ROODHOUSE - Helen Ryder, 72, of rural Roodhouse died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at her home.
She was born July 1, 1934, in Roodhouse, the daughter of Floyd W. and Mary Helen Jones Wilcox. She married Thomas B. Ryder in 1974; he died in 2001.
Mrs. Ryder graduated from Roodhouse Community High School in 1951 and attended Blackburn College for one year. She worked at Roodhouse National Bank for 41 years. She was a longtime member of Richwood Baptist Church since 1948, where she served as church clerk and was a former Sunday school treasurer and teacher, and member of Chapter BU of PEO Sisterhood in Roodhouse. She also served as Richwood Cemetery trustee.
Survivors: stepson, Tom (wife, Peggy) Ryder of Springfield; stepdaughter, Janet DeLassus of Godfrey; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brother, Dan (wife, Dotty) Wilcox of Hickory, N.C.; sister, Carol (husband, Lowell) Coker of Keokuk, Iowa; two nieces; and a nephew.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Roodhouse. Burial: Richwoods Cemetery, east of Roodhouse.
Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse is in charge of arrangements.
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