Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Yolanda “Penny” M. Arkett, 73

Mrs. Yolanda “Penny” (Paxson) Arkett went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born December 27th, 1948 to the late Joseph Paxson Sr. and Yolanda (DeCaro) Morrison.

She married her beloved husband James Arkett on August 22nd, 1981, who survives. She is also survived by her daughter Amy (Mike) Westcott of Edinburg and son Andrew (Jenny) Arkett of West Mifflin. Loving grandmother to Michael Arkett, David and Abbey Westcott and cherished sister to Joseph “Sonny” Paxson of Mississippi, Michael (Sherry) Paxson of Alabama, and Terri (Chris) Smekal of Florida, and brother-in-law John R. Zias of Perry Twp., and many adored nieces and nephews.

Penny was preceded in death by her parents, sister Carolyn Rizzo and son Kevin Arkett.

Penny is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1967, and had worked as a cashier at Mario’s Market, Dom’s IGA, and Quad L. She also enjoyed cooking for family and friends.

Penny was known to share her abounding faith and love with everyone she met. She was known to minister words of faith to those in need, known as a “Pillar of Faith” who loved to share Jesus wherever she went. The absence of her sparkling eyes and smiling face will forever leave a void in our hearts. She will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm at which time a closing prayer will be given by Rev. Sam Fidell at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc..

A private service for the family will be held on Saturday at the funeral home officiated by Rev. Sam and Tracy Fidell. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.


  • Michelle Singer Posted October 27, 2022 7:24 am

    Jim, Amy, Mike, David, Abbey, Andy, Jenn, and Family,

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please know we continue to pray you all find comfort and peace during this time. Rejoice knowing Penny is now with her Lord and Savior and her legacy lives on through her beloved husband and family. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful, faithful, loving servant of the Lord who will be dearly missed but never forgotten…A true blessing to everyone.

    Scott, Michelle, & Travis Singer

  • Susan Zona Posted October 27, 2022 7:57 pm

    Dear Jim, Amy, Andy & Families,
    You all have our deepest sympathy, condolences and prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss. God Bless all of you.
    With love,
    Susan Zona
    Adriene Alarcon

  • Karen Posted October 28, 2022 7:51 am

    So sorry for your lost ???

  • Susan Zona Posted October 30, 2022 9:46 pm

    Dear Jim, Andy, Amy and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy and prayers. May GOD BLESS all of you. With much love,
    Susan Zona and
    Adriene Alarcon

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