Arline was born Arline Kay Dunn on January 25, 1936 in Wheatland, Iowa to Gladys and Melvin Dunn.
Following the death of her Mother in 1938, she was raised by her cousins Martha and Alfred Kallenbach. The family moved to Clinton, Iowa when she was six years old. She had many summer visits with her Dad and brother Gene on the farm and later included her two stepsisters. Her new siblings consisted of four sisters and one brother.
She attended Clinton schools. Following graduation she was employed by Interstate Power Company in Clinton.
Arline was married to David O’Connor on September 1, 1955. They moved to Ames, Iowa where twin sons Steven and Brent were born. Following several moves due to employment, the family settled in Grinnell, Iowa.
During her life there she was active in the Methodist church, and worked at Stewart Library and Iowa Southern Utilities Company. She was active in Grinnell General Hospital Auxiliary, United Methodist Women and helped with Special Olympics at Ames for a number of years.
Arline and David retired to Osage Beach Missouri in the year 2000. Arline was active for a time in United Methodist Women at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church and also sang with the choir. She loved her family, her home and many friends, some going back as far as grade school days. Arline especially loved raising her sons and the great times shared with her four Grandchildren and one Great Grandson.
Arline was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Gene and cousins Martha and Alfred Kallenbach and siblings Velda Kroeger, Vivian Cargill and Dolores Elleson.
Arline is survived by her husband of 58 years, David and her sons Steven and wife Kathy, and Brent and wife Nancy, grandchildren Shawn, Joshua, Andrea, Danny and great granddaughter Sydney. Siblings Gerald and wife Claire Kallenbach and Dorthy Lichtenstein, Janice’s husband Richard Wilson and Lou Ann and husband Bob Reyes.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church in Osage Beach, Missouri.
Inurnment will be in Lake Memorial Gardens Veteran’s Wall in Osage Beach, Missouri.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.