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Arbell (Turnbough) Chew

February 23, 1942 — August 14, 2021

Arbell Chew of Cuba, Missouri was born Monday, February 23, 1942 at Dillard, Missouri to the union of John L. and Dorothy (Barr) Turnbough. She left from this life, surrounded by family, on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 79 years.

Arbell was united in marriage to Ben, or Leroy as he was known by many on October 5, 1963 at Cuba, Missouri. They were the proud parents of Debra, Donna, Tammy, Tresa, Margie and Ben.

Arbell worked several years at the Cuba Shoe Factory. Arbell and Ben enjoyed traveling the back roads looking for deer, going to the river to sit on the bank and have supper and setting outside on the front porch watching the world go by. They traveled every year to Arkansas to visit family and made several trips to Florida to visit family also. Arbell treasured the times all of her children were together and she would just sit back and listen to them telling stories. Family gatherings were truly her favorite time of year especially Thanksgivings at the VFW in Leasburg and Christmas when they all played card games together.
Arbell was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, aunt, great aunt and friend of everyone. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Arbell is preceded in death by her parents John L. and Dorothy (Barr) Turnbough; husband Ben Leroy Chew; son Ben L. Chew; grandson James Randall Evans; one son-in-law Jamie Farmer; one sister Barbara and husband Junior Logan; two brothers Robert Turnbough and William Turnbough; one brother-in-law Paul Plyer and other family and friends.
Those who are left to treasure her memory and to continue her legacy are her loving daughters Debra "Debbie" and husband Jerry Furman of Ash Grove, Missouri, Donna and husband Robin McDaniel of Pensacola, Florida, Tammy and husband William Portner of Sullivan, Tresa and husband Jim McCaskill of Cuba and Margie Farmer of Springdale, Arkansas; thirteen grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; five sisters Alvina Housewright of Steelville, Bonnie Mercer of Springdale, Arkansas, Wanda and husband James Heads, Catherine Mercer of Greenforest, Arkansas and Sue Plyer all of Springdale, Arkansas; one brother Gary and wife Cathy Turnbough of Bentonville, Arkansas; two sisters in law Betty Turnbough and Mae Turnbough of Springdale, Arkansas; nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be held Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 9:00 till 11:00 am at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W. Washington Street, Cuba.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 21, 2021 11:00 am at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Beers, officiating. Special memories will be shared by son-in-law Robin McDaniel
Interment and prayers will follow at the Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the charity of choice in Arbell's memory.

The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Chew family.

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