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Viola Nadine (Newingham) Arnold

August 8, 1926 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 93)

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V. Nadine Arnold (Newingham), 93 of Peoria, IL, peacefully passed away Friday, April 24, 2020 at Cornerstone Rehabilitation & Health Care, Peoria Heights, IL. Nadine was born August 8, 1926, in Riggston, IL to Ernest and Ethel (Killebrew) Newingham.  Nadine married Harry Arnold, Jr. in Little Rock, AR, March 17, 1952.  Nadine and Harry were blessed to share 63 years together raising their family, enjoying their grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Harry preceded Nadine in death July 2015.

Nadine is survived by her daughter Carmen Garland, Murray, KY and her son Gregory Arnold (Kathy), Louisville, KY.  Nadine will be deeply missed by her five grandchildren, Brooke Arnold, Mackinaw, IL; Justin Garland (Terri), Joshua Garland (Julia), Murray, KY; Scott Arnold, Danvers, IL; Amanda Borsch (Scott), Cincinnati, OH and seven great grandchildren.  Nadine is also survived by her sister, Naomi Wright, (Harold, deceased) and her brother, Bernard Newingham (Jo).

Nadine also was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Cathy Lynn, her parents Ernest and Ethel (Killebrew) Newingham and two brothers, Lyndle, and Carroll Dean.  

Nadine retired from Illinois Secretary of State, Driver Services and was a member of Sunnyland Christian Church.

Nadine will be remembered for her kindness and compassion, her beautiful smile, and her love of family.

Due to current restrictions, a Celebration of Life for Nadine will be held at a later date.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,   Shields-Bishop Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be left for the family at

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Family to do services at later date


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