Arlene C. Chinworth, 90

Arlene C. Chinworth, 90, North Manchester died at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Timbercrest Senior Living Center, North Manchester.

She was born Dec. 8, 1924, in Auburn, Mich., to Michael and Clara (Kesemeyer) Wegener.  On Oct. 20, 1951, she married Herbert E. Chinworth. 

Arlene was employed at Chevrolet in Bay City, Mich., making airplane parts for the war effort. She then served in the U.S. Army as a surgical technician.  After the war she became secretary at Dow Chemical, Midland, MI. 
After her marriage to Herbert in 1951 she started a family and became a homemaker.  She was very active with Girl Scouts.  She was an avid gardener and was known for her flower gardens.  She also volunteered at Ludington Memorial Hospital and White Pine Village. 

Active in Ludington Community Church Women’s Society, she also sang in the choir and played in the bell choir.  She served in the Women’s Army Corp in the 1940s.  She was a member of Community Church, Ludington, Mich.

She is survived by her husband, Herbert E. Chinworth, North Manchester; three sons, Steven Chinworth, Bloomington, James (Debra) Chinworth, North Manchester, and Wesley (Nancy) Chinworth, North Judson; a  daughter, Mary (David) Schallert, Grand Haven, Mich.; a sister, Irene Sturm, Bay City, Mich.;  half-siblings, David Wegener, Janice (Wegener) Pegg and Louis Wegener; stepbrother, Ronald Van Dette; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Two brothers, Clarence Wegener and Oscar Wegener, and two sisters, Edna Mish & Dolores Kimmel, are deceased. 
Memorial service Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East St., North Manchester.  The family will receive friends following the service in Timbercrest Assembly Room, 2201 East St., North Manchester. 

Pastor Karen Eberly and Pastor Kurt Borgmann will officiate.  Private burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. 

For those who wish to honor the memory of Arlene Chinworth, memorial contributions may be made to Community Church, 109 N. Harrison, Ludington, MI 49431 or Timbercrest Assistance Fund, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.

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Posted on 2015 Feb 12