Arlette A. Lokken, nee Farrell, 93, of Wichita Falls, TX, formerly of Belleville, born Wednesday, August 24, 1927, in Great Falls, MT, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Rolling Meadows “The Gable’s” Long Term Care in Wichita Falls, TX.
Arlette was a Secretary for Belleville Grade School District 118. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Fairview Heights IL, Junior Wednesday Club, PEO Chapter EY, AARP, Belleville Senior Citizens, Women of the Moose, and a Memorial Hospital volunteer.
She was preceded in death by her:
- First husband: Herman Lokken
- Second husband: Robert McMullen
- Parents: Elderidge and Estella M., nee Marcure, Farrell
- Brother: Ronald Farrell
- Sister: Kay Fermo
Surviving are her:
- Mary A. (George) Lary of Wichita Falls, TX
- David J. Lokken of Saint Louis, MO
- Sandra K.(Royce) Gilder of Newbury Park, CA
- Sister: Joan O’Leyar of Great Falls, MT
- 3 grandchildren
- Melissa (Jeff) Jones
- Justin Peterson
- Nicole Lokken
- Great grandchildren
- Jordyn Lary-Jones
- Kyle Jones
- Madison Jones
- Great great-grandson: Peyton
Funeral: Private family interment at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
Mary and family. I was so very sorry to read of Arlette’s passing. She and I were friends through the Junior Wednesday Club and church for many years. She had such a sharp mind and dressed impeccably—especially her jewelry! She always shopped at the Memorial Hospital gift shop. She will be missed and I am proud to have known her. My sincere condolences to you all.
Mary, I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing and sorry we have lost contact over the years. My thoughts & prayers are with you & the rest of your family.
Mary,Davd &Sandy— Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She reached a nice age.
Sandy,Mary,&David. Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.
Sandy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember your mom as someone with a bright smile, a great sense of humor and a warm laugh. May all the wonderful memories you have of her bring you peace and comfort in the coming days. Sending my love and a big hug to you, Sandy.
I will miss our phone conversations and your laughter. Mom is missing her sister very much. Many wonderful memories of growing up with family reunions at the big house. I am sad.
Mary and family,
So sorry for your loss, prayers for comfort and peace. Arlette was a truly classy lady. Love that we got to know her. I’m sure she and Pat are sharing laughs.
Arlette was a very competent school secretary within Belleville School District 118. She was admired and appreciated by students, teachers, parents and administrators. As superintendent, I always knew that her knowledge, kindness and attention to detail would always cause good things to happen in the school to which she was assigned. Arlette was such a lovely lady and always spoke with such love and affection for her family. Please allow me to share my thoughts and prayers and words of admiration with all all family members.
Arlette was a caring person who was always interested in the lives of her coworkers. She loved her children and was so proud of you all. I will hold your family in prayer at this sad time. .
When Arlene retired from Belleville Public School District #118, I was her replacement at West Jr. High School. She went above and beyond to teach me all I needed to know. We became good friends but lost touch over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.