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Arvelee  Church




Arvelee Church, 84, of Highland, KS, formerly of Baltimore, MD, and Lewisburg, WV died on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the Mosiac Life Center, St. Joseph, MO.

Arvelee was born on November 8, 1935, in Renick, WV, the daughter of John and Sarah E. (Scott) Brown. She worked for Martin-Marietta Aerospace, Baltimore, MD, soldering electronic circuit boards for the space program. She worked her way up to the soldering instructor and supervisor.

She was a member of the Southern Baptist faith and enjoyed gardening, working on cars, cooking, playing shuffleboard, Battleship and Aggravation board games, and electronics.

She was married to Joseph W. Conard on December 8, 1955. They were later divorced. She was married to Charles S. Church on May 22, 1965, they were later divorced.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph C. Conard, Horton, KS and Rex A. (Jackie) Conard, Dixon, MO; two daughters, Beverly (Rick) Bilderback, Atchison, KS and Pamela D. Church, Fleetwood, NC; two brothers, Ralph (Beulah) Brown, Essex, MD, and Charles (Connie) Brown, La Grande, OR; a sister. Helen Thomas, Winston Salem, NC; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Her parents, four brothers and three sisters, and one grandson preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 26th, 2020, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison KS with Rev. Keith Conard officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Remembrances and condolences may be left online at

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home of Atchison, KS is in charge of arrangements.

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