James C. Arn, 82, of Thornville, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019, at his home. Jim was born March 6, 1937, in Brown County, Ohio, the son of the late Jesse H. and Alberta Carroll Arn. He was a 1956 graduate of Russellville-Jefferson High School in Russellville, Ohio. He then served four years in the United States Navy.
Jim retired from the Aerospace Guidance and Metrology Center in Newark, in 1993, and continued farming and raising beef cattle until late 2018. He enjoyed working outside on the farm. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen L. (Myers) Arn; four children, Jay (Tonya Lanham) Arn, Gayla Arn (Terry) Shafer, Kristen Arn (Darrin) Hayes and Gabe (Naomi Pierce) Arn; eight grandchildren, Jesse and Josie Shafer, Havilah, Sarah, Mary, Adelaide, Ariel and Corinne Arn; brothers, Robert (Carolyn) Arn, Donald (Carole) Arn, Jack (Carmen) Arn and Richard (Shirley) Arn; sisters-in-law, Judy Eaves and Diana (Terry) Tatlock; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Charles and Glen Arn; sister, Pearl Arn Dunn; nephews, Tawny Arn and Brent Arn.
A celebration of life service was held April 23, 2019, at the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Glenford. Burial followed in Good Hope Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army or to Hospice of Central Ohio. Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset is entrusted with the arrangements. www.bopethomasfuneralhome.com