Arlene Ressler, Brownstown, ECH gift shop volunteer

By on May 9, 2012

Arlene M. Ressler, 81, of Brownstown, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Pleasant View Retirement Community.

She was born in Lebanon County to the late Noah and Eva (Heisey) Huber and was the former wife of the late Russell Ressler.

Arlene was a life-long member of Ebenezer Evangelical Congregational Church, Brownstown. Arlene was very proud of her children and grandchildren and devoted her life to them. She also loved gardening, flowers, swimming, shopping for bargains and playing cards. Arlene was a volunteer in the gift shop for the Ephrata Community Hospital (ECH). She had a teaching degree from Millersville State Teaching College.

Arlene is survived by three sons: Russell Jr., husband of Cathy Ressler, of Brownstown; James, husband of Vicki Ressler, of Lancaster; David, husband of Beth Ressler, of East Petersburg; two daughters: Marjorie, wife of Galen Erb, of Brownstown; Joy, wife of John McClay, of Fairhope, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Rich, husband of Nancy Huber, of York; and Noah Tom, husband of Kathi Huber, of East Petersburg.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother: Bob Huber.

Her funeral service will be held on May 11 at Ebenezer Evangelical Congregational Church, 23 S. State St., Brownstown, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Keith Miller officiating. Interment will take place in the Brownstown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Arlene’s memory may be made to Ebenezer Evangelical Congregational Church, 23 S. State St., Brownstown, PA 17508.

Arrangements are being made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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