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Barbara E. (Rodenhiser) Pyle

December 2, 1943 - February 26, 2016

Barbara E. (Rodenhiser) Pyle, age 72, of Milford, DE and formerly of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 26, 2016.

A native Delawarean, Barbara was born in Wilmington on December 2, 1943, and was a daughter of the late John A. and Julia (Faulkner) Rodenhiser. She made her career as a nurse with Christiana Care, retiring after many years of dedicated service. Barbara considered her work a gift from God and a ministry that allowed her to share her compassion and love for people. She was a longtime member of Kemblesville United Methodist Church. A devoted and loving mother, sister and grandmother, Barbara will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John “Jack” R. Pyle. Barbara is survived by her daughters, Dawn Walsh (Francis) and Hope Woollens; brother, John C. Rodenhiser (Terry); sister, Diana M. Ball (Harold); and grandchildren, James and Jacob Walsh and David Woollens.
A memorial service will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the Kemblesville United Methodist Church, 1772 New London Road, Kemblesville, PA 19347. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Chapter, 2 Mill Road, Ste. 106, Wilmington, DE 19806 or to the Richard J. Caron Foundation Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 150, Wernersville, PA 19565-0150.

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16 Condolences for Barbara E. (Rodenhiser) Pyle

  • I am so sorry that Barb has passed. We had so many laughs and good times when she was living in Houston. I loved her very much and will miss her.

  • Hope our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time you know we’re here for you Love Bub & Kitten Smith

  • Rest in Peace Barbara.

  • We are very sorry for your loss and our condolences to all. The pain of death can be overwhelming no matter what the age. The Bible provides comfort during difficult times. We are promised at 1 Corinthians 15:26 that very soon “death will be brought to nothing.” Then we have the prospect of being reunited with our loved ones right here on earth. (Psalm 37:10, 11) We hope this brings you comfort and hope.

  • Barb will be missed greatly as a friend and church member at KUMC . Dave and I have many wonderful memories and times shared with Barb. I got to know Barbara when she attended my Bible Studies at church about 15 years ago. I am confident that she was ushered into the presence of her Lord and Savior by angels and she is basking in the beauty of her new home and reunited with Jack! What a blessed hope we have as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • So sorry . Was in Bible study with Barb and left her . We had some good times together . She will be missed . Much love GG

  • And loved her

  • So sorry. Knew Barb from bible study. Loved barb. We had fun times together she will be missed. Love and prayers are with you

  • Dawn and all your family: Condolences to you all at the passing of your Mom. Remember the good, the fun, and the love that this woman gave to you. She is at peace now.

  • May the Peace of the Lord be with you and may your family experience His Strength at this time. Barbara was a member of Changing Pathways, a group at the Newark Senior Center.

  • So sorry for your loss. I met Barb 15 years ago at Bible study @ KUMC. She quickly became one of my dearest friends. Although we actually spent very little time together outside of church activities, we were in touch almost daily and shared so many memories and thoughts about life. I miss her terribly already, but am so glad she is now at peace with our Lord and Jack. Never forget how much she loved both of you and her grandchildren.

  • I will miss Barb! She was one of the most considerate, generous, and loving people I know. I enjoyed it when she would get a delightful twinkle in her and and give a sly little grin and then expound on something interesting – anything from Methodist traditions to cooking. I’m glad she’s with the Lord now, and I know she’s glad to be reunited with Jack; but I’m sad that she’s not here anymore.

  • Dawn and family – we are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief and sorrow. Take comfort in knowing that your mother is now at peace.

  • Harold I know she loved spending time with you too!

  • Thank you Mama B.

  • Mom I still miss you everyday I know you and dad are happy bring together again. I find myself reaching to call you and then remember your gone. Still no change with David so I do life alone never here fr dawn but that’s ok. wish you were allowed to call us from heaven I sure could use your help. I love you Mom. my best friend