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Mary Catherine Arden, 97

| March 2, 2023 12:00 AM

Mary Catherine (Reasy) Arden, age 97, passed away at the Retreat Assisted Living in Polson on Nov. 21, 2022. She was born Aug. 7, 1925, in Sabetha, Kan., to Florence (Van Dyke) and Charles Walter Scott Reasy. She was the second of seven children,

After graduating from high school, she worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone in Sabetha before going to California. She was an accountant at a music store in Fresno. She married Rodney Arden on Jan. 2, 1954.

Retiring in 1975, they relocated to Polson to enjoy living near Flathead Lake. There Mary was actively involved at the Senior Citizen Community Center. Once a month, she would bake 23 pies for the Center’s fund raiser.

Mary was a prolific quilter, producing over 100 quilts and donating most of them.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney Arden; her parents, Florence and Scott Reasy; brothers Charles Reasy and Robert Reasy; and sisters Alice McClellan, Dorothy Lyon and Lucille Benedict.

She is survived by her sister, Phyllis D. Reynolds of Illinois City, Ill.

There are no services planned at this time for Mary. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are under the care of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.

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