Arlene graduated from Parkview High School in Springfield, Missouri in 1963. She attended Southwest Missouri State University. She was employed as a District Sales Manager for Hanes, Inc. for over 30 years selling L’eggs pantyhose. After her retirement she enjoyed reading, gardening, searching through thrift stores for new “finds”, especially butterflies, traveling around Missouri and spending time with her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Agnes, her sister Christine Howe and her ex-husband Robert Rickard with whom she remained close to throughout their lives.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane Rickard, son-in-law Jorge Hernandez, grandson Gabriel Hernandez, granddaughter Tiffany Rickard, granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Catherine and Zach Reese, great-grandchildren Isabelle, Liam, Henry, Rowan and Samuel Reese, sister and brother-in-law Sharon and Ed Bullard, nephews Brad, Klif and Tim Bullard, brother-in-law Jon Howe and nephew Tyler Howe.
After a private family viewing, she will be cremated as per her wishes.