Heaven gained another angel as Arthur H. Dudley, of Caledonia, passed from this earth on Oct. 12, 2021, at Hospice of Central Ohio located at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. He was born in 1933 to the late Harold and Hazel (Smith) Dudley and spent most of his life in Ohio. He married Nancy Lou Hile, who preceded him death in 2019. Together they had a daughter, Karen (Dudley) Brutchey, who is left to cherish his memory. He was also preceded in death by son, David A. Dudley and sister, Phyllis Hile.
After graduating from high school, Arthur served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He then worked over 35 years many of them as a boiler operator at Whirlpool. He was very active in the Wesley United Methodist Church of Marion. He was on the board of trustees, an elder, taught adult Sunday school class, sang in the church choir and was the church custodian for many years with his wife. He Later transferred to Prospect St. United Methodist Church.
He was a 4-H advisor for the Marion Lucky Clovers 4-H Club for 25 plus years. This was the first city club in Marion County. He Served on the 4-H advisory council, and he and his wife were in charge of the 4-H food stand at the Marion County Fair for several years.
In addition to his daughter, Karen, he is survived by his sister, Dorothy Sheets; granddaughter, Heather Brutchey; great-grandchildren, Leah Brutchey, Joshua Smith, and Lainey Smith; and great-great grandchildren Emmett Plaza and Nova Cameron.
Family ad friends may call on the family at the Boyd Funeral Home on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, from 5-7pm. Funeral services will be at 11:00am on Friday, Oct. 15th at the Prospect St. United Methodist Church, with Pastor Joshua Freshour officiating. A graveside service will follow immediately at the Marion Cemetery.
The Boyd Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve the Dudley family at this difficult time. Donations may be made to The American Cancer Society in Art’s name. In light of the Covid pandemic those that attend are encouraged to wear masks.