Vernon (Donna J) Arnold formally, of Carbon Hill, passed away peacefully in her home in Arkansas on Sept. 21. Donna was born Feb. 15, 1943, in Bloomington, Ill., to Marjorie and Dominic Ferrara. She married Vernon L. Arnold on March 25, 1961, in Carmi, Ill
Donna loved to quilt and sew and spend time with her grandchildren.Donna is survived by: her husband; a daughter, Dee Dee (Jerry) Haff, Kinsman, Ill.; a son, Brian (Stephanie) Arnold of Corning, Ark.; 12 grandchildren, Heather (David) Mitchell, Anthony, Chris, Robert, Thomas, Lindsay, Zach, and Danielle Arnold of Arkansas, Salli (Richard) Bowen, Missouri, Jerry (Connie) Haff, Marseilles, Randy (fiancÚ Crystal) and Becki (John) Matlock all of Coal City; seven great-grand children; her parents; a sister, Renee (Roger Haake) Bannon; three brothers, Richard (Beth) Ferrara, Dana (Rhonda) Ferrara, and Dale (Carla) Ferrara and numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by: a son, Kevin in infancy; a sister Eva Lindemuth; and her grandparents Donations can be made to the donor's choice. She will be laid to rest in Illinois.