FULTON, NY – Ella M. Arnold, 99, of Fulton, passed away Saturday August 11, 2012, at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.
She was born in Oswego, a daughter to the late Harry and Daisy Lindsley.
Ella graduated from Oswego State Teachers College in 1953 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education.
She taught in a one-room country school near Bowens Corners and then in Schroeppel.
Ella was employed in the children’s department with Montgomery Ward for six years before becoming the first kindergarten teacher at the Cleveland Elementary School.
After her retirement, Ella and her late husband, Glen, spent their winters in Zephyrhills, Florida, before moving permanently to Port Charlotte.
She lived there until 2004 when Hurricane Charley hit Florida.
Ella then moved back to Fulton to live with her daughter.
She was a member of the State Street United Methodist Church and its Bessie Rich Circle, the Granby, Fulton, Zephyrhills and Port Charlotte senior citizens clubs and was active with their kitchen bands.
Ella was also a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Harold Lindsley; and two sisters, Alice Parrow and Eva Beckel.
Ella is survived by her son, Alfred S. Arnold of Albuquerque, NM; a daughter, Marian L. Allen of Fulton; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two cousins; as well as several nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours.
Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.