Isobel Leckie Ryder

August 16, 1926 ‒ March 15, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

Isobel Leckie Ryder, 90, of Mansfield, Ohio, passed away March 15, 2017 surrounded by loving family. Isobel was born August 16, 1926 to Robert and Jeanie Leckie. Her loving husband of 65 years of marriage, James L. Ryder, preceded her in death.

Isobel attended Baldwin Wallace College and was a remarkable wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her pride in her Scottish heritage and her love for her family were dearest to her heart. She spent her life serving God and all those around her. As an active member of her church and a school teacher, she touched the lives of many. Always quick with a smile and a kind word, she made friends wherever she went. It wasn’t uncommon for her to make a new friend standing in the checkout line of a grocery store.

Surviving are her children, two daughters Jeanie Glaze of Prospect, OH; Judy Hayes of Newport, RI and her husband Michael; two sons, James R. (Maxine Brown) Ryder of Aberdeen, NC; John Ryder and his wife Nancy of South Bend, IN. She is also survived by one sister, Alexa Wayne, of Novato, CA. Her five grandchildren include Joshua Glaze and his wife Sarah, Jeanie Smith and her husband Scott, Jarrod Glaze, Jacqueline Glaze, and Malcolm Ryder. She is also survived by her three great-grandchildren, Max and Neve Smith, and Johanna Glaze.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, May Myers and Jean Heinmiller; and two brothers, Roy Leckie and Frank Leckie.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Lakewood Park Cemetery Chapel, 22025 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH 44116 from 11:30AM to 12Noon; A funeral service will immediately at 12Noon with Pastor Jon Fancher officiating; Burial will follow the funeral service.

The family would like to invite friends and family for a meal that will be held immediately following the services at Burntwood Tavern, 19304 Detroit Rd, Rocky River, OH.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Ryder family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

  • Dear Ryder’s,
    I was sad to see your mom’s obituary this morning in the Mansfield News Journal. My condolences and heartfelt sympathies are offered. I have many great memories of your family living across the street on Redwood Road.
    Sincerely yours,
    Scott A. Young

  • Dear Jim, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you cherish all the wonderful memories and celebrate her life and the life she gave to you. Love you always my friend. Teresa and Michael

  • I am sorry for your loss but her memory will be held dearly by those she has touched throughout her life. I did not personally know her but am a friend of John Ryder. I want to say that Isobel was definitely a great mom because John is a remarkable person.
    Bless your family and you are in our thoughts and prayers
    June Belew

  • HI John —

    This is Ali and I want to tell you my thoughts are with you and your family. I will be praying for all of you.


  • I was very sad to learn of Aunt Tibby’s passing. She was always a very special person to me. I have many fond memories of her from family gatherings when we lived in Ohio.
    I sincerely wish I could be there in person to say “Goodbye.” Know that I am thinking of you all at this time and praying that you find solace and peace in the days ahead.
    Love from your cousin Jay

  • Dear Jeanie, Judy, Jim and John ,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mothers’ passing. I have fond memories of times spent at your home , surrounded by the kindness of your parents. I will always remember Isobels smile and laugh.
    May all your memories help ease your loss. Her wonderful spirit lives on in each of you.
    Love, Melinda Foster