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Susan Heath Arnold

October 2, 1943 — March 17, 2023

Rock Island

Susan Heath Arnold, 79, of Rock Island, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 17, 2023, in Davenport, Iowa.  She was born October 2, 1943, in Neenah, Wisconsin, to Joseph J. Vogt and Anna Mae (Hemmingson) Vogt.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2023, at First Evangelical Free Church, Moline. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2023, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Moline. Memorials may be directed to the First Evangelical Free Church in Moline, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), or Quad City Animal Welfare in Milan.

Susan graduated from Moline High School in 1961.  She married Dale A. Pulford on January 27, 1962, and later married Thomas E. Arnold on October 29, 1971.  She was employed as a legal secretary since age 17, and in December 2017, she retired from Bozeman, Neighbour, Patton & Noe, Attorneys in Moline.  Susan was a member of the First Evangelical Free Church in Moline.

Susan loved the Lord and trusted in Him with all her heart for everything in her life.  He is forever faithful.  She enjoyed crafts, spending time with family and friends, taking shopping trips, and attending church.  She had a love of animals, especially cats, and had a fondness for all birds, particularly bluebirds.

Susan is survived by her daughter, Heather (Brian) Kinney; grandchildren, Amber Berthoud, Jake Davis, Christian Castens, Melissa Rump, and Jocelyn Kinney; two great-granddaughters; stepmother, Donna Hay; sisters, Deborah Vogt, Rebecca Lorge, Kathryn Killilea; special friends, Tom Arnold, Mikie Rump; two nephews and many friends and family.

Susan is preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Tamara J. Pulford-Davis.

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd.

6601 38th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265

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Friday, March 24, 2023

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First Evangelical Free Church (Moline)

3321 7th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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