LOIS “SANDY” ARNOLD
JERSEYVILLE – Lois Ann “Sandy” (DuFrenne) Arnold, 77, died at 12:55 a.m., Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in Creve Couer, Missouri, following a long battle with cancer.
She was born on February 21, 1943 in Red Bud, Illinois and was the daughter of Duke and Pearl (Barbeau) DuFrenne.
Sandy grew up in Prairie du Rocher and was a 1961 graduate of Red Bud High School. She resided in Cahokia for many years, raising her son and two daughters.
She married William Arnold on September 26, 1987 in Alton, Kansas and throughout their nearly 33 years of marriage they were blessed with many wonderful memories together. The early years of their marriage was spent traveling and residing in various parts of the country and ultimately brought them to Jerseyville, where they quickly became fixtures in the community, owning and operating the Fran & Marilyn’s restaurant, where their customers truly became an extension of their family.
Sandy was a devout Christian and modeled Christ’s love in all of her relationships, whether it be her family, old friends or new acquaintances. She was kind and generous in everything she did and loved nothing more than quality time with her family.
She was a talented cook and seamstress, adept in all types of crafts. She also possessed a bit of a “lucky” streak as well, one time winning a brand new Cadillac!
Surviving are her husband, Bill Arnold of Jerseyville; a son and daughter in-law, Michael and Peggy Ray of Columbia, Illinois; two daughters and sons in-law, Vicky and Robert Mason of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri and Susan and Gary Smith of Holcomb, Missouri; two step children and their spouses, Michelle and Brad Turner and Ryan and Diana Arnold, all of O’Fallon, Illinois; three grandchildren, David (Katie) Ray; Kevin Mason and Jennifer (Nate) McConnaughhay; two step-grandchildren, Madison Turner and Alex Arnold; a brother and sister in-law, Joseph and Carla Bievenue of Savanna, Georia; as well as a beloved sister and brother in-law, Jeri and Gary Runge of Red Bud, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Per her wishes, cremation rights will be accorded and no formal services are planned at this time.
Should friends or family desire, memorial contributions may be given to Freedom House MBTC (PO Box 221, Holcomb, MO 63852)
Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville has been entrusted with arrangements.