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Leora J. Arnold

Born: Tue., Apr. 9, 1929
Died: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
Location: Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
Location: Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

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Fillmore --- Leora J. Arnold of 17 Lowell Street died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in Highland Hospital, Rochester. She was born on April 9, 1929 in Hornell, the daughter of the late Leo and Olive Newell Arnold.
Leora graduated from Fillmore Central School and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Houghton College. She taught Latin and French, at Canaseraga and Letchworth Central Schools, retiring in 1980.
She loved family, traveling and animals. She spent a great deal of time with friends in Australia and England. She also traveled to Russia and The Holy Lands. Leora has had many pets including her beloved dog.
Her hobbies included reading, especially history, genealogy, collecting beanie babies and spending time at the library with her friend Joan Tavernier.
Leora was a member of the Caneadea United Methodist Church. She served on the Archives in History Committee for over 20 years.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Carol Arnold of Hume, several nieces and nephews, Laureen (Martin Howden) Arnold of Hume, Sharon (Nelson) Ramirez of Boca Raton, FL, Claire (Donald) Meyers of Portageville, Dana (Debbie) Arnold of Caneadea, Mark (Lisa) Arnold of  Connecticut, Laura (Max) Tait of Hammondsport, Ronald (Pam) Arnold of Missouri and Jon (Eileen) Arnold of Tonawanda.  
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by two brothers, Clair and Laverne Arnold.
Family and friends may gather on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N Genesee Street, Fillmore where a funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Fillmore.
Memorials if desired to: Fillmore Rescue Squad or Fillmore Wide Awake Club Library.


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Patti Miller Pickup
   Posted Thu January 25, 2018
My sympathies go out to the family re the death of this dear school teacher from Fillmore Central School. She was one of my favorite teachers and made it a joy to be in her classroom.
Patti Miller Pickup FCS Class of 1964

Mark Arnold and Family
   Posted Thu January 25, 2018
We are truly saddened to hear of the passing of our dear Aunt Leora. She was a lady of her wisdom. Her thoughts and presence will forever live deep inside our hearts. She is unforgettable in her own way. Her smile and ability to be able to retain someone in conversation from her front door step while they where in there car with the car running is a talent that I have not see except with Aunt Leora. We will all miss her immensely. May she rest in peace.

Frank & Deloise Grossman
   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
Leora was a dear friend for many years. Our sympathy and prayers to her family.

David Van Buren
   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
I studied Latin at Letchworth with Miss Arnold, all the way through Latin 4. She had a lasting impact on my life, and taking Latin with her was one of the single, best decisions I ever made in high school. More than 50 years later, it is still with me. Ave et vale, Magistra Leora J. Arnold. Requiescat in pacem.

Joel and Karen Stroud
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
We are saddened to hear of Miss Arnold's passing but confident of her trust in the Lord and thankful for the joy of looking forward to seeing her again some fine day. Our prayers are with you, her family.

Debra Bentley Wagoner
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
Blessings to the Arnold family. Leora was my cheerleader when I went to Houghton College. When I needed encouragement she was there to cheer me on. I'll never forget the Sunday church services in Hume and visiting with Leora after the service, or running into her at the post office. Rest in peace, Leora!

Dianne Yarbrough Cottrill
   Posted Tue January 30, 2018
Miss Arnold was tough but we sure did learn Latin (I had 3 years, would have done 4 but I think she decided not to teach it that year). As David Van Buren said below, I have carried the knowledge of Latin with me the rest of my life, and never regretted for a minute taking a "dead" language. Many of my best memories of Letchworth revolve around Latin Club and our annual banquets. Barry Brown and I were co-consuls our senior year (1967), and can still remember the words from the Christmas songs we translated into Latin for a school assembly (well, maybe MOST of them!). She was a wonderful teacher that you truly learned what she taught.

Diane Dunmyer Panone
   Posted Tue February 06, 2018
I am so very sorry to hear of Miss Arnold's passing. I took Latin also through high school that led to those banquets that were so much fun. Miss Arnold will always be held up high as one of my best teachers. My prayers and best thoughts are with her family and friends.

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