Vada May Arnold, age 92, of East Lake Road, South Shenango Township, Jamestown, passed away Saturday evening, September 17, 2016 in her residence.

Mrs. Arnold was born in Baker's Run, West Virginia on May 5, 1924, a daughter of Casper and Rosa (Sonifrank) Smith. She married George Butcherine, Sr. in 1944 he passed away in 1969 she then married Jesse Arnold, Sr. in 1987 who had six children Jesse, Jr., Billy, Dennis, Rita, Becky, and Peggy. Jesse passed away in 2001.

She was a cook at Slippery Rock University for many years.  Vada was a Sunday school teacher for many years and an avid traveler. She was member of State Line United Methodist Church where she belonged to In Full Bloom Ladies Fellowship and loved being a greeter. 

Vada is survived by two daughters, Joyce Aiello and her husband Roger of New Wilmington, PA and Linda Waite and her husband Allen of Jamestown, PA; a son, George Butcherine, Jr. and his wife Karen of Slippery Rock, PA; also survived by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, six brothers and seven sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heifer International in care of State Line United Methodist Church, 263 West State Rd., Jamestown, PA or State Line Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 245, Jamestown, PA 16134.


1 Comment

  1. Shaun Swartz Shaun Swartz
    September 20, 2016    

    My heart is breaking at the loss of my dear sweet friend vada.
    I’ll miss her smiles, hugs and lectures!
    May the Lord be with the entire family at this time.

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