Issac Warren Arnall, son of Benjamin and Minnie (Roberts) Arnall, was born Feb. 16, 1928 in Wright County, Missouri. He departed this life Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, at the age of 92 years, 4 months and 10 days. On Jan. 30, 1959, Ike married his true love, Judith Cogdill, and to this union two daughters and four sons were born.
Ike is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Ben Arnall Jr.; eight sisters, Ora Adamson, Pearl Smith, Opal Baker, Geneva Cannon, Betty Moore, Janel Kelley, Bonnie and Marie Arnall, who were both infants; a granddaughter, Karra Lynzi Arnall; and two nephews, Darrell Roberts and Murel Adamson. Ike is survived by his loving wife Judy, of the home; his two daughters, Patricia Ivy and her husband Randy, of Mansfield, and Kala Melton and her friend Kenny, of Hartville; his four sons, Jackie Arnall and his wife Evelyn, of Hartville; Jody Arnall and his wife Lana, of Hartville; Linzie Arnall and his wife Heidi, of Strafford; and Laron Arnall and his wife Amy, of Hartville; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two nephews, Ritchie Arnall and Paul Smith; a niece, Martha Cook; a special care giver, Ann-Alisa Whiten; and many other relatives and caring friends. Ike was born in Wright County and raised on a 15-acre tomato farm just north of Hartville. While he was growing up, he helped his mother and father on the farm with planting and picking tomatoes. Because he was raised on this farm, he could barely stand the thought of raising a tomato plant if he didn’t have to. Ike also helped take care of his parents’ ice block shed, chipping and cutting ice blocks for the good citizens of Hartville. When Ike came of age, he was called to serve for the Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952-1954. When he left the military, he started working for his brother driving a truck for Arnall Lumber up in the Dakotas. While Ike was working for his brother, he met Judy who was also working for Jr. at the time. They were wed in 1959 and stayed together for over 61 years. Ike was saved and baptized on May 19, 1968 at Wall’s Ford. He was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of Hartville and attended church for as long as his health permitted. Ike was also a dedicated member of the VFW and American Legion here in Hartville. When Ike was younger, he liked to spend the evening at the pool hall or the roller rink. Ike also enjoyed his farm and hauling cattle. Ike was also a very talented dancer and loved to listen to music. He and Judy loved music so much, they took countless trips to Oldfield and Summersville to listen to all the different bands from around the area. Ike loved his family absolutely. He was a loving husband, caring father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. We celebrate his wonderful life and will always cherish the many happy memories he created. Services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Hartville with Dr. Dick Wakefield and the Rev. Jeff Ward officiating. Musical selection was “On the Other Side” with Madalyn Ivy and Gary Greene accompany. Also, “In the Garden” and “Peace in teh Valley” with Wade Hightower and Carla Potts. Janet Carriger was on the piano. Escors were Dakota Melton, Austin Arnall, Randon Ivy, Casey Ivy, Linzie Arnall, Laron Arnall, Randy Ivy and Kenny Williams. Honorary escorts were L.D. Garland, Mike Newton, Bud Hickman, Johnny Shull, Carl Widner and Darrell Cope. The final resting place was in Steele Memorial Cemetery in Hartville.
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