Margaret L. Rider, 80

Margaret L. Rider, 80, of 160 Watercrest Drive, St. Marys, died at 11:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at her residence.

She was born on Sept. 12, 1931, in Rossburg, to Jesse and Edith (Compton) Ross, and they preceded her in death.

On June 27, 1953, at Shook’s Chapel in Darke County, she married Allen L. Rider, and he survives.

She is also survived by a son, Jeffrey (Joyce) Rider of Ansonia; a daughter, Cynthia (Irvin) Coats of St. Marys; seven grandchildren, Ashley Steineke, Sara Coats, Joseph Rider, Cory Coats, Jamie Coats, Sheena Kocher and Alex Grote; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Myers of St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Ross.

She was a 1950 graduate of Ansonia High School. She was a homemaker and attended the First Baptist Church in St. Marys. The lives of her grandchildren were of utmost importance to her.

Rites are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), in St. Marys, with the Rev. Mark Foor officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to First Baptist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be expressed via