She was born on Aug. 10, 1924, at Montrose, the daughter of the late Alba Brown and Effie Belle (Bright) Canfield.
In 1943, she traveled by bus to Bakersfield, California, to marry her beloved soldier-boy, Paul Robert Arbogast, on Aug. 10, 1943. Her husband preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2007.
Mrs. Arbogast attended Elkins High School and was a member of the Circleville United Methodist Church.
Seeing her family walk into the house and spending time with them was her greatest joy. Accomplished in the art of the old-time style of hand embroidering, she also quilted and sewed. Throughout the years, she gardened and canned fruit and vegetables that found their way into the homes of many families and friends. A robust West Virginia Mountaineer sports fan, she rarely missed watching a game on television or listening to the game on the radio.
Mrs. Arbogast was the youngest of 10 siblings and the last surviving member of her family.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Mike Harrison of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Joan and Gene McConnell and Debra and Boyd Lucas, all of Circleville; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Debra Arbogast of Seneca Rocks; four grandchildren, Carlton Wilkins, Rebecca Wilkins, Brandon Arbogast (Lindsay), and Whitney Spivey (Brett); four great-grandchildren, Makayla Wilkins, Chloe Spivey, Tristin Spivey, and Jack Arbogast; a great-great grandson, Tabor; two sisters-in-law, Audra Arbogast and Ann Arbogast; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Curry Wilkins, on Dec. 25, 2022; three sisters, Alleta Canfield Thornhill, Leecy Canfield Phillips, and Louie Belle Canfield Hart; and six brothers, Bernard, Earl, Woodrow, Virgil, Junior, and Ronald.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Debra Lucas officiating. Interment will be at North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton.
Memorials may be made to the North Fork Volunteer Fire Company or the North Fork Rescue Squad.
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.