Eleanor Caroline Arnold, 93, of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday evening, July 2, 2013, at her home.
She was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Seneca County, to Willis and Estella (Elmers) Fitzgerald. She married Vincent E. Arnold May 23, 1942, and he passed away June 25, 2012.
Survivors include three sons, John (Judy) Arnold, Willis "Bill" Arnold and Gary (Sandra) Arnold, all of Tiffin; four daughters, Diana (John) Pasko-Patterson of Old Fort, Denise (Stephen) Lawson of Bloomville, Melody (Rex) Woessner of Tiffin and Jill (Kenneth) Kubasek of Mansfield; 17 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; sister, Thelma Overmyer; great-granddaughter, Kayla Lucius, in 2010; and son-in-law, Jim Pasko.
Eleanor graduated from Old Fort High School in 1938 and attended Tiffin Business School. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Tiffin, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Cum Double Sunday School Class.
She met her husband at Canteen, and together they started Arnold Vending in the basement of their home in 1949. Together, they raised a family and worked hard at their business. In 1966, they moved the business to the Miami Street location. They celebrated their 70th anniversary together in May 2012 at the farm in Old Fort where Eleanor was raised.
She enjoyed sewing, bicycling, walking, yard work and attending her grandchildren's events. Eleanor was a caring person who enjoyed time on the family farm.
Her funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Tiffin, with Pastor Hannah Tucker officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Union Cemetery, Old Fort.
Friends may visit and share stories from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 5 at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424, and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, Community Hospice Care or a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.