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Mrs. Marsha Ann (Nelson) Arnold

September 24, 1940 ~ December 18, 2020 (age 80)


Marsha Ann Arnold, 80, of Galesburg, died at 12:10 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2020, at home.

She was born September 24, 1940, in Galesburg, the daughter of Levi and Merle (West) Nelson.  She married Charles Bushnell in March of 1960.  She later married Robert Arnold in March of 1975.  He preceded her in death June 30, 1990.

She is survived by her children, Mike Bushnell of Peoria, Robert “Cory” Arnold of Galesburg, Elizabeth Ranes of Galesburg, and Amanda (Ron) Finley of Gilson; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sisters, Alfreda (Jerry) Bowen of London Mills, Shelly (Richard) Winkler of Galesburg, and Pat (Chris) Lavely of the State of Tennessee; and brother-in-law, Dave Guerin.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Polly Guerin; and a niece.

Marsha had worked at Butler Manufacturing and Aluminum Castings, as well as a housekeeper at the former Holiday Inn and a waitress at the former Canton Café.  She graduated from Knoxville High School in 1958.  Marsha enjoyed spending time with her family and her cats.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2021 in East Linwood Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family.  Online condolences may be made at

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Graveside Service
January 8, 2021

2:00 PM
East Linwood Cemetery, Hinchliff - Pearson, Galesburg Chapel, Galesburg


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