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Helen B. Arnold, 95, of Midland, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2019. She was born on January 12, 1924 in her parents farm house in Bay County. She is the daughter of the late George and Alta Jenkins. Helen was employed at Dow for a couple of years. On May 10, 1946 she married her husband of 72 years, Clair Arnold.

Helen was a strong woman with a loving and gentle side. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, cooking, canning but mostly her family. Family time was of the utmost importance to Helen.

Clair and Helen had three boys, Dennis (Janet) Arnold of Ionia and Michael Arnold of Midland. She was predeceased in death by her son David (Jackie) Arnold of Guymon, Oklahoma and a great granddaughter, Heather. Helen was also blessed with four grandsons, Wade Arnold, Chad Arnold, Nick Arnold and Brock (Jesse) Arnold. She enjoyed 5 great grandsons and 1 great granddaughter.

She will be remembered as a pillar of love and strength for her family and will be deeply missed by all.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home with Pastor Don Duford officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday from 12:00 Noon until the time of service. Burial will take place at Midland City Cemetery.

Those planning an expression are asked to consider MidMichigan Hospice.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Arnold Family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Bluebonnet Feeds

    26 November 2019 3 weeks ago

    On behalf of all the employees of Bluebonnet Feeds, I wish to convey our deepest sympathy to your family. I hope that time and memories will help lesson the burden of your sorrow. Please except our condolences at this difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Bluebonnet Feeds

  2. Ila McDonnell

    26 November 2019 3 weeks ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

  3. Rick and Mary Kramer

    24 November 2019 3 weeks ago

    We were saddened to hear the news of her passing. Didn’t know her well but she and Clair raised some amazing boys. Hoping you find peace and comfort in the words and memories of family and friends.

  4. Tim and Sandy Millsap

    23 November 2019 3 weeks ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Arnold family during this time of grief.

  5. Jennifer Cohen

    22 November 2019 3 weeks ago

    My deep condolences to the family.
    I always enjoyed my conversations with Aunt Helen and Clair at our family reunions.

    Jennifer Jenkins Cohen

  6. Fred and Carol Thornton

    22 November 2019 3 weeks ago

    Our condolences to the Arnold family.

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