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  • Visitation:  6-8 p.m. Tuesday
  • Funeral:  1 p.m. Wednesday

Jo Ellen Arnold, age 57, of Belding, passed away Friday, September 4, 2009 in the emergency room of Spectrum Health-United Hospital, Greenville.

The daughter of Murn & Beatrice (Olger) Coston, she was born on Dec. 15, 1951 in Greenville. A graduate of Greenville High School, she earned her Licensed Practical Nursing diploma from Montcalm Community College and worked for many years at the former Belding Community Hospital.

On June 24, 1978, in Belding, she married Richard Arnold, who preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Thomas Brown; and a sister-in-law, Doris Brown.

Surviving are two daughters, Amy Arnold and Kate Arnold, both of Greenville; two brothers, Ronald & Lucy Brown, and Robert & Mary Jean Brown, all of Greenville; her step-children, Tammy Ingersoll, Brenda & Ron Spencer, Jim & Shelly Arnold, Brian & Dawn Arnold, and David & Melanie Arnold; siblings-in-law, Gary & Kay Arnold, Betty McQueen, and Debbie & Mike Slayton; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.

Burial will take place privately at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jo Ellens online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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  1. Anonymous on September 4, 2009 at 12:00 am


    09/10/2009 –

    David & Melanie Arnold

    We are sorry for your loss. If there is any thing we can do please let us know.

    09/08/2009 –

    Kathy Kilduff

    JoEllen was a wonderful woman. She was not only my cousin, she was a friend and a co-worker. I worked with her for many years at the Belding Hospital.
    Thinking of you as you honor your Mother.
    You’ll never forget your mother’s face, the sound of her voice, the gentleness of her touch…they let you know you were loved.
    You’ll never forget the stories she told, the traditions she handed down…they let you know who you are.
    You’ll never forget the lessons she taught, the things she stood for…they are her gift and your legacy.
    You’ll never forget, and you’ll always know that you honor her every day in how you live and who you are.
    With Sympathy,
    Kathy Arnett-Kilduff

    09/08/2009 –

    Chad Edmonds

    Kate and Amy,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you both. I know your mom would want you to be strong. She was a great friend to me. If there is anythingwe can do, let us know.
    Chad, Crystal, Ben, and Tyker

    09/08/2009 –


    Kate and Amy I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very special woman to many, and I am very saddened to hear this news. I love you both and your in my thoughts if you need me just email and I’ll be there. Love Heather Beacham

    09/07/2009 –

    Luke Edmonds

    I will always dearly miss you Jo. You were always there to talk to. Will always love and miss you Luke

    09/06/2009 –

    Andria Edmonds

    Hi Kate & Amy, I am so sorry for you lose. Your mom was a very sweet person. I really liked her.
    Andy (Luke’s mom)

    Kate Arnold

    I just wanted to thank everyone for there kind words about my mom, sorry it took so long to respond to you all, I never knew this was here until my friend showed me. Again I really appriciate your kind words. Kate and Amy

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