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Arlene Bertha (Bard) Ryder

September 9, 1938 ~ December 11, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Arlene Ryder Obituary

Mrs. Arlene Bertha (Bard) Ryder, 85, of Greencastle, went to be with her Lord and Savior early Monday Morning, December 11, 2023, at Heritage Retirement Community. Born September 9, 1938, at home in Quincy, PA, along with her twin sister, Marlene Bard Rubeck, they are daughters of the late Andrew Ross and Pauline Katherine Fittry Bard.


Arlene was a 1956 graduate of the former St. Thomas High School. She became a traditional homemaker in every sense of the word, enjoying cooking, including cooking for the hunting camp, baking, sewing, gardening and maintaining an organized household. She cherished spending time with her family, children, grandchildren, and many friends and loved inviting people over for dinner so she could showcase her cooking and baking talents.

Arlene was a Godly woman who was passionate about caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, supporting grandchildren in sports. Arlene was very much a humanitarian and known for her compassionate care for anyone needing it. She was an active member of The Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, Chambersburg, where she was an active greeter for many years.


In addition to her twin sister, Marlene, Arlene is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Doanld Ryder, whom she married on December 15, 1956, in Ft. Loudon, PA; four sons, Rick A. Ryder (Crystal Hornbaker) of Greencastle, PA, Mark McCullough (Darlene) of Fayetteville, PA, Roger L. Ryder of Chambersburg, PA, and Randy E. Ryder (Patricia) of Hagerstown, MD; 7 grandchildren, Randy Jr., Jeremy, Ashley, Brittany, Brooke, Lauren, Blake; and 10 great grandchildren; Bryana, Mason, Bailey, Dawson, McKinlee, Beckett, Emerson, Eleanor, Tommy, and Dempsey.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded by 5 siblings, Jean Louise Bard Lake, Larry Ross Bard, Harry Chester Bard, Marvin Ray Bard, and Robert Bard, Sr., and great-grandson, Avery Burkhart.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 18, 2023, at 1 PM at Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, 24 Kauffman Rd., East, Chambersburg, PA, where Pastor Casey Hurst will officiate. The family will receive friends at the above church and address on Sunday, December 17, 2023, from 6 - 8 PM and on Monday one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Inc., Greencastle, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help offset medical and funeral expenses for Arlene’s care, please make checks payable to Donald Ryder, c/o Orrstown Bank, 308 Carrolle St., Greencastle, PA 17225. Online condolences may be offered on Arlene’s page at www.zimmermanfh.com. Arlene loved sharing the word of God. She loved and adored her husband and family and was dedicated to her family and church and will be greatly missed.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
December 17, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Antrim Brethren In Christ Church
24 East Kauffman Rd.
Chambersburg, PA 17202

Visitation
Monday
December 18, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Antrim Brethren In Christ Church
24 East Kauffman Rd.
Chambersburg, PA 17202

Funeral Service
Monday
December 18, 2023

1:00 PM
Antrim Brethren In Christ Church
24 East Kauffman Rd.
Chambersburg, PA 17202

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