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Arlene Ann Fansher

September 21, 1929 — April 15, 2021

Arlene Ann Fansher

Arlene Ann Fansher, age 91, of Lowell, Michigan passed away at home under Faith Hospice Care on Thursday April 15, 2021. Born on September 21, 1929, she was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Clara Mendenhall, all five of her siblings; sisters, Mardell Ritter, Ardith Eyer, Karen Binion as well as brothers, Duane Mendenhall and David Mendenhall.  

Arlene will lovingly be remembered by her children, Dan (Nancy) Fansher, Kathy (Peter) Grimm, Sara (Diane) Fansher, and Julie Holten Hansen, along with her grandchildren, Angela (Franklin) Ballard, Troy (Monica) Clinger, Soren (Birgitta) Holten Hansen, Vicki Holten Hansen, Steven Holten Hansen and Martin Holten Hansen; 10 Great-grandchildren, that put a smile on her face whenever she spoke of them; Ashlie, Mason, Caleb, Peyton, and Paige Clinger, Jadyn, Xander and Diesel Ballard, and Erik and Emma Holten Hansen. She is also survived by two sister-in-law and lifelong friends, Patsy Fansher and Mary Mendenhall, along with many loving nieces and nephews.  

She retired from Richmond Indiana Community Schools and moved to Lowell to be closer to her family in 1996. She was a member of the Alpha Chapter Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. While she was still able to be active she volunteered for Lowell Senior Neighbors, Lowell Fine Arts, Friends of the Lowell Library, and Vergennes Co-op Club. She gave of her time and later financial support to all local causes. Arlene moved into Schneider Manor in 2006 and lived there until just recently moving in with her son and being in Faith Hospice Care.  

The family is so grateful to all the friends that helped fill her life with happiness. She was an avid reader, loved to embroider and knit. Many family and friends have treasures she made them.  

Per her request there will be a small graveside service to be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, July 10, 2021 in the family plot with her parents and brother at Castine Cemetery in Ohio. A luncheon to be served immediately after service for fellowship at Eldorado Universalist Church, 150 Monroe Street, Eldorado Ohio 45321. 

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook SE Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5783 or The Lowell Library Branch, 200 N Monroe St, Lowell, MI 49331. 

Arrangements in Ohio entrusted to Barnes Funeral Home, 411 N. Commerce St., Lewisburg, Ohio.  Condolences via

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