Joyce Arnold, 86

Joyce E. Arnold, 86, wife of the late Harold J. Arnold of East Coventry, passed away Friday at Reading Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Born in Myrtlewood, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Frankie V. and Pratt Sheehan.

Joyce graduated from Thomasville High School (Alabama) and was a member of St. Thomas Moore Roman Catholic Church.

She was a bookkeeper for many years. She loved reading books and gardening, but most of all she loved being a mother and grandmother. She gave her heart generously and unconditionally and many beyond her own children called her Mom.

Surviving are her children Mark Goodman, Craig Goodman, Keith Goodman, husband of Melissa; Andy Arnold, Stephen Arnold and Carol Latshaw, wife of Brian. She was blessed with 12 beautiful grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

A memorial graveside service will be held Saturday, September 9, 11:00 am at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Pottstown. Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., of Royersford, is in charge of arrangements. View obituaries or send condolences at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Stroke Foundation ( in Joyce’s name.

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My heartfelt sympathy to all of Joyce's children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Joyce welcomed me into her family 50 years ago. She was the kindest, gentlest, supportive woman I have ever known. She was my mother, and Mamaw to my children and their children. My heart will forever hold her close.

~ Carolyn Stonesifer SPRING CITY, PA
7/25/2023 4:57:09 PM