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.

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