Gladys Marie Arnett

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Gladys Marie Arnett

June 25, 1928 - March 07, 2019

Gladys Marie Arnett Gladys Marie (Wood) Arnett, of Ridge Farm, passed into Heaven at 6:20 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Pleasant Meadows Senior Living, Chrisman, with dignity, while holding hands with her daughter as they listened to soft instrumental music.
Gladys was born in Danville, Ill., on June 25, 1928, the daughter of Elsie (Arnet) and Douglas Wood.
She was married to George Arnett on January 1, 1947, in Ridge Farm, Ill., until his passing in September of 1990.
Gladys is survived by her loving, devoted daughter, Linda (Harold) Whelan of Rhode Island. She was the beloved grandmother of Renee Whelan-Gomes and Tammi Whelan. Her great grandchildren brought great joy to her life. She was the great grandmother of Zachary Carl, twins Lucy Marie and Layla Michelle, and Atticus Joseph. She also was survived by her sister, Jean Mason, and her brother, Denzil Woods. She also will be greatly missed by nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as many friends including her special friend, Waneta K. Hall.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; stillborn daughter, Lana Leanne; a son, Carl Robert; and sister, (Mary) Darlene Davis.
Gladys' interests and hobbies including singing, knitting, Bible study and all music, but especially gospel music. She was an avid and accomplished flower gardener. Each spring, her yard began to explode in color, making her yard a showcase for many to admire. Another passion was photography. She then became a business under "Arnett's Glad Photos," specializing in weddings. She loved putting family photos into albums to bring our memories to life.
She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked in St. Elizabeth's Hospital in the ICU Department. She continued with the hospital as it went underwent transitions and she retired after 33 years. Her caring and nurturing personality continued as she became a caregiver. She became a personal LPN and caregiver for Mrs. Fern Lenhart for nine years. She developed a close relationship with Fern and her family, who respected and trusted her in the care of Fern. She was saddened along with the family with the loss of Mrs. Lenhart. Her genuine love of caring for people extended to members of her community. She was selected to appear in a local TV series called, "Angels Among Us." Now Gladys is an angel above us.
A celebration of Gladys' life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at Vermilion Grove Friends Church, Vermilion Grove, Ill., with Pastors Larry and Erik Hopkins officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Georgetown, 200 E. West St. She will be laid to rest in Pilot Grove Cemetery, Ridge Farm.
Memorial donations may be given in her name to Vermilion Grove Friends Church. Please join her family in sharing memories through her Tribute Wall at
Published on March 11, 2019
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Wednesday March 13, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home

200 East West Street, Georgetown, IL, USA

Celebration of life

Thursday March 14, 2019

10:00 AM

Vermilion Grove Friends Church

rural Ridge Farm, IL


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Kari Runner Peelman
Mar 12, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Gladys and my mom (Nancy Runner), worked together for years and she also was the photographer at my brother's wedding. She always spoke to me whenever she saw me and was a very sweet person. Now she'll be an Angel with my mom. My prayers go out to all of her family.
Theresa Hall
Mar 11, 2019
Every time I seemed down and out I would get a card from Glad that was signed God loves you and so do I! Fly with the angels my dear fried