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Sutton Memorial and Mclaughlin Funeral Chapels

Delores Lucille Arp

Dec. 5, 1928 - Jul. 30, 2020

Sutton, NE resident Delores Lucille Arp, 91, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Hillcrest View Assisted Living in Sutton, NE.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 6, 2020, at the Sutton Community Center in Sutton, NE with Pastor Joel Vande Werken officiating. The service will be live-streamed on Sutton Memorial Chapel’s Facebook page. Interment will follow at the Sutton Cemetery in Sutton, NE. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions be directed to the Sutton Education Foundation, the Sutton Christian School or donor’s choice.

Due to the COVID-19 Directed Health Measure Phase III, we are limited to 50% occupancy for the Funeral Service and we will be practicing social distancing as indicated by the measure. Per the family's request, masks are encouraged to be worn at the Funeral Service.

Delores was born on December 5, 1928, on a farm in rural Sutton, NE. Her parents were Harold and Ora (Booth) Brown. She married Jack Arp on February 13, 1949, and to this union, five children were born. She attended Wesleyan University and taught at numerous schools in and around Sutton until 1959 when she retired to become a full-time homemaker.

Throughout her life, Delores was an active member of the PEO and served as a board member on the Sutton Community Home board of directors. Delores was an active member of the Way of Grace Fellowship Church in Sutton and was a member of the SOS Extension Club. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Delores enjoyed all aspects of her farm life and many lessons were learned while sharing countless hours with her children and grandchildren. Delores moved into town in 1987, after the death of her husband. She could never pass up a good game of bridge, playing multiple times weekly with all of her bridge buddies.

Delores is survived by her son, Bob (Wilma) Arp and children, Jennifer Karolski; Michael (Jonna) Arp and Diana Arp; son, Dan (Wanda) Arp and children, Sarah (William) Howard and Rhian Arp; daughter, Sue (Lyndon) Ochsner and children, Brandie (Joel) Vande Werken; Jeremiah (Annette) Ochsner; Joseph (Kylee) Ochsner; Laurel (Adam) Gremm and Levi (Allyn) Ochsner; son, Ron (Carrie) Arp and children, Benjamin (Amy) Arp and Joshua Arp; grandson, Aaron Brandt and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Kathy Downing; grandson, James Arp; her parents and sister, Roberta Elings.



Sep. 14, 2020
John and Nyla Bitunjac
Friends of the Family

Our deepest sympathies to Delores's family. She was the best neighbor ever and we always enjoyed a visit when we came back to Sutton. She is home with her beloved Lord and Savior. We celebrate her life well lived and a race won.
God keep you in His care.

Sep. 10, 2020
Eileen Hansen Toussaint
Former Student

Mrs. Arp was such a nice person. I remember her smile, her warmth and her just being a genuinely nice person. That smile always made me smile. She was my teacher in our little country school and opened my world for me. I loved her in school.

Aug. 18, 2020
Carol krause

I remember her from childhood I grew up with Ron and Kathy, and remember her and her husband, they were both nice people. May they and Kathy all rest in peace. Sending hugs and prayers.

Aug. 17, 2020
Ellen Sheridan

Dear ARP children and family
I was so saddened to hear of the death of your mother.....her kind eyes and smile are such a strong memory for me. One of the Sutton women who always made me feel that she was genuinely happy to see me.

Aug. 4, 2020
Larry and Sandy Griess

So sorry for your loss. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal, Praying for comfort and loving memories forever to hold in your heart.

Aug. 1, 2020
Glenda Valentine Herz

So sorry for the passing of your Mom. Such wonderful memories of her and your Dad and the fun times we all had in 4-H. Prayers for you and your families during this time.

Jul. 31, 2020
Marilyn Campbell

Oh so sad to hear about Delores. She and your Dad hold special place. They sat with me on the farm when family went to mortuary when my Dad passed. So appreciated and so kind. May she rest in our Lord's arm.

Jul. 31, 2020
Connie Plettner

Prayers for peace, comfort and healing during this time. May you and your families remember the graciousness with which she led her life with Jesus at the helm. Blessings to all as you celebrate her life. Amen.

Jul. 31, 2020
Annette (Plettner) West

Dear Jesus, I lift up the families and friends of Delores. She was such a loving spirit and welcomed all. Give Your peace which passeth all understanding especially to her children and grandchildren. May the love she had for you, Jesus, keep shining in others. Amen

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