Paula "Dena" Arrington, 71, of Matherville, IL, died Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Aledo Health Care Center. Graveside services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Farlow Grove Cemetery in Matherville. Visitation is noon until 1 p.m. prior to services at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo where memorials may be left to the Mercer County Animal Shelter and online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born March 4, 1943 in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from high school and attended University of Southern California. Dena married Fredrick Arrington on July 21, 1983 in Las Vegas.
Dena was a homemaker and a professional seamstress. She was a member of the Boden Community Church and an avid animal lover. Dena enjoyed ceramics, having owned her own shop.
Survivors include her husband, Fred; three daughters, Renee (Rick) Suierveld of California; Brandi (Darren) Gates of Matherville; Marie (Tom) Spence of Texas; one son, Kevin (Esther) Sanford of California; one stepdaughter, Vicki (Delmer) Dobrinski of Mineral, IL; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one stepdaughter, Myrna.
Thursday, December 4th, 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Fippinger Funeral Home
Thursday, December 4th, 2014, 1:30pm, Farlow Grove Cemetery
Farlow Grove Cemetery