Keith Arnold

Keith Arnold


Keith Bruce Arnold, 82, of Corydon, Iowa, passed away July 16, 2018, at The Legacy Lodge in Chariton. Keith was born Sept. 14, 1935, to Guy and Martha (Smith) Arnold in Lucas County. He is the sixth of seven children born to this union.

Keith attended Chariton High School, graduating in 1953. On June 10, 1956, Keith was united in marriage to Phyllis Ann Stout. To this union, two children were born, Richard Alvin and Joan Kay.

Keith and Phyllis lived north of Chariton until 1965. They then moved to Wayne County where they continued to farm until now. In 1988 Keith, along with help from others, began to build a new house, moving in the following year.

Keith enjoyed visiting with friends and family and liked to play pitch.

From 2006 to 2012 Keith served as a board member for the Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative.

Survivors include his wife: Phyllis Arnold; two children: Richard Alvin Arnold (Nancy) and Joan Kay Hardcastle; his sister Ruby V. James of Lincoln, Neb.; and numerous extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers: Orval R. Arnold, Homer W. Arnold and Kenneth H. Arnold; and two sisters: Elma V. Pastrick and Effie M. Pierschbacher.

Funeral service were held on July 20 at the Thomas Funeral Home in Corydon with Rev. Diane Olson-Schroeder officiating.

Memorials may be given to The Legacy Lodge in Chariton and condolences may be shared at

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