Arnel McNamar Obituary, Death – It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Arnel McNamar (Baughman), a cherished member of the Washington Municipal Band, who dedicated 40 years of her life to the artistry of music as the 1st Flute/Piccolo player. Arnel departed this world, leaving behind a legacy of melodious memories and a void that will be felt deeply within our musical community.
Arnel’s musical journey with the Washington Municipal Band began four decades ago, and her passion for the flute and piccolo graced countless performances with unmatched skill and dedication. Her contributions were not only musical but also extended to fostering a sense of camaraderie and unity among her fellow band members. Visitation to honor Arnel’s memory will take place at the Jones-Eden Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 30th.
Family members will be present to receive condolences from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, providing an opportunity for friends, colleagues, and admirers to share their memories of a life well-lived. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 31st, at 11:00 am at the United Presbyterian Church in Washington, IA. The ceremony promises to be a poignant celebration of Arnel’s life, marked by the resonance of the very instruments she so skillfully mastered.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial contributions be made to either the Washington Municipal Band or Hospice of Washington County. These gestures will serve as a lasting tribute to Arnel’s love for music and her compassionate spirit. Arnel McNamar (Baughman) has left an indelible mark on the Washington Municipal Band and the entire community. Her absence will be keenly felt, but the echoes of her music will continue to resonate in our hearts. We extend our deepest condolences to Arnel’s family and friends, as we collectively mourn the loss of a beloved musician and friend. May she rest in eternal harmony.