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Obituaries

October 9, 2012

Lanny George Arthur

COVINGTON, Ind. — Lanny George Arthur, 67, of Covington, Ind., went to heaven at 5:15 p.m. CDT Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, with family by his side at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.

Lanny was born Jan. 29, 1945, in Mexico, Mo., the son of William and Eiline Arthur.

On Sept. 3, 1983, Lanny married Diane Marie Jenkins in Indianapolis. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Ray, of St Louis, Mo.; four daughters, Mary of St Louis, Mo., LaDonna of Kokomo, Ind., Kelly of Indianapolis, and Maggie of Indianapolis; 16 grandchildren, Ryan, Jordann (Daniel), Kyle, Jodi, George, Ashley, Lilly, Oliver, Silvie, Mallory, Brian, Brendon, Jeremy, Anthony, Marlie and Lanny Joseph; five great-grandchildren, Lilly, Bella, Brody, Rave and Avery; one niece, Cherish; two nephews, Bill and Mike; and adopted granddaughter, Bananas, and her dad, Johnny. Also surviving are Lanny’s father, William Arthur; his sister, Cindy (Ed) Meyer, of Marshall, Mo.; and a cousin he loved as a brother, David Richardson of Crawfordsville, Ind.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Gary.

Lanny was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the aircraft carrier Saratoga during the Vietnam Conflict. He was formerly a police officer in St. Louis and Jacksonville, Fla. He later pursued a career in retail loss prevention.

Lanny was loving, kind, tenderhearted, a romantic and had a sense of humor that could make you laugh until you cried. He loved and lived for his family. Lanny was a past master of Olive Branch Lodge 38 and the Shriners.

Lanny’s family would like to thank the doctors and wonderful nursing staff of the ICU at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center for their compassionate care of Lanny and his family.

A celebration of the life of Lanny Arthur will begin at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 11, at Sunset’s Covington Chapel, 420 Third St. in Covington, Ind. Officiating services will be Father Greg Nelson. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the funeral home, with Masonic rites one hour prior to visitation. Burial will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 12, at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions may be made Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Join Lanny’s family in sharing memories, photos and videos of him through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

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