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Alice "Bebe" Arbuckle

March 13, 1931 April 22, 2018
Alice "Bebe" Arbuckle
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Obituary for Alice "Bebe" Arbuckle

Alice ‘Bebe’ Arbuckle, 87, of Edencrest in Johnston and formerly of Boone, died April 22, 2018 at Kennybrook Village in Grimes.

Following her wishes, Bebe has been cremated. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 9:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Boone. Burial of her cremains will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery. Alice Darlyn (Fisher) Arbuckle, was born in Boone, Iowa on March 13, 1931, the daughter of Harold and Alice (Judson) Fisher. Bebe graduated from Boone High School in 1949. She later graduated from William & Mary University in Williamsburg, Virginia, earning her BA degree.

Moving to Hutchinson, Kansas, Bebe taught at Hutchinson Community College, and became the first women’s basketball coach. Bebe also coached basketball at McPherson College. She was also a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, PEO, served as chairperson of the Reno County Planning Commission and was on the Reno County Welfare Board. Living in Lawrence, Kansas, Bebe served as House Mother of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity for 16 years. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the National Pony of America.

Bebe was an accomplished golfer, winning country club and city championships in Hutchinson, Mason City, Clear Lake and Boone. She was very involved with family and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Shawn McBratney, and a daughter-in-law, Kim Arbuckle. Alice is survived by her children: Dana McBratney and husband Bruce of Johnston, David Arbuckle of Springfield, Missouri, and Jess Arbuckle and wife Michelle of Denver, Colorado; two brothers, Bob Fisher of Boone and David Fisher and wife Dorie of West Des Moines; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Lindy, Morgan, Madison, Charlie, Jeni, and Sam and four great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Collier Assisted Living at Wesley Towers, 3600 Dartmouth Rd., Hutchinson, KS, 67502.

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Memorial Service




9:30 AM 5/19/2018 9:30:00 AM
First United Methodist Church

703 Arden St.
Boone, IA 50036

There will be no visitation.

First United Methodist Church
703 Arden St. Boone 50036 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Linwood Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

609 Forrest Ave
Boone, IA 50036

609 Forrest Ave Boone 50036 IA
United States

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