Robert Arnett


October 7, 2013 - 12:00 AM

Robert D. Arnett, 82, LaHarpe, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
Robert was born Aug. 17, 1931, on a farm east of Chanute, the son of Cecil and Hazel (Smith) Arnett. He graduated from Chanute High School.
On Jan. 26, 1952, Robert married Lou Gericke and they made their home in Chanute until 1966 when they moved to Iola. In 1980 they moved to LaHarpe. He worked as a carpet layer for 40 years.
Robert enjoyed making furniture in his woodworking shop and spending time in the garden.
Survivors include his wife, Lou; a daughter, Beverly Higinbotham and husband, Don, of LaHarpe; three grandchildren, Carey Dean, Chris Dean and Michael Weiland and wife, Sue.
He was preceded in death by a brother John, sister Mary Fagel and brothers-in-law Wayne and Robert Gericke.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Thursday, at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola, where the family will receive friends prior to the service.
Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery southeast of Chanute.
Memorials may be made to Allen County Animal Rescue Facility and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
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