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Gladys Marie Ryckbost

November 20, 1922 ~ September 21, 2018 (age 95)
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Gladys M. Ryckbost

Newark - Gladys Marie Ryckbost, 95 entered eternal rest on Friday, September 21, 2018, at the Newark Manor Nursing Home.

Family will greet friends at the East Palmyra Christian Reformed Church, 2057 E. Palmyra-Port Gibson Rd., East Palmyra on Friday, Sept. 28th from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the church followed by a burial in East Palmyra Cemetery.
In memory of Mrs. Ryckbost, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the East Palmyra Christian School, 2023 E. Palmyra-Port Gibson Rd., Palmyra, 14522.

Mrs. Ryckbost was born the daughter of the late Jacob and Minnie (Buechner) Collier on Monday, November 20, 1922, in Arcadia, NY. She spent her early life in the Marion area, graduating from Marion High School, class of 1941. She married Albert Ryckbost in July 1943, and they raised a family of five children. Mrs. Ryckbost was a long-time member of the East Palmyra Christian Reformed Church and was a supporter of East Palmyra Christian School. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling.

Mrs. Ryckbost will be remembered by her sons, John (Kathy) Ryckbost, William (Diane) Ryckbost, and Thomas (Amy) Ryckbost; daughters, Diane (John) Boers, and Donna Achterhof; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Ryckbost was predeceased by husband, Albert Ryckbost in 1989; grandson, Steven John Boers; son-in-law, Kenneth Achterhof; brothers, Raymond, Harold, Arthur, and Ralph Collier; sisters, Lucille VerHeecke and Hazel Monje.

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