Lee Arwood, 66, rural Wabash, died at 11:20 a.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. He was born Aug. 31, 1952, in Peru, to Louis and Irene Katherine (Fitzgerald) Arwood.
He was a 1970 graduate of Peru High School and received his Bachelor and Master degrees from Ball State University. He married Beth Ann Bass on February 15, 1991; she died June 15, 2013. He was a devoted elementary school teacher, teaching for Wabash City Schools 39 years. He was a member of the Wabash Friends Church and was involved with Habitat for Humanity, and Blessings in a Backpack. He was a volunteer at the Honeywell Center and was the President of “Merry Maids”. Lee enjoyed water painting, woodworking, resting in his recliner, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by five children, Kevin (Whitney) Arwood of Ft Myer, Va.; Brian (Meredith) Arwood of Peru; Abbey (Scott Grover) Arwood of Wabash; Ryan Arwood of LaFontaine; and Taylor (Abbie) Arwood of Indianapolis; ten grandchildren: Grant Arwood, Claudia Arwood, Madison Arwood, Elliott Wiles, Reed Wiles, Mollie Grover, Morwen Arwood, Wilhelmina Arwood, Iliana Arwood, and Runa Arwood; brothers and sister, Bill (Carolyn) Arwood of Kirtland, Ohio; Diana Wilson of Peru; and Mark (Jan) Arwood of Marysville, Ohio. He was also preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 29, at Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. State Road 13, Wabash, with Brandon Eaton officiating. Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 2-8pm Tuesday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
Preferred memorial is Blessings in a Backpack.