Ned D. Rader

October 23, 1938July 30, 2018

Ned Delano Rader, 79 of Lancaster passed away on Monday July 30th, 2018 at the Arbors at Carroll. Ned was born in Circleville, Ohio on October 23rd, 1938 to the late Glenn and Elizabeth Rader. He and his loving wife, Nellie, owned and operated Ned’s Nursery for many years. Ned was a patent holder for the Lemon Pfizz Juniper plant. He was a longtime member of the Fairfield Christian Church. While Ned enjoyed being around the business; he received the most joy in his life by leading others to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He will always be remembered for openly proclaiming his Faith in the Lord. Ned is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Nellie; daughters, Martha (Stephen) Conkel, Nancy (Kevin) Trout, Jessica (Andrew) Bezant, Suzanne (James) Hixon, and Peggy (Eric) Altherr; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lowell (Rita) Rader, and Noell Rader; sister, Ann Hennis; and many other loving family members. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dudley Rader; and son-in-law, Joseph Aebi. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 11AM at the HALTEMAN-FETT & DYER FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Mark Barbee officiating. Burial is to follow at Bethany Cemetery. Friends and family may visit on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8PM at the funeral home.


  • Fairfield Christian Church
  • Forgotten No More
  • FairHoPe Hospice



  • Visitation Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 3, 2018


  • Burial

Ned D. Rader

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Dan and Peggy Jarvis

July 31, 2018

Nellie, Danny is out of town till late Friday night, but we remember you both from the Helpers class. When we were first there, Ned was always an inspiration as he talked of his work and his family because it was always centered around Jesus.
We are praying for you and the family. I know Ned is enjoying the beauty of being with Jesus and sure there are beautiful gardens for him to work.

Dan and Peggy

Christine Wellman Kacan

July 31, 2018

I have such fond memories of Ned and Nellie from Emmett Chapel UMC. Ned’s musical contributions to the church helped shape me. By babysitting the Rader girls, I learned a lot about life and children.
Nellie and family, May God give you His Peace that passes all understanding.