Arnette Kay Shoffeitt, a former Honolulu Star-Bulletin reporter and United Airlines spokeswoman, died March 6 in North Carolina. She was 73.
Shoffeitt died at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community in Asheville, N.C., after a long battle with cancer.
She was born in Clinton, Iowa. She earned a journalism degree from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University.
Shoffeitt was a reporter for the Star-Bulletin for nine years before joining United Airlines, where she rose to director of corporate communications. She retired in 1988.
A longtime resident of the Chicago area before retiring to North Carolina and Florida, Shoffeitt was an avid golfer, an accomplished pianist and an experienced world traveler.
She is survived by stepsons Todd and Dean Shoffeitt, niece Margo Stutesman and nephew Brian Lund.
A memorial service will take place April 9 at the Lake Toxaway United Methodist Church in Lake Toxaway, N.C.