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Arlene Kay Brodbeck | 74 | Batchtown

Arlene Kay (Webster) Brodbeck, 74, of Batchtown, IL went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2022, at 9.45 a.m. at Calhoun Nursing and Rehab, surrounded by her loved ones, after a long courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
She was born on Oct. 23, 1947, the daughter of Harry and Bessie (Jones) Webster.
She married James H. Brodbeck on Oct. 29, 1966, at Indian Creek Church of Christ in Hamburg, IL. He survives.
Most often the description of Arlene includes “such a sweet person, one of the nicest people you would ever meet.” She never knew a stranger and had a multitude of friends. Hallmark should have had her advertise because she sent cards out daily. For all occasions, some just to say hello or to cheer up a friend. Sometimes she sent cards to thank them for sending her a card. Her walls were lined with cards and pictures from her grandbabies.
Before her disease progressed, she spent a lot of time at the Wellness Center in Zumba classes. She loved taking Zumba. The people there loved “high energy Arlene” and she made many lasting friendships there.
Her friends were many, but her best girlfriends meant the world to her. She had many shopping escapades and so many fun trips with them.
But if you asked her who her best friend was, she would say her Mom. They looked forward to daily phone calls with each other and always a call to say good night. They took many trips together to buy Quilt tops and visit Amish country.
Oh, what joy she had with her grandkids. She made magic memories with each and everyone and never missed an opportunity to sing their praises. She made sure to attend their ball games no matter how far. Her great grandkids have gotten to know a less active grandma who always had a supply of cookies and Popsicles waiting.
She was a member of the Batchtown Women’s Club and Indian Creek Church of Christ where she spent many years teaching Sunday school classes and Vacation Bible School.
In addition to her husband of 55 years, she is survived by two sons, James W. (Laura) Brodbeck and Chad (Amanda) Brodbeck both of Batchtown, IL; six grandchildren, Becky (Aaron) Peters, Emily Brodbeck, Sara (Logan) Mckinnon, Julie (Reese Kuehnel) Brodbeck, Olivia Brodbeck and Patrick Brodbeck; four Great Grandchildren, Noah Mckinnon, Jay Peters, Shawn Mckinnon and Sophie Peters; one aunt and one uncle Arlene is also survived by a brother, Barry (Tetyana) Webster, a sister-in-law Paula Zimmerman; her special caregiver, Sue Rongey, three nieces and countless cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son Patrick Brodbeck.
Per her wishes cremation rites were accorded.
Visitation will take place at Indian Creek Church of Christ on Saturday May 21, 2022, from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.
Burial to follow at Wilson Cemetery in Batchtown, IL
Memorials are for Indian Creek Church of Christ and Wilson Cemetery. Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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