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Arlene M. Flodder, 72, of Batesville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at St. Andrew's Health Campus. She was born Jan. 11, 1945, in Batesville, the daughter of Rose (Moeller) and Art Flodder.
She was a member of St. Louis Church and worked as a welder at Batesville Tool & Die for 20 years.
Arlene was a natural caregiver. She took care of both parents until their deaths and for many years, had a day care where she enjoyed looking after little ones. It was just her nature to do what she could for others.
Some of her interests included flower gardening, crossword puzzles, golfing, and reading romance novels. According to her family, she had a weakness for chocolate, candy, and root beer. They also said she liked dreaming up remodeling ideas for the house and apparently had a cleaning addiction.
She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Woods of Minden, Louisiana, Lisa Benjamin of Alexandria, Louisiana, Wenda Woolf of Minden Louisiana, Jerri Ann Hixson of Batesville; sisters, Judy Tonges and Jackie Fledderman, both of Batesville; brother, Dan Flodder of La Porte; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jim Flodder.
Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at St. Louis Church, with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family requests memorials be made to the Ripley County Humane Society or Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research.
Published on January 17, 2017
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