COLUMBIANA – Arthur W. VanPelt, 92, traded time for Eternity early Saturday morning, June 18, 2022. He was born January 3, 1930, the son of the late Franklin Lee and Ida (Witmer) VanPelt.
Arthur accepted Christ as his Savior in his youth and strove to live his life in obedience to Jesus’ teachings. He was a faithful member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, where he served as a Deacon for many years.
On October 8, 1955 Arthur married Anna Ruth Showalter. She preceded him in death on November 28, 1999. He then married Viola Mae Snyder on March 29, 2002. She preceded him in death on March 23, 2018.
Left to cherish his memory are two daughters Rosanna (Jerry) Martin of Sheldon, WI and Reba (Lloyd Jr.) VanPelt of Columbiana; six sons James (Eugenia), Dwight, Nathan (Charlotte), Lawrence (Lucy), Norman (Marilyn), all of Columbiana, and Sam (Sheila) of Leetonia; 44 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren; two sisters Alice Helmuth of Sarasota, FL and Mary Good of Columbiana; two brothers Willard (Charlene) of Pequea, PA and Albert (Lana) of Columbiana.
Also preceding Arthur in death was a sister Elsie VanPelt and two brothers Perry and Jacob; and a great-grandson Michael Byers.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church, 549 Chestnut Street Ext., Leetonia, OH 44431.
Funeral services are planned for Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 10:00 am, also at Mt. Joy Mennonite Church. Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church Cemetery.
The family has entrusted Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana, Ohio with the arrangements for their loved one.
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