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Leo A. Arnold

November 5, 1905 — October 24, 2011

Leo Anthony “Barney” Arnold, 105, of Newton, died Monday (Oct. 24, 2011) at Asbury Park in Newton.

He was born on November 5, 1905 in Wamego Ks., the son of Louis and Magdelena Zeigler Arnold. Barney attended Wamego High School, where he was active in football, basketball and track, his high school Mile Relay team set a record at the K.U. Relays. He later attended Kansas State University.

Barney married Libby Ann Smerchek on November 25, 1932 in Claflin, Ks. They moved to Newton in 1941.

For many years, he worked for Stauffer Construction. As a building contractor he worked throughout Kansas and Missouri until retiring.

Barney was a long time member for Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2516 in Newton, holding numerous local and state offices. He was honored by the organization by being named “Grandfather of the Year”.

Barney is survived by sons Gene Arnold and his wife Kim of Pascagoula, Mississippi and George Arnold and his wife Janice of Hesston, Ks.; daughter Nancy Smith of Dixon, Ill.; daughter-in-law Lynda Arnold of Wichita; eight grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife on December 7, 1994; son Donald in Sept. 1993; several siblings.

Barney was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time with his family at their many sporting events.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 3:00 P.M., Saturday (Oct. 29, 2011) at the Czech-Moravian Cemetery near Blue Rapid, Ks.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday 1pm til 9pm, where the family will receive friends between 6 and 9.

A memorial has been established with the Eagles Lodge “Max Baer Heart Fund” and Asbury Park, contributions may be sent Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
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