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Arlene Wobler

Arlene Wobler, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister age 72, of Carmel, IN passed away Sunday, August 14, 2011 at her residence.

She was born in Payne, Ohio on January 24, 1939, a daughter of the late Isabelle (Wetli) and Frank  Zuber.

Arlene blessed this world and the people she met with her many talents.  She left her legacy using her hands and her imagination in her paintings (of Payne, OH), handmade rustic crafts, paper mache' dolls and her wood carved figurines.  Arlene loved spending time with family and friends, camping, cooking, travel, sewing and quilting.

Arlene will be sadly missed by her husband of 53 years, Gary; 5 children, Terry, Andy, Saundra, Julie & Kathy; 7 grandchildren,  Dylan, Koleton, James, Cassidy, Kaleb, Holly & Morgan; 3 siblings, Beatrice Karr and Leonard & Russell Zuber.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 203 W. Townline, Payne, Ohio at 10 am on Wednesday, August 17, 2011.

Viewing is Tuesday, 4-7:30 pm and Wednesday, 9-9:30 am at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500 Payne. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at Dooley Funeral Home.

She will be laid to rest at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the IU Simon Cancer Center for the Breast Tissue Bank. Make checks payable to: IU Foundation and mail to IUF; PO Box 660245; Indianapolis, IN 46266­0245. Indicate “In memory of Arlene Wobler” on the memo line.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Gary, I just found out about Arlene' passing. I'm so sorry. I wish I could have been there for you. Your old friend Harlan

Harlan Stoller& wife Jeanie Oct 2 2011 12:00 AM

To all Arlene''''s friends: We appreciate and will forever cherish the many thoughts shared by Arlene''''s many friends. The outpoor reveals The contribution had on everyone. Her art work will always be cherished across the country. Her home is a site to see and will always remain the same. Her works included barn board paintings, canvas paintings and everything else she could could paint on...She molded so many unique figurines and of course she carved. Unknown to some she ran, she biked and was an avid roller blader, even up to two years ago...To Tiffany, to Ginny, Patty, to Shannon, to Lori, to Richard, to Barbara, to Ron/Mother Jean Palmer, to Marie, to Martha, to Jayne/Della/Dan, to Butch/Cindy and Family, to Sharon, to Bill and Matha, to Noial, to Dawn, and to Donna, we very much appreciate your kind words, thoughts and prayers...Thanks from Gary, Terry, Andy, Saundra, Julie and Kathy

FYI: To the IU Simon Cancer Center, there was nearly $1,000.00 donated. Our reason for any donations going to the Center was Arlene''''s Oncologist, Dr. Storniolo is also a Breast cancer researcher.

I''''m an avid cyclist, so my purpose in life will become one to raise  money for Dr. Storniolo''''s on-going breast cancer research. Every penny will go directly to her.....Once again,Thanks so much...

Gary C. Wobler Aug 20 2011 12:00 AM

The reason that I am writing is to tell her family how much I treasure Arlene's artwork.  I have one of Arlene's paintings in nearly every room of my house.  I have a lantern in my living room, the St. Paul Church in my hallway, a basket of daisies and an old water pump in my bathroom and a barrel of geraniums in my bedroom.

Her work was timeless and I feel so grateful to own them.  Most of them have been given to me by my mother who purchased them when you lived in Paulding by the hospital.

I will pass them to my children who will hang them proudly with memories of their childhood home.  

What a legacy to leave!

My thoughts are with you in your time of loss.

Tiffany (Reighter) Beckman

Tiffany Reighter Beckman Aug 19 2011 12:00 AM

I was deeply saddened to read in the Greenville newspaper of the loss of Arlene. I have find myself thinking of Arlene so often through the years, although it has been many since I worked for her. She was not only a great employer, she was a true friend. I always felt uplifted for spending time with her, she was such a good listener, caring and insightful with thoughtful advice peppered in at just the right times. I truly feel Arlene was such a person to have caused a rippling effect in life to have smoothed, interwoven and enriched lives in lasting ways. Prayers of comfort, and strength to sustain you in your tremendous loss.  

Patty A. Kaegy Aug 18 2011 12:00 AM

Arlene and I were friends and many people in this area have her figurines to remember her talents. i will always hold her in my heart. Love to all

Ginny Mabry Vandalia, Il. Aug 18 2011 12:00 AM

Gary and family,

I wish i could tell you Gary how deeply I grieve with you.  While I did not know Arlene, I have had the pleasure of knowing you Gary and from that I know she was a wonderful Wife, Mother, and Lady.  I have no words to comfort you with but I pray our Lord will give you all his peace and comfort during these difficult days.

Richard Tompkins

Richard Tompkins Aug 17 2011 12:00 AM

The Wobler Family,

I am grateful for having had the influence of Arlene in my life.  I have alot of fond memories of the Wobler family.  You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Peace.....

Lori Price Hull Aug 17 2011 12:00 AM

Hi all
I don't even know if you remember me....I used to babysit for you guys when you lived next door to us on the Charloe Trail. I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. I thought Arlene was one of the "coolest" people I had ever met. I loved babysitting for you guys. It was a long time ago....but I've never forgotten your family and especially your mom. She was very kind to me. Blessings and peace to each of you in the days ahead.

Shannon (Wythe) Ruschel Aug 17 2011 12:00 AM

So sorry  to read of the passing of Arlene , we attended Warners Beauty College together and had many good memories  of those days, prayers are with you and your family

Martha (Smith) Jennings Aug 16 2011 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Arlene.  Just know that I am thinking and praying for you and your family.

Marilyn VanUytven

Marilyn VanUytven Aug 16 2011 12:00 AM

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