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Patsy Arnold 1960 - 2019
Patsy Arnold 1960 - 2019

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Patsy Arnold, 58, of Grand Island, Neb. died peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Tiffany Square in Grand Island.

A celebration of Patsy’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21st at the Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island. Derek Apfel, CFC will officiate. The family will greet friends Thursday, June 20th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Patsy Ruth (Chilcott) Arnold was born June 20, 1960 in Eureka, Kan. to John William and Ruth Marlene (Swilley) Chilcott, the third of four children. 

Patsy was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, John Bradford Chilcott (stillborn); and her parents-in-law Ralph Compton Arnold and Laura Bell Arnold. She is survived by her husband, Stan Arnold; son, Tyler Arnold; daughter, Elle Supencheck (Cameron); granddaughter, Memphis Bohrer-Arnold; beloved canine, Touille; sisters Beth Chilcott and Brenda Raven (Jason); sister-in-law, Jane Grandy and friend Phil Garcia; sister-in-law, Dru Dougan (Derry); a circle of “stray” kids she adopted as her own, including Cassia McDowell, Katie Bohrer, Kevin Fandry, Natalie Krupa, and Trevor Pottorff; as well as numerous admiring friends and extended family.

In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to the Donate Life America organization at via online contribution or mail-in Contribution Form, or to the Grand Island Public Library Foundation at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Apfel Funeral Home

1123 W. Second St.

Grand Island, NE 68801

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 18, 2019