Arnett, Mrs. Dorothy Adelle
Date of birth: Sept. 15, 1919 - Date of death: Sept. 23, 2010
Mrs. Dorothy Adelle Arnett, age 91, of # 3 Brookside Drive, Bridgeport, WV,
passed away at 6:10 A. M. Thursday, September 23, 2010 in Bridgeport, following
an extended illness. Dorothy was born in Morgantown, WV, September 15, 1919,
a daughter of the late Clyde S. Jenkins and Muriel Trickett Jenkins.
Her husband, James L. Arnett, whom she married May 18, 1935, preceded her in
death September 18, 1991.
Surviving are: two sons & daughters-in-law, David R. & Susanne C. Arnett, of
Bridgeport, WV and William S. & Diane R. Arnett, of Morgantown, WV, one
brother, Clyde Jenkins, Jr., of Fairmont, WV, five grandchildren, Yvonne C.
Arnett, Maple Lake, Bridgeport, WV, Sherry R. Gross, Bridgeport, WV, Amy
Irons, Pittsburgh, PA, Stephen Arnett, Westover, WV, & Jeffery Arnett,
Morgantown, WV, ten great grandchildren, C. W. Dent, Chris Dent, Sarah Dent,
Samantha Dent, Savannah Gross, Eddie Irons, Albert Irons, Aiden Jeffery Arnett, Julia
Arnett & Emily Arnett, four great great grandchildren, Alyssa Morgan Dent, Twins,
Hayden C. & Sean D. Dent and Thomas William Dent and several nieces, nephews &
Dorothy was also preceded in death by one son, James Ronald Arnett, April 10, 1942,
and by four brothers, Harold, Carl, Donald, & Hugh Jenkins.
Dorothy was a long time member of the Broad Oaks United Methodist Church in
Clarksburg, where she served as a leader of the Mary Reed Bible Class. She also
served as a Sunday School teacher and a leader of the Group Christians Personhood.
Dorothy and her husband James were very successful in two business ventures…
Chicago Dairy and Baking Company... (1950 – 1973) and the Waldo Complex
Apartment & Office Building (formerly The Waldo Hotel) 1971 – 1976.
Dorothy was a very good quilt artist, as she made beautiful quilts with many
animals on them for her grand & great grandchildren. She was a fabulous cook,
as she made all of the delicatessen foods for the Chicago Dairy (1950 – 1973).
She also made beautiful fruit baskets for the store at Christmas time. Dorothy
was well known for her delicious “Gram Cracker Cream Pie”. She was the most
pleasant and lovable person and was respected by her relatives, customers and
her tenants. Never in her 91 years had she spoken any profanity and there was no
one, who had ever known Dorothy that didn’t like her.
Friends may call at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street,
Clarksburg from 4:00 – 8:00 P. M. on Sunday, where a funeral service will be held
on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 11:00 A. M. with the Reverend Samuel Cale IV
presiding. Interment will follow in Bridgeport Cemetery.
Mr and Mrs Robert Griffin
Please accept our sincere condolences on the death of your mother.
We remember her fondly.
Bob and Mary Lee
I miss you Grandma Dot more than anything in the world. I try so hard to try be just half the person you were but thats pretty hard cuz you were the most amazing woman that ever walked on this earth. I love you and miss you. Ill meet you again someday