Glenda Hope (Hummell) Arnold, 84, of Lebanon, PA died peacefully on January 14, 2021 at Spangcrest Manor where she resided for the past three years. She was the wife of the late John E. (Jack) Arnold with whom they were married 56 years. She was born July 8, 1936 to the late Harry and Laura (Collins) Hummell.
Sadly, Glenda was preceded in death by two of her sons John E Jr and Michael Arnold, as well as a sister Mary Hummell and brother Harry Hummell. She is survived by a son Paul Arnold, as well as her beloved grandchildren Cameron Arnold of Lebanon, Franklin Arnold of Virginia and great-granddaughter Sophia Arnold. She is also survived by several nephews and nieces, including Linda Winters of Myerstown, PA with whom she worked with for many years. Glenda also shared a 38 year friendship with her close family friend Lynne Schaeffer, who visited Glenda faithfully and tirelessly advocated on her behalf.
Glenda was a graduate of Lebanon High School. After raising her children, Glenda was employed by the Lebanon County Correctional Facility where she was retired from. Glenda enjoyed time spent with her family and especially her weekends playing and baking with her great granddaughter Sophia. Glenda enjoyed long walks, lunches with friends and was also an avid reader of suspense novels. Glenda looked forward to her many long talks with sister-in-law Fay Frantzalso of Lebanon. Glenda also found pleasure in the company of her many rescued cats, much to the wonderment of her family.
Glenda was loved by all and admired for her positive outlook even through the many hardships she had to endure. She will be greatly missed by her family and those lucky enough to call her a friend.
A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Friday, July 16, at St Mary’s in Lebanon with internment at 1 p.m. at Fort Indiantown Gap.