lucille (Brady) Theriault. She married William "Bill" Arnold on February 2, 1957 in Centralia, WA. Alice was a very active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling. She was a nurse, loving wife, mother, and friend. She had endless energy for volunteering and loved baking, reading, gardening, tennis and attending sporting events. Alice was never afraid to let anyone know her opinion, she was feisty and a fighter to the end.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, William E. Arnold; four children, Mary (Joseph) Bloom of Pinckney, MI, Joseph (Connie) Arnold of Winnebago, IL, Timothy (Lori) Arnold of St. Charles, IL and Susan Koehler of Ames, IA; eight grandchildren, Jeff (Heather), Mike, Kaylee, Will, Riley, Grant, Grace and Sam; one great grandchild on the way, Jillian; her brother, William (Cindy) Theriault of CA and her niece and nephew, Julie and Dan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one uncle, Bryant Brady.

A gathering of family and friends will be on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 A.M. at the church with Reverend Bruce Ludeke, Celebrant officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling.