Odette M. Arroyo

December 25, 2020

Odette M. Arroyo, 87, of Frankfort, died December 25, 2020 at I.U. Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, Ind.  She was born June 4, 1933 in Saint Martin-Aux-Champs to Alphonese & Marthe (Leroux) Gassend.  She married Jose Jesse Arroyo on July 13, 1957 in France and he preceded her in death on December 4, 1998.

Odette was a homemaker and previously worked as manager of Colfax American Legion.  She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be in 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St. Frankfort. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 600 St. Mary’s Ave., Frankfort. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Jose J. Arroyo of Frankfort, Jesse P. (Cindy) Arroyo of Colfax, 4 Daughters: Sinedia Warnecke of Frankfort, Celine (Albert) Tyrell of Linden, Christine Arroyo of Lafayette, Meemee Arroyo of Frankfort, 2 Sisters: Meriette Madeleine Smallwood of York, PA, Blanche Marie Legey of France, 7 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, step-daughter, Trina Jarvis-Potosi, 2 sister Mireille Guliette Erbeaumont and Christiane Alaine Gassend and twin grandbabies.


Leave your Condolences

21 Condolences for “Odette M. Arroyo”

  1. Samatha Smith December 26, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Praying for your family to be able to heal. Let love surround all!

  2. Madeline A. Sanders December 26, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Our condolences and prayers to Odette’s family from Howard (Buck) Ferguson’s family.

  3. Tina Wilkinson December 26, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Odette. She was a very kind person. Our condolences to the family. Our love and prayers to you all. May God Bless you all and wrap you all in His loving arms.

  4. Angela Thinnes December 26, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Rest in peace Odette. Sorry for your family’s loss
    Prayers and hugs!

  5. John Shelley December 26, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Sending our condolences from the Shelley family

  6. bonniedavis482@gmail.com December 26, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Praying for your family. Hope time will heal your sorrows! God bless you and yours.

  7. Serena/Sissy Gassend December 26, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    To my family no words can say how much she will be miss. Always know we’re here for you.

  8. Todd Strong December 27, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Cindy, I am very sorry for your loss. When we worked together and you spoke of your mother, I could tell how much you loved her. I pray that God comforts you and your family.

  9. James L Ferguson December 27, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Sending healing prayers for family and friends. Had privilege of knowing this lady always glad to call her my friend.

  10. Debbie Gutwein December 27, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Cassie, Ryan and Christine and family. My thoughts are with you. So sorry to hear about your loss. Sending hugs, prayers, and love always, Debbie Gutwein

  11. Clark December 27, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  12. Ryan M. Shelley December 27, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Odette was a familiar face to me throughout my childhood. I grew up in the Shelley home on College Street just north of the Colfax American Legion where Odette was the Manager and Bartender. I would see her often walking to the Legion to open for the day. I recall fondly one specific time there with Maurice, Rosie, Pat, and Buelah Cripe. Feeling like a big man, I got to order my first cocktail. Odette made that cocktail – a Shirley Temple. The Shelley family extend their sincerest condolences.

  13. Kim-Saari Pearcy December 28, 2020 at 4:20 am

    So sorry to hear this. Odette was so sweet and funny. Prayers for the family.

  14. Legey Philippe, Laurence et leurs enfants December 29, 2020 at 7:25 am

    A beautiful person left us. Unfortunately, we would have liked to see it more often the distance between our countries and life has decided otherwise. We share this painful moment and your pain.

  15. Kenneth Estes December 29, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    With our deepest sympathy and love,
    Love, Kenny & Sue

  16. Suilon Benjamin December 30, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Dear Arroyo Family,
    I was blessed to have known your mom & dad back in Colfax when they were active at the legion with Joe Lenehan & through our kids growing up together. I always thought her being French made her such a sophisticated lady. Then recently I was reunited with her at WM when I visited as a St Mary’s Ladies of Charity & a Communion Minister. I was sure she knew me when we talked about Colfax & Legion & Miller’s. I am sure you will miss her & send sympathy prayers your way. But with the lovely mass today & with faith celebrate her life & blessing of being Home in Heaven now. Grateful to have known her.
    God Bless, Suilon, Libbi, Lorra, Lanna, Lissa & Family

  17. Faye Norwood December 31, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Sending hugs and prayers. I had the pleasure to work with this sweet beautiful lady. Her smiles. Her sweet face. I never saw her sad. She always made my day. My sweet friend. Rest Easy Beautiful lady. I miss you…

  18. Ricky Edmondson January 2, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    To Cindy and the family, I am so sorry for your loss. It seems like yesterday that I saw your mom and dad driving together in the Chevy Blazer through Colfax. Your mother was a beautiful lady that appeared small in stature inside that Blazer next to your dad. They both seem so happy together. Excellent job on the video that was a wonderful tribute to your mom!
    Keep smiling through the next chapter of your lives. My condolences to each of you,
    Rick Edmondson

  19. Tylea Turner May 15, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    I know it has been two years and I haven’t stopped thinking about her since. She is all that is in my mind everyday from when I wake up until I go to sleep. I have been trying to move on from the pain, because I know it’s the best thing I can do. I won’t forget her, she is my favorite person and I am still so sad that she left my life, I still have the memorial card and photos of her. I wish I taken the opportunity to say goodbye. I remember my dad Cassell Turner asking me if I wanted to visit her I said no for whatever reason and she died a few weeks later, I blame myself for the regret I still have it was my biggest regret. I have learned to not take time for granted and to spent every moment I can talking to my loved ones because one day it’s going to be to late. She was the best great-grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, and even friend anyone could ask for.

    • Tylea May 16, 2022 at 10:29 pm

      I remember the memories and I can’t even look at a clock without thinking of her. I always feel asleep next to her, with her clock ticking. I remember falling asleep to the ticks and sometimes counting them. I remember when I heard she was in the hospital I broke down in tears until I heard that she was okay and it was because of blood sugar. I love her dearly and I don’t think I can let go even though I think it’s the best option.

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