Carole Annette Arnold, 83, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, February 5, 2024, at 5:55 a.m. at her home.  She had been in failing health the past three years.

Carole was born March 27, 1940, in Springfield, Ohio to John and Ruth Maxwell Steinmetz.  She was a 1958 graduate of Jeffersonville High School where she was homecoming queen and a majorette.  She was a lifelong resident of this community and enjoyed working at her parent’s grocery in Octa, Ohio.

She dedicated 30 years of service working at First Federal Savings and Loan.  She then worked 12 years with the Fayette County Common Pleas Clerk of Court before officially retiring on April 29, 2011.

Carole was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church.      She was a member of the Bar W Riding Club and loved going to horse shows and rodeos.  She enjoyed several summers fishing in Curtis Michigan; loved watching OSU football and basketball, the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals and attending the sporting events of her grandchildren.

On April 12, 1959, she married Marvin Leroy (Mark) Arnold.  He preceded her in death on October23, 2019.  She was also preceded by her parents.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Kevin Girton of Washington Court House; two grandchildren, Mark Girton of Tarrytown, NY and Hannah Girton of Grove City, OH; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert Steinmetz and Sunny Gold of Huntersville, NC; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rebecca (Arnold) and William Lindsley of Bluffton, SC;  several nieces, nephews and extended family members; her caregivers, Johanna Miller, Joanie and Joe Price and Margaret, Kristen and Kaden and her beloved Aussie, Bandit.

The funeral will be Friday, February 9, 2024, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Washington Court House with Bobby Seymour, pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 301 East East Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

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