Linda Sue Arnold, 73, of Ponca city has gone to heaven. She was born on June
21,1949 in Ralston, OK to John Pete Neely and his wife Media Bell Davis Neely.
She attended Ralston school until the 2nd grade when the family moved to Ponca
City. She graduated from Ponca City High School in 1968. After high school, she
attended Ponca City Beauty College where she earned her beautician’s license.
She married the love of her life, Isaac Arnold, on July 30, 1981 at Faith Tabernacle
Church of Ponca City. Linda was a devoted mother, sister, and wife. She was
honest, had a strong work ethic, and quick witted. She loved her family and had a
special place in her heart for her grandchildren. She enjoyed time at the farm,
cheering her loved ones on from the stands, music, and watching her shows. She
was passionate about what she believed in and didn’t have a problem letting you
She leaves behind daughter Kim Mayhall and her wife Kelli, son Thad Burns and
his wife Kristi, son Kyle Arnold and his wife Megan, son Brent Arnold and his wife
Taylor, son John Drew Arnold, daughter-in-law Sissy Arnold, son Jerry Arnold and
his wife Rhonda, daughter Sandy Hasenfratz and her husband Troy, son Mike
Arnold and his wife Lacy, grandchildren: Magon and her husband Lane, Cody and
his wife Kaylee, Conner, Chance, Emily and her husband Hayden, Kimbree,
Kamdyn and her husband Mason, Jeremy, Peyton, Marek, River, Alli, Kree, Piper,
Emmi Jo, Rayleen, Faith, Roxy, Max, Michelle, Matthew and his wife Savannah,
Kelci, Haley, and Shelby. Great grandchildren: Adalaine, Cooper, Mayci, Nolan,
Teagyn, Talissa and Hollyn. Sister -in-law Ellen Neely, sister Joyce Epperson,
sister Pam Savage and her husband James, numerous nieces and nephews as
well as best friend Trudy McFarland.
She was reunited in heaven with her parents John and Media Neely, husband
Isaac Arnold, son Greg Arnold, granddaughter Talia Arnold, great granddaughter
Lottie Hoffman, brother Marvin Neely, sister Betty Myers, brother Jim Neely, sister
Pat Brown and her husband Jimmy Don, sister Ruby Cauthon and her husband
Dean, brother Johnny Neely, brother Chuck Neely, nieces Ruby Dawn Cauthon
and Lisa Savage.
Friends are welcome to stop by Grace Memorial Chapel of Ponca City on Friday,
March 31st from 8am-5pm, and again on Saturday, April 1st from 10am-2pm to
pay their respects. Family will be at the funeral home on Sunday, April 2nd from
2pm-4pm to receive guests.
Funeral Services will begin at 2pm on Monday, April 3rd at Faith Tabernacle
Church of Ponca City. Minister Don Stanton will officiate. Pallbearer’s will include
Kyle Arnold, Brent Arnold, Drew Arnold, and Thad Burns. Honorary bearers will
include the grandchildren.
Burial will follow at the IOOF Cemetery of Ponca City.