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Dr. Vada Louise Arrowood

November 23, 1933 - February 23, 2021


Obituary For Dr. Vada Louise Arrowood

Vada Louise Arrowood, 87, of Centerview, MO, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 23, 2021. She was born on November 23, 1933, in French Camp, California, the daughter of the late James and Maletha (Clark) Ellis. She was preceded in death by two brothers Bill Clark and Gerald Ellis and one sister Norma Jean Schieve.

On November 12, 1963, in Kansas City, MO, she was united in marriage to Edgar Arrowood who preceded her in death in 2013. She is survived by their 4 children, Kathy Bukowsky of Sebring, OH, Linda and Kevin Pardo of Kansas City, MO, Beth Smith of Centerview, MO and Eddie Paul and Marcy Arrowood, of St. Louis, MO; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Vada received a Doctorate of Nursing Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She dedicated her life to higher education and the advancement of future nurses. Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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  • My dear sweet mom, thank you for loving me and always wanting me to know it. Your face always lit up when you saw me and my family. We live and miss you terribly. Kisses

  • My deepest prayers to all of you. I can still remember your mom, Beth, coming to the hospital when you were in labor with Jamie. Such a calming force. Please keep me posted about services.

  • I appreciated how she loved art and was willing to sit for a long time looking at photos with me, helping me choose the best for a show. She was such a sweet lady! I'm glad to have known her.

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