Dorothea Jeanette Arnold, age 91, of Cornwall, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, at Cornwall Manor Health Center surrounded by family.

Dorothea was the loving wife of Elijah Joseph Arnold, Jr., for 66 years and mother to Elijah Joseph (Ruth Ann) Arnold, III, Elizabeth Ann (Raymond) Wolfe, and Karen Marie (Joseph) Tice. She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery David Arnold. She had five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Born on Feb. 28, 1929 in Cornwall, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Anthony Arnick, Sr. and Dorothy Edith (Boyer) Arnick. She is survived by siblings, Patricia Bixler, Joan Arnick, and Kenneth Arnick. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Raphael, and Edmund, and five sisters, Ann Miller, Marguerite Fritz, Cecile  Kessler, Katheen Arnick, and Virginia Shirk.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church and participated with the Legion of Mary. She graduated from Business College and worked as a secretary for Attorney Joseph Hill, Sr. and Bethlehem Steel. She also worked at Leader Nursing Home in housekeeping. She was a Lebanon County 4-H leader and a member of Farm Woman Group 7. She was a farm wife for many years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, knitting, crocheting, and, most of all, spending time at family gatherings.

The family thanks the staff at Cornwall Manor for the kindness shown to Dorothea. Please omit flowers. Donations may be made to Lebanon Chapter of American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 896, Hershey, PA 17033-0896.

Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 2596 Cornwall Rd., Cornwall. Interment will follow at Holy Savior Cemetery. A viewing will be held prior to Mass from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the church. Please wear face masks into the church. Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with the arrangements.  Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at our online guest book at