Vashti Arington

Friday, January 5, 2018

EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Vashti Arington, 98, died Jan. 4, 2018, at the East Prairie Nursing Center.

Born Aug. 27, 1919, in Tennessee, daughter of the late Jim and Laura Johnson Miller, she was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie. She had been employed as a nurse's aide for the East Prairie Nursing Center.

Her husband, John W. Arington, preceded her in death in 1983.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, John and Harriet Arington of Pekin, Ill.; one daughter, Laura Arington Parker of St. Louis; eight grandchildren, 18 grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers; two sisters; and one grandson, Todd Parker.

Visitation will be from noon until service time at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. Paul Matte, pastor of the First Church of God in East Prairie, will officiate.

Burial will follow in Dogwood Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared at: www.ponderfuneralhome.com.