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Arba Della Perry

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Arba Della Perry, 80, of Beaver Dam, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Dogwood Estates. She was born April 13, 1938, in Co-Operative, Kentucky, to the late Carlie Dester West and Myra Della Williams-Perry.

Arba was a homemaker who took great pride in taking care of her family. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, and was an avid quilter. She was a long time member of Second Baptist Church in Hartford.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Ben Harrison Perry; her brothers, Lester West, Billy Harold West, Joe West; sisters, Arminda Thomas, Sally Jean Perry.

Survivors include her children, a son, Darrell G. Perry (Kathy Diane), of Hartford, Kentucky; daughters, Karen Hayden (Thomas), of Beaver Dam, Dinah Wiggins (Len), of Paonia, Colorado; brothers, John West (Eydie), of Pine Knott, Kentucky, Dester West (Aldena), of Lake Havasu, City, Arizona; sisters, Sonia Widmayer, of Cedar Rapids, Michigan, Anna Mae Ross, of Elkhart, Indiana; grandchildren, Jonathan Minton, Catie Hunt, Bridget James, Tracy Coots, Nathan Wiggins, Sierra Wiggins, Lukas Wiggins; great-grandchildren, Sean Henson, Blayne Hunt, Paris Henson, Beckett Minton, Kelsey James, Bryan James, Addison James, Hayden Coots, Chase Geary, Jacen Wiggins, Camila Wiggins, Mira Wiggins.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home, Hartford, with the Rev. Pete Leach officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at the funeral home and after 9 am Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Second Baptist Church, 1011 White Ave., Hartford, KY 42347 or Hospice of Ohio County 1211 Main Street Hartford, KY 42347.

Miller Schapmire Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Perry. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Arba Della Perry at

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