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Lakalynn Lou Arnold

May 15, 2017 August 8, 2017
Lakalynn Lou Arnold
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Lakalynn Lou (Bridenstine) Arnold, age 70 died on Tuesday, August 8,2017 after suffering a stroke on November 2, 2016.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017, 11:00 AM at the Christ United Church of Christ, Orrville. Rev. Randy Gehres will be officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.

Friends and relatives will be received on Friday, August 11, 2017, 2 - 6 PM at Christ United Church of Christ in Orrville Saturday and one hour prior to the time of services. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Christ United Church of Christ, 301 N. Main Street, Orrville, OH 44667 or Orrville Public Library 230 N. Main Street, Orrville OH 44667 or Life Care Hospice 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691 in her memory.

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Lakalynn was born May 15, 1947 in Wooster, Ohio to Milo Paul and Faye Myrtle (Thompson) Bridenstine. She married William Elton Arnold on June 29, 1980 at Red Haw United Methodist Church in Ashland County. Bill Survives.
Lakalynn was a 1965 graduate of Northwestern High School. She attended one year at Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky and received a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Special Education, from Kent State University in 1970. She worked for Orrville City Schools for 37 1/2 years as a special education elementary teacher. Most of her years were spent teaching third and fourth grade special education at Maple Street School.
She grew up in rural Chester Township. She enjoyed telling stories of growing up on the family farm. Lakalynn was a member of Chester Farmerettes 4-H club. Both she and Bill encouraged and helped their daughters with many 4-H projects over the years on their farm on the north side of Orrville. Lakalynn was a member of Wayne County DAR, Delta Kappa, Baughman Grange, Evergreen Garden Club, Wayne County Retired Teachers and the Orrville Retired Teachers. She enjoyed planning and bringing people together. She planned numerous bus trips, some were even out of state. She also helped create the Orrville Retired Teachers and the Northwestern Class of 1965 get-togethers. She enjoyed garden tours and other spontaneous travel. Lakalynn also enjoyed genealogy, reading, and gardening. She showed dried and canned food at the Wayne County Fair. Lakalynn also liked listening to and following the Cleveland Indians and Wayne County High School sports.

Prior to her marriage, she was a member of the Red Haw United Methodist Church. After she was married she attended and was a member of Christ United Church of Christ in Orrville. First and foremost, her greatest love was her family, including her 15 month old granddaughter, Leah Faye.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters, Lisa Lou (Arnold) Acker of Wooster and Lori Lee Arnold of Orrville; granddaughter, Leah Faye Acker; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul Lynn and Betty (Carson) Bridenstine of West Salem, and Lee Harlan and Sue (Hastings) Bridenstine of Gaines, Michigan; mother-in-law Luella Fay (Hahn) Arnold of Orrville; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law, Rhett Clifford Acker, maternal grandparents, Pearl (Richeson) and Lake Thompson and Lake’s second wife, Minnie (Kerr) Thompson of rural Fredericksburg; paternal grandparents, Paul and Lucille (Naftzger) Bridenstine of rural Chester Township; and father-in-law Merle Arnold of Orrville.

The family would like to thank the following for the excellent care over last few months: Aultman Orrville Hospital, Aultman Canton Hospital, Wooster Community Hospital, and Rittman Apostolic Nursing Home. A special thanks to all of the friends and family that visited and prayed for Lakalynn over the last nine months.
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