Obit: Arkola, Kenneth R. (1934? - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Arkola, Bowman, Chandler, Johnson, Kennedy, Malcomb, Shamblin

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 4/16/2015

Arkola, Kenneth R. (1934? - 14 APR 2015)

Kenneth R. Arkola, 81, of Julian, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Hubbard House in Charleston, after a short illness.

He was born in Westboro, the second born of eight children, to his parents, Arvid and Elsie Arkola.

He was also preceded in death by his teenage daughter, Nona Arkola; siblings, Audrey Kennedy, Doris Johnson and Charles, Nancy, Gloria and Marvin Arkola; and three grandchildren, Hope, Faith and Luke.

Kenneth was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Korean War. He worked as a contractor with Fed Ex for 20 years, and was a very faithful, active member of Lory Baptist Church where he served as an usher, van driver, groundskeeper and principal of the Lory Baptist Christian School.

He is survived by four children, Donna (Curt) Shamblin of Danville, Kevin (Cheryl) Arkola of Blacksville, Shelia (Daniel Jr.) Chandler of Peytona and Tony (Kelly) Arkola of Jeffrey; the mother of his children, Wanda Malcomb; sister, Karen and Pastor Garry Bowman of Julian; grandchildren, Deidra, Diana, Derek, Makaila, Paul, Katie, Bridget, Jacklyn, Alex, Austin and Owen; and great-grandchildren, Layla and Gunner.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 17 at Lory Baptist Church in Julian, with Pastor Dr. Garry Bowman officiating. Burial followed at Hill Cemetery in Julian, with military graveside rites conducted by the Alum Creek VFW Post No. 4768.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, assisted the family with arrangements.

Note: Birth information not published with obituary.



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