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Arlene F. Kness

Published: Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

POLO – Arlene F. Kness, 92, of Polo, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. She farmed for most of her life with her husband near Brookville.

She was born March 30, 1922, in Carroll County, the daughter of Frank and Olive (Paul) Bowers. Arlene married Wilton O. Kness on Nov. 28, 1948. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son, Richard (Cheryl) Kness of Lakewood, Colorado; her daughter, Marsha (Mark) Shalett of Arlington Heights; three granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Belva Brandt and Iva Spencer; and her son-in-law, John Brooks.

She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Sheryl Brooks; and her sisters, Esther Wikoff and Wilma Buchanan.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Polo Family Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brookville Grace United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Polo.

Memorials may be made to Brookville Grace United Methodist Church.

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