Ellen M. Arnold, 70, of Columbia, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She was the wife of the late Chester R. Arnold, Jr. She was born in Columbia, daughter of the late Amos M., Sr., and Thelma Collier Swarr. She worked as a Tow Motor Operator for ITT Grinnell and as a Custodian for the Columbia School District and the Hempfield School District, from where she retired. Ellen was a member of Silver Spring Baptist Church and enjoyed bowling and traveling.
Surviving are her step-children: Chester Arnold, III; Alan (Kelly) Arnold, all of Columbia; Marlyn (Sue) Arnold, Georgia; and Colleen Arnold-Wade, Delaware. Eleven step-grandchildren and numerous step-great-grandchildren. One sister: Ruth A. Mahan, Columbia. Niece: Trudy L. (Earl) Zink, Hellam. Nephew: Dennis Mahan, Columbia.
The Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Silver Spring Baptist Church, 4001 Marietta Ave., Columbia, PA 17512. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Columbia/Mountville. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.