Deborah K Arrowsmith

February 23, 2012

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Visitation:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/26/2012 14:00:00

Service:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/27/2012 11:00:00

Deborah K. Arrowsmith, age 61, resident of Lewis Center, Ohio and former Willard resident passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at her home and lost her fight with brain cancer. She was born on January 7, 1951 in Willard, Ohio to Lawrence and Leona (Walczak) Masterson. Debbie was a graduate of Willard High School and continued her education at BGSU where she completed her undergraduate and masters degrees and received her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 1992. Most recently she had been an assistant professor at Ashland University. Debbie was a member of the the Grace United Methodist Church as a child and was in the Chi Omega Soroity at BGSU. She enjoyed snow sking, running, outdoor activities and attending Buckeye sporting events and had a strong love for all animals.
Debbie is survived by her husband, Robert Arrowsmith, whom she married on March 9, 1975 in Columbus, Ohio; mother, Leona Masterson of Willard; son, Joseph R. (Abbie) Arrowsmith of Kettering, Ohio; daughter, Jennifer (Andrew) Gusty of Sedona, Arizona and seven grandchildren, Ashley, Anna, Alyssa, Annabelle, Andrew, Angelina Rose and Amelia.
She is preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Masterson.
Friends may call on Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio where the funeral service will be on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM. Rev. Doug Winner will be officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Willard. Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Columbus. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.

Condolences

M.L.Hurt - Mar 6, 2012

Very sorry to read of the passing of your dear loved one Deborah. Life is such a precious gift and yet so short-lived for the time we exist.
We are comforted by the hope of the resurrection.
God holds out this wonderful hope for all those in the grave. At John 11:25 Jesus said “I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE HOPE. HE THAT EXERCISES FAITH IN M, EVEN THOUGH HE DIES, WILL COME TO LIFE.”
Mark 5-38-43 is one of the nine accounts of ones who were resurrected. How comforting to know these things from the Holy Scriptures. What a blessed reason to hope in God! (John 5-28,29)
The gift of memories of Deborah will bring you great joy and turn into a treasure.
You and yours will receive strength though prayer to God,you will feel comfort by the loving concern of your God-fearing friends,and you will be uplifted by studying of God’s Word.
Trust in ” the God of All Comfort ” (PSALMS 83-18)
Agape
M.L.Hurt

Penny Mastron Howell - Feb 27, 2012

To all of Debbie’s family. I am so sorry to hear of Debbies passing. Mrs. Masterson I wont forget the day I saw you in drugmart with her daughter. I wont forget all the good times we had on Clark Street. Growing up together in the same neighborhood.Walking to school together. I am not far from her daughter (Nevada). Time just goes to fast. Hoping that all the good memories and the love of your grandchildren and their family will help you through these tough days ahead. Love Penny

Debra Taylor Ramey - Feb 27, 2012

Dear Mrs. Masterson, Mr. Arrowsmith and family – I was so sorry to hear of Debbie’s illness and subsequent passing. I remember Debbie’s kind heart and sharp wit as a high school classmate and friend. I’m sure her loss is felt enormously. Praying for your peace in the days ahead, and hoping that wonderful memories of Deb will bring solace to you. God bless you all.

Pauline Coburn Saul - Feb 26, 2012

To Debbie’s family and friends. I am so deeply sorry to hear about Deb’s passing. Debbie and I shared many fond memories and true friendship in Willard all through our school years together. I remember all the good times I shared with Debbie at Mr. amd Mrs. Masterson’s home. Debbie touched so many people. Please accept my deepest sympathy

Bob Ayres - Feb 26, 2012

It’s sad to hear that Debbie lost her battle with cancer. Having grown up with her as a classmate in school and as a member of Grace church, she is someone I knew well and thought very highly of. She will be missed by many whose lives she touched over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. May God grant you peace and strength in the days ahead, and fond memories of the days gone by.

Suzan Shade Carmean - Feb 26, 2012

Leona and Family,
You have my deepest sympathy, and I pray for comfort and peace in your hearts during this difficult time. May God bless you all.

Rita (Sawyer) Meigs - Feb 26, 2012

Dear Leona and family,
I am so sadened to hear of Debbie’s passing. Her smile and fun spirit made our high school days a lot of fun. You are in my prayers at this difficult time.

Walt & Sally Buss - Feb 25, 2012

Bob: Sally and I were sad to hear of Debbie’s passing. I believe that she graduated from Willard in the same year as my brother, Bill. I didn’t realize that you were still in the Columbus area. We see that you have seven grandchildren; that’s wonderful. We’re expecting number three. Time does move on.

Becky Hannan - Feb 24, 2012

I will miss Deb. She always had a big smile for me every time she came to main campus. Your family has my deepest sympathy.

Dr. Jim Chapple - Feb 24, 2012

To Deb’s family and friends,
I am so sorry to hear of this loss. I enjoyed working with Deb as a fellow faculty member at Ashland University. She was truly a gem.
Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dr. Jim Chapple
Ashland University

Adolph& Judy Galindo - Feb 24, 2012

Dear Bob,
we were sorry to hear about Debbie’s death.
Perhaps it will help to lessen the sorrow of Debbie’s death to realize so many of her friends share your grief.
I know your courage will help you through this rough time.
Sincerely,
Adolph/Judy Galindo

George Schryer - Feb 24, 2012

It is with great sadness on hearing of Debbies’ passing. My family lived below her and her parents Larry and Leona on Motson St. May God’s blessings of peace be with each of you.

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Feb 24, 2012

How saddened I was to hear of Deb’s passing. Although I have not seen Deb since high school, I have many fond memories of her. She was always so nice and fun to be around. Please accept my condolences and may God grant your family peace at this difficult time.
God Bless,
Cynthia Lewellen Branham
Summertown, Tennessee

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Feb 24, 2012

How saddened I was to hear of Deb’s passing. Although I have not seen Deb since high school, I have many fond memories of her. She was always so nice and fun to be around. Please accept my condolences and may God grant your family peace at this difficult time.
God Bless,
Cynthia Lewellen Branham
Summertown, Tennessee

Mary Lavin-Crerand - Feb 23, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the family…

Rose Baublitz - Feb 23, 2012

So sad to hear this news. Deb was a dear friend and a wonderful educational cohort. I will miss our vibrant conversations and her positive attitude toward education and the students she served.