J. Arlene Cardwell, 81

J. Arlene Cardwell, 81, of Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Lucy (Epply) Rice.

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Jonathan F. Cardwell in 1974.

She was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Willow Street.

Arlene worked in the administrative departments as a clerk for Lancaster General Hospital and later the Mayo Clinic in Arizona after her husband passed away. She moved back to Lancaster in 1988 to retire. She also assisted the Visiting Angels.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, and puzzles.

Arlene is survived by four children; two sons, Glenn D. Hall, husband of Patricia, of Mount Joy, Mark W. Cardwell, of New Providence, two daughters, Jolene Cardwell, of Elizabethtown, Kathleen Cardwell, of Manheim, seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Private Services and Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Arlene’s memory to Masonic Village Hospice, One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 or the Masonic Village, One Masonic Drive Elizabethtown, PA 17022. To send the family an online condolence, please visit Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory 717-393-9661

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I haven’t seen you guys in a while, but I was reading the obits and was sad to see your mother had passed.  You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.
Tom Vardaro


I am so sorry for your loss.  I think of you often and our trip to Az many years ago.  Your mother was very gracious to me.  Hold on to your happy memories.  Your friend, Kim (Robertson) Miller

From all of us on the West coast we are thinking of you.  May peace and the love of God be with you and your family.

I send my sincere sympathy to all. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time        
Barb Groff

To all of you.  Didn’t realize your mom was sick.  Dad and I missed it in the paper until I saw the weekly obituaries in Sundays paper.  We are so sorry for your loss.

The Fawbers (Dick, Sue and Linda)

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