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BLOOMINGTON — Arlene Sue Harhen, 64, of Bloomington, formerly of Macomb, died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday (April 26, 2017) at Bickford House Independent and Assisted Living, Bloomington, with her family and two cats by her side.

There will be no services. Cremation rites have been accorded. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Loaves & Fishes Etc., Macomb; Friends of the Macomb Public Library; or Humane Society of McDonough County.

Arlene was born Sept. 24, 1952, in Chicago, a daughter of James and Ann Harhen.

Surviving are her two sisters, Joyce (Roger) Eads, Normal, and Nancy Harhen, Chicago, and several cousins.

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She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Susan Cole.

Arlene was raised in Chicago and graduated from Kennedy High School in 1970. She earned a degree in literature from Western Illinois University in 1974.

On Jan. 2, 1977, Arlene began her banking career at Citizen’s Bank in Macomb. She continued working there in various positions until her recent illness.

Arlene was proud of her community and did volunteer work for local charitable organizations. She also had enjoyed bicycle riding, running and hiking in the countryside around Macomb.

Condolences and memories of Arlene may be left for the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.

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