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Barbara "Barb" Ann Bodine-Rider

November 8, 1943 ~ December 4, 2018 (age 75)

Barbara “Barb” Ann Bodine-Rider

Loving Wife, Mother, Sister, & Friend -

Barbara “Barb” Ann Bodine-Rider, age 75, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.  Barb was born on Monday, November 8, 1943 in Pottsville to the late Robert Y. Bodine and Emma E. (Erwin) Bodine. 

Barb’s survivors include her husband of 52 years, Paul Clinton Rider; her son, Jonathan “Jon” Rider of Henderson, NV; her sister, Linda Smith of Mechanicsburg, PA, her niece, Jennifer Dudziak and her husband, Michael, of Mechanicsburg, PA; her two nephews: Adam Smith and his wife, Sandi, of Lombard, IL, Brian Smith and his wife, Sarah, of Pleasant Gap, PA; her six great-nephews; and one great-niece.

Barb graduated from Camp Hill High School as part of the class of 1961 and from Shippensburg State College with a master’s degree in elementary education.  She retired from the Mechanicsburg Area School District, after 10 years of service working as an elementary school teacher and from the Department of Agriculture.  Barb attended Carlisle Free Evangelical Church and was a member of New Covenant Fellowship in Mechanicsburg, where she participated in the Wisdom Seekers Bible Study.  She helped as a full-time volunteer with New Hope Ministries Mechanicsburg and was a member of The El Shaddai Singers.  Barb’s biggest passion was her card ministry, from which she would send a card for any event.

All are welcome to join Barb’s family at her visitation on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Pastor Trevor Steele officiating.  Cremation was private.

Contributions in celebration of Barb’s life can be made to New Hope Ministries, 5228 East Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050,

Barb’s family has entrusted her care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Barb’s full obituary, view her memorial video and portrait, and sign her official guest book at

Donations may be made to:

New Hope Ministries
5228 East Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg PA 17050

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