MOUNT VERNON — Arlene went to be with the Lord June 16, 2019. Arlene was born March 15, 1935, in Mount Vernon and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1953. She married Wilbert Cooper Sept. 7, 1963. She retired from Knox Community Hospital after working more than 30 years as a cook. Arlene was a proud member of the Central Church of Christ.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Martha Thomas; her husband; three brothers, Floyd Thomas Jr., Roy Thomas, Ronald Thomas; two sisters, Dorothy Doup and Annabelle Smith.

She is survived by two sisters, Marilyn Bagent and Jo Ann Smail, and several nieces and nephews.

Arlene will be sadly missed until we all meet again. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Submitted by Beth Bagent.


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