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Amelia Arellano

March 13, 1936 — August 18, 2019

Amelia Carol (Hernandez) Arellano, 83, died Sunday August 18, 2019 at Asbury Park in Newton. She was born March 13, 1936 in Wichita, Kansas to her parents Guadalupe Oliva Hernandez and Carolina (Juarez) Hernandez. She graduated from St. Mary’s Cathedral High School in 1954.

In 1955, Amelia met the love of her life-soon to be her future husband-Jesse Arellano, at a basketball tournament; the two married on December 22, 1957 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Newton, Kansas. Married for 62 years, they raised their family in Newton. Amelia is survived by her husband and seven children: Michael Arellano of Newton, Teresa (late husband, Steven) Belgard of Newton; James (Stacy) Arellano of Newton; Debra (Carl) Burch of Newton; Richard (Lori) Arellano of Newton; Steven (Angie) Arellano of Asheville, North Carolina; and Stephanie (Chris) Snyder of Newton. An amazing grandparent, she loved her 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

She is also survived by her siblings, Lydia Estrada of Newton, Margaret Schulte of Wichita, Armida Hernandez of San Bernadino, Calif., Veronica Hernandez of Wichita, Lupe Hernandez of Pueblo West, Colo., Maria Agosto of Wichita, Reginald (Yolanda) Hernandez of Laverne, Calif., Jamie Hernandez of Dodge City, Ks. and Phillip Hernandez of Hutchinson, Ks.

Amelia is preceded in death by her parents Guadalupe and Carolina. She will be joining, in heaven, her son-in-law Steven Belgard, grandson Brian Scott Arellano, and great grandson Evan Scott Lewis. She is also preceded in death by three brother-in-laws, Peter Estrada, Dennis Schulte, and Dennis Walters. 

Amelia will be most remembered by her family and friends for her nurturing love for everyone and her contagious laugh. She was an amazing mother, not only to her own children, but to extended family, ball players, and neighborhood kids. If you walked into her home, she cared for you; she fed she talked with you; she valued you. She was an active member of the church and well known for her homemade Mexican cooking. Amelia loved watching sports; she was a faithful KU basketball fan-she never missed a game. She enjoyed her last living years at Asbury Park thriving: she made friends, exercised, baked cookies, and her Saturday morning routine included playing BINGO-a game she always seemed to win. The nursing staff treated Amelia with great care and all of them became daughters and sons to her. The family truly appreciates the love and attention she was given and the same warmness that is given to her husband Jesse. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Brian Arellano Memorial Scholarship, Caring Hands Humane Society and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation c/o Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30am Friday, August 23, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Newton, Kansas.

Visitation will be held at 6:00pm Thursday, August 22, 2019 with Rosary to follow at 7:00pm both at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Newton, Kansas

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, Ks.

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