Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Marlene “Sally” Arms

Marlene “Sally” Arms, age 75, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at her home after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.


Sally was born January 26, 1940 in Bloxham, England, the daughter of the late John Joseph and Gertrude Elizabeth (Bartlett) Buckland. While in England, Sally met her late husband, Bobby Joe Arms, while he was serving his country in the Air Force. They married on February 5, 1972. Their marriage brought them to the United States where they lived in Michigan until his retirement from the Air Force in 1975. They then moved to Shiloh, Ohio and later settled in Shelby. Sally worked at Glen’s Surplus in Shelby for many years. She was a member of the International Club. Sally loved going home to England each year and was an avid gardener, especially loving her own English garden. She enjoyed shopping, especially thrifting, traveling to Vegas, and was a true animal lover.


Sally is survived by her sister: Dorothy Reynolds of Bloxham, England; numerous nieces and nephews; her devoted dog, Molly, who never left her side throughout her illness; and her loveable parrot, Herbe. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Joe Arms, on February 21, 2014 and a brother, Peter Buckland.


The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to her caregivers and OhioHealth Hospice for their extraordinary care to Sally.


Per Sally’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Sally will return to England where her heart has always been. Memorial contributions may be made to Richland County Humane Society or OhioHealth Hospice. Care for Sally and her family is being provided by Jake, Bob and Catherine at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby.


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  1. Amy Clevenger says:

    Sweet Sally you will be missed! It was an honor and privilege to be your caregiver!
    Jen, Charlotte, and Amber…I’m so sorry for your loss!

  2. Sherri Hughes says:

    I am so sorry for your loss of an amazing lady. She will be missed but will always bring great memories of great times you shared with her. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

  3. A.W says:

    Please accept my heart felt condolences for the death of your dear Mrs. Marlene Arms. As you prepare to lay your loved one to rest in her home country England, May God provide comfort and peace to your family and friends during your difficult time. ( 2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

  4. Heike & Ralph Sperling says:

    My friend, I missed you when we moved to Texas. I will miss you more now that you are gone from my life. So many memories for so many years!

    God love you, bless and keep you in your true home, England.

    Heike and Ralph Sperling

  5. Jenny and charlotte says:

    Our lives will never be the same without you. Our memories bring us great comfort.We thank God you are finally at peace. Jenny and Charlotte.

  6. Darlene McCubbin says:

    My heart goes out to Jenny and Charlotte for their devotion and love for Sally. She is at peace now and will be missed so much.

  7. Fran Gray says:

    Sally, you were such a good friend, such a great loss, I have so many wonderful memories of all the happy times we spent together, here, New York, Las Vegas and England, along with your family, to Jenny and Charlotte, my heart goes out to you for your loss, none of our lives will be the same without you Sally, you suffered so much, but you stayed strong and brave until the end. I will never forget you, you will always be remembered. Thankfully you are finally at peace.

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