She was born November 12, 1933, in Hume, Missouri, the daughter of Robert E. Lee and Sylvia Fern Teagarden Lee.
She graduated from Hume High School where she played the piano and basketball. Arlone married Charles M. Blevins on February 24, 1952, in Hume. They were married for sixty-six years. To this union, two daughters, Ronda and Robin, were born. From an early age, Arlone sewed her own clothing and designed beautiful ruffled dresses for her two girls. She was employed by the Post Office at Foster, Missouri while Charlie served in the Korean War. After the war, Arlone helped her husband on the farm milking dairy cows, planting and harvesting crops and raising beef cattle. After leaving the farm, Arlone worked at Litwin’s Clothing Store, the Western Insurance Company and Lincoln National.
Arlone loved spending time with her family and enjoyed cooking their favorite dishes. She loved bowling, working in her numerous flower gardens, playing the piano and organ at churches she attended and teaching Bible classes. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle.
Survivors include two daughters, Ronda Hastings and husband, Bradley, of Grants, New Mexico and Robin Miller and husband, Stephen, of Ft. Scott, Kansas; five granddaughters; seven great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons. Also surviving are a brother, J. R. Lee and wife, Mary, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two nieces and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
Arlone requested cremation and limited services following her death. Rev. Paul Rooks will conduct graveside services at 1:30 P.M. Friday, September 13th at the U. S. National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday at the Cheney Witt Chapel from 12:30 P.M. until leaving for the cemetery at 1:15 P.M.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.