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John Kwesi Arthur

The Arthur, Taylor, Bettie, Smith, Moore and Lee families regret to announce the death of their father, grandfather, great grandfather and family member John Kwesi Arthur, who passed away peacefully after a brief illness on June 29, 2014 at his resident in Columbia Heights, Minnesota USA.

John worked with Farrell Lines Shipping Company in Liberia as a marine mechanic for fifteen years.  He also worked with the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) as a turbine mechanic for 29 years and retired in 2004. Prior to employment with Farrell Lines, he taught at the Monrovia College School, Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia, Liberia.

He leaves to morn his loss, his  loving wife of sixty two years, Mother Sarah T. Arthur, his sister Ama Dadzie of Kumasi, Ghana.  John is also survived by  eight children:  Eugene Holman, Christiana Abenah Arthur-Clarke (J. Comfort), Josiah Kobenah Myles Arthur (Caron), Apapa Effua Arthur, Juliana Ama Arthur, Emmanuel Kofi Patrick Arthur, Sr. (Paulina), Joyce Ekua Arthur and Brenda Ajuah Arthur. He was predeceased by two of his sons: John Kwesi Arthur, II and Kwesi Kra Arthur.

Funeral arrangements:
Private viewing of the body                                        Friday, July 11, 2014 @ 6 60 9 p.m
Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel
4101 Central Avenue Northeast
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Funeral                                                                    Saturday July 12, 2014 @ 9:30 a.m.
Joy World Universal Church
1121 Lowry Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Hillside Cemetery
2600 19th Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis MN 55418

Grace Point Church    2352 Rice Creek Road, New Brighton, MN 55112

Contact Information
Christiana A. Clarke              763 568 5139             J. comfort Clarke                  763 516 8363
Aselyn Pinky Dennis              763 267 9337            Varney A. Skinner, Sr.            651 434 8283
Patricia A. Lee                       817 657 5013            Harriette Bettie                      612 432 2286
Josiah Arthur              231 886 636 946                  Apapa Arthur                        231 888 586 859
Patrick Arthur             231 779 543 06