Penny Arnott

Penny Lee Hull Arnott, 82, of Newell passed peacefully into the Savior’s presence August 27th, 2021.   Penny was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 1st, 1939 during the World’s Fair at which her father was representing the Homer Laughlin China Co.   Penny was the daughter of Arthur E & Catherine E Hull of Newell and the wife of Chuck Arnott for 41 years before he passed in 1998.  She was the beloved mother of Chris Arnott of Lisbon, OH and Lizanne (Joseph) Neuch of Deerfield, OH and grandma to John and Christina Neuch, and Susan & Chris Arnott’s sons Corey & Robert (Shannon) McCoy.  Recently she welcomed two great grandchildren into the fold, Robert and Shannon McCoy’s sons Gage and Brantley.  She was also a cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews.  

She was a proud member of the Wells High School Class of 1957 and adored spending time reminiscing and laughing with her classmates.   A member of the Newell United Methodist Church for many years, she served as the Sunday School Superintendent and a member of the choir.  In later years she attended the Newell First Church of the Nazarene and taught a vacation Bible School story time a few years ago.  

Penny was a beloved kindergarten aid at Allison Elementary School of Chester for nearly 30 years with Carol Dight.  Until her final days she often spoke of the many children she helped over years, many times bumping into former students while out on her Sunday adventures.  She was always greeted with a smile and a hug and memories of years gone by.  Penny loved to travel, summer vacations to Campbellford, Ontario were a must and she looked forward to regular weekly excursions to wherever the road may lead.   Her Boscov shopping excursions were Facebook famous and her Sunday dinners out the subject of weekly Stone Pear Pavilion conversations.  She spent every holiday with her family, enjoying every moment of her grandchildren’s laughter. She dearly loved reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and opening Christmas presents from her kids and grandkids, who did their best to spoil her rotten. 

Penny taught her family to love Jesus by the example of her steadfast faith, humble prayers, and kindness and love for everyone she met.  She looked forward to seeing her husband and parents again, and would speak of a heavenly reunion when she sang beloved hymns like “I’ll Fly Away” and “May the Circle Be Unbroken”.  Mom is no doubt spending time with her heavenly family and making no-bake cookies to the delight of all around her. 

A special thanks to Penny’s Stone Pear Pavilion family.  There are too many to mention here, but they loved our mom and she loved them, a blessing that is not lost upon the family.   

 Visiting hours will be Monday, August 30 from 4-8pm at the Nixon Funeral Home in Newell, WV with a funeral service following on Tuesday the 31st at 11am, officiated by Pastor Steve Hall of the Newell First Church of the Nazarene.