Barbara Hoiland Arnesman

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Barbara Jean Hoiland Arnesman 85 passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Brandon Woods, Lawrence, KS surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born September 11,1931 in Bryn Mawr, PA the daughter of Richard and Esther (Johnson) Hoiland.

A Life Celebration will be held on May 21, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at MeadowLark Estates, 4430 Bauer Farm Drive Lawrence, KS 66049. Barbara was one of the first residents of Meadowlark since moving to Lawrence from Asheville N.C., in 2011.

Barbara graduated from Northfield School for Girls, Mt. Herman, MA in 1949. She attended Bucknell University, Lewiston, PA where she met her husband Richard "Dick" Arnesman. She graduated with a degree in sociology from Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1953. Barbara worked for many years as an Intensive Care Unit Desk Clerk at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.

Barbara and Dick Arnesman married on April 4, 1953, Philadelphia, PA. They had three children. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; former husband (2002), and daughter Lauren (1977). She is survived by her sons Mark (Paula Warren) Arnesman, Lawrence KS, Paul (Carol) Arnesman Audubon, PA, Grandaughters; Emaleigh B Arnesman (and great-grandson Micah P. Redenbaugh) Overland Park, KS, Ashley E. Arnesman, Ottawa, KS, Grandsons: Brain Arnesman, Audubon, PA, Robert "Bob" W. Hughes, and Colin R. Hughes, Lawrence, KS, and Sister; Shirley (Paul), Merriken, Asheville, NC.

Barbara was known for her vast knowledge of politics and current events. She enjoyed reading, knitting, music, Bridge, and playing cards and Yahtzee with her family. She organized family summer beach vacations for 34 years, at Hilton Head Island S.C. where warm family memories and connections were made.

Memorials in Barbara's name may be made to:Douglas County Special Olympics, c/o Glenda McCleary 20794 Linwood Rd, Linwood, KS 66052-4044

Private internment will be held in Oak Park Natural Cemetery, Lawrence, KS.
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4926 Johnson Drive
Roeland Park, KS 66205
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on May 5, 2017