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Laura B. Arnold 1928-2018
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Laura B. Arnold 1928-2018

LARNED  - Laura B. Arnold, 90, passed away November 10, 2018 at home peacefully surrounded by family.

She was born July 9, 1928 in Sylvan Grove.  The daughter of Stanley E. and Helen Jane Lawson Raffety.  A longtime area resident; she was a Medical Record Clerk at Larned State Hospital, retiring in 1991.

She was a member of the Larned United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, the Sweet Adelines and was the First Lady of Larned while Ralph was Mayor.

On May 29, 1949 she married Ralph C. Arnold in Manhattan. He passed away September 5, 2014.

Survivors include; a son, Stan (Patsy) Arnold, Grand Island, Nebraska; two daughters, Dru (Derry) Dougan, and Jane Grandy (Phil Garcia), both of Larned;  six grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by; a brother, Virgil Raffety and a sister, Jane Icks.

Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Ryan Webster presiding.  Friends may sign the register from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday with family present from 6-7 p.m. at the mortuary.  Inurnment will be in the Larned Cemetery, Larned.

Memorials may be given the Pawnee Valley Community Foundation or the U.M.C. Budget Shop, both in care of Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, Kansas 67550.  Personal condolences may be left for the family at

Funeral arrangements provided by 

Beckwith Mortuary

P.O. Box 477

Larned, Kansas 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 11, 2018