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Winifred Rider


Winnie was born on June 8, 1924 in Londonderry Township and was the daughter of the late Wesley L. and Mary K. Shaeffer Shultz.

She worked in food service as a cook for the Lower Dauphin School District; was a member and former choir director at Geyers United Methodist Church, Londonderry Township; was an associate member and organist at Seville Brethren in Christ Church; she served as Past Noble Grand at the Red Rose Rebekah Lodge #547, Middletown; and she enjoyed music, reading, gardening, bird watching and crocheting. But her greatest joy was the love of her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Winnie was preceded in death by her husband John W. Rider, who passed away on March 2, 2008, and her brother Leroy Shultz.

She is survived by her daughter Joanne R., wife of the Rev. Gerald L. Espenshade of Putnam Station, N.Y.; sons J. Keith Rider of Londonderry Township and Kevin W. Rider of Elizabethtown; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Tribute to her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 4, at Geyers United Methodist Church, 1605 S. Geyers Church Rd., Middletown, with her son-in-law the Rev. Gerald L. Espenshade, and her pastor, the Rev. Donald C. Walters officiating respectively.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the church.

Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family in Hillsdale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Tonya Starner (serving her Lord in Mongolia) c/o Julianna Henry, 247 Acorn Rd., Millerstown, PA 17062.

Arrangements by Frank E. Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown.

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