I. Arline Kizer, 97

I. Arline Kizer, 97, of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, died at 7:55 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at Peabody Healthcare Center.  She was born April 14, 1918, in Wabash County, to Garl H. and Lucy (Peters) Row.

Arline was a 1936 graduate of Linlawn High School and a graduate of the State Beauty College in Marion.  She first married Melvin H. Manning on February 20, 1938 in Decatur; he died Dec. 16, 1975.  She then married C. Rex Kizer on Jan. 1, 1983; he died Feb. 23, 2007.  She was a retired beautician. 

Arline was a member of the Richvalley United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  She was a charter member of the Richvalley Extension Homemakers.  Arline was a longtime Richvalley resident, and also lived at Bickford Cottage before moving to Peabody.   

She is survived by seven children, Dennis (Peggy) Manning of Wabash, Marilyn Crousore of Kokomo, Carolyn (David) Denney of Lowell, Bonita (Jerry) Kirtlan of Wabash, Marcia (Nick) Weaver of North Manchester, Cheryl (Charles) Shockney of Fishers, and Brian Kizer of Warsaw; 19 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, sister Evelyn Davey, grandson Patrick Shockney, great-grandson Ryan Kirtlan, and great-great-granddaughter Maggie Jean Adair.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 at Richvalley United Methodist Church, Richvalley, with Stan Kirtlan and Doug Barber officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-8 pm Thursday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Preferred memorials are Richvalley United Methodist Church or Peabody Caring Circle.

The memorial guest book for Arline may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Jan 05