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Arlene (Ellison) Cebina

October 12, 1945 — August 30, 2020

Arlene Ellison, Pownall, Cebina Age 75 of 15151 Lawrence FRr2154 Mt Vernon Mo. God has made and gave a beautiful gift to us that is ( Arlene) and has called her back to him on August 30 2020 after a long bout with Alzheimer’s.
Arlene is survived by her husband Joe, and disaffected children, son Mark Pownall, daughter in law Jolene, grandchildren Matthew and Jenna in Michigan, son Michael Pownall daughter in law Cindy in Michigan, Ann Brooks daughter, son in-law Tom husband in Florida, grandchildren Riley and Noah. Her children chose the path to accelerate the mother’s tribulation and undue wretched and annihilation.
Arlene was born on October 12 1945 in Cherryvale Kansas. Attended Labette County high school, after gradation married Malcom Pownall, moved to Detroit Michigan in 1963, later moved to Monroe Michigan, raised the 3 fore mentioned children. Was part owner of Erie Orchard Citer Mill in Erie, Michigan for 8 years. Attended Monroe County Community College, graduated with honors of Summa Cum Laude. After her divorce from Malcom Pownall in 1989 worked for the cities of Ottawa Hills and Perrysburg, both in Ohio, in the city tax departments. Arlene married Joe Cebina plus retired in 2000, Joe retires in 2007, they moved to Mt Vernon Missouri on 5 acres, and very happy. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 10-25-2013, move in to Oak Pointe for around the clock Alzheimer care 3-30-2017 in Monett Missouri. On 6-1-2018 she was moved to Mt Vernon Place Care Center in Missouri.
She loved to decorate homes, flowers, travel anywhere and especially Europe, doing taxes, grandchildren; visiting friends and family, plus the Church she was instrumental in building in Monroe Michigan.
Arlene will be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in Cherryvale Kansas near her father and mother is and husband Joe Cebina will also be laid next to her so she is not alone.
The most meaningful gift to her is a prayer, a prayer while your eyes are closed so not to visually distract from the meaning of your words, in a deep meaning for your love for her, please it is not to be just a prayer but one from deep in your heart and soul as she would do for you.
When you have moments of memories of her and you, and you have tears come to your eyes, I feel this is her spirit is visiting you, do not hold them back but let them flow and enjoy the moment, because it will not last as long as she is in heaven waiting for us.
Thank you GOD for giving us this beautiful gift of Arlene. We did our best to care for her in our presence, please Lord please place her soul in your cherish hands to care for her tenderly.
God gave us a gift it was Arlene

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