Ella Jean (Crace) Arnett

June 30, 1932 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Ella Arnett Obituary

Ella Jean Arnett, 91, Wabash, Indiana passed away at 7:10 am on February 8, 2024, at Vernon Health and Rehabilitation in Wabash, Indiana, after a long illness. The daughter of Jim and Lottie (Whitt) Crace, Jean was born on June 30, 1932, in rural Kentucky.

On July 7, 1960, Jean married Curt Arnett in Asheville, North Carolina, but the couple soon returned to Wabash County to build a life together. She later owned and managed the LaFontaine Bar and Grill for 16 years until her retirement in 1996.

In her spare time, she enjoyed making ceramics, crocheting, gardening, traveling, attending garage sales, and collecting. In later years, she enjoyed spending time with family. After her retirement, she also lived in Brunswick, Georgia, and Paintsville, Kentucky. 

Jean is survived by her spouse Curt Arnett of Wabash, Indiana; sons, Rudy (Judy) Reed of Grayson, Kentucky, Jeffrey Arnett of Butler, Indiana, Joseph (Ramona) Arnett of Terre Haute, Indiana, David Arnett of Wabash, Indiana, Timothy Arnett of Noblesville, Indiana; She is also survived by sisters Barb Arnett of Wabash, Indiana, Myrna (Charles) Clark of Cincinnati, Ohio; as well as four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both parents and brothers James Crace of Toledo, Ohio, and Jack Crace of Elise, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel,104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940 with Pastor Brad Wright officiating. Entombment in the Chapel of Serenity will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Marion, Indiana. 

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at the funeral home.

McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, have been trusted with Ella Jean Arnett's final arrangements.

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February 13, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
LaFontaine Chapel
104 S. Main Street
LaFontaine, IN 46940

Funeral Service
February 14, 2024

10:00 AM
LaFontaine Chapel
104 S. Main Street
LaFontaine, IN 46940


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