Lois Anne "Suzie" Arnold, of Wellington, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at her home in Wellington, at the age of 80.
Suzie was born the daughter of Michael and Lois (Koehler) Sanford on Thursday, Aug. 12, 1937 in Fargo, N.D.
On Aug. 27, 1988, Sue and Robert (Bob) Arnold were united in marriage in Dodge City, Kan. Together they celebrated 29 years of marriage.
Suzie was a long time resident of Dodge City, Kan., before moving to Wellington, in June of 2006. Suzie had a long successful career in the restaurant industry. She managed the Hitch N Post Truck Stop in Dodge City, Kan., for many years. She left the Hitch N Post Truck Stop with many of her employees and coworkers to venture out on her own to open a family run restaurant formerly known as the Gunsmoke Restaurant. Suzie was a passionate, devoted follower of Christ. Upon retirement Suzie enjoyed bringing comfort to others by sending cards, volunteering for Hospice and Birthline and organizing funeral dinners. One of her greatest joys was surrounding herself with her large and loving family. She enjoyed cooking for holiday gatherings which always included her world class fried chicken and homemade potato salad.
Survivors include her husband, Bob Arnold of Wellington; her children: Gloria Hamilton and husband Ken of Sun City, Calif.; Todd Bertsch and wife Joan of Woodstock, Ill.; Kathy Cooksey and husband Mark of Garden City, Kan.; Mandi Zimmerman and husband Jamey of Wellington; former son-in-law, Earl Martin of Rancho Cucamongo, Calif.; nephew, Mark Carlson and wife Velma and family of Hutchinson, Kan.; grandchildren: Shane, Camille, Abram, Cassie, Justin, Toni, Brionna and Taylor; great-grandchildren: Jazmyn, Isaac, Quinten, Bryce, Kaylee, Colton, Hunter and Adra. Bob's children: Tammy Denison of Jetmore, Kan.; Todd Arnold and wife Lisa of Wellington, Colo.; Sharon Kiehl of Canadian, Texas; Billy Arnold and wife Chantel of Hays, Kan.; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert John Sanford and sister Patricia June Carlson.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Funeral services for Suzie will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at Wellington Free Will Baptist Church, Wellington.
Interment will follow at Sumner Memorial Gardens, Wellington.
A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to the Wellington Free Will Baptist Church and Kindred Hospice. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.
To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.