Mary Ruth Rider, age 86, died Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehab Center in Mt. Vernon, IN. Mary was born in Cave In Rock on March 11, 1929 to the late Robert and Nillie Lampbert. She was married in 1947 to Willard Rider who preceded her in death. Mary was a Baptist by faith and had attended the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Cave In Rock. Mary Ruth is survived by two sons, Earl (Linda) Rider of New Haven, and Mike (Sharon) Rider of Evansville, IN; two daughters, Judy (David) Moore of WV and Rita (Donnie) James of Evansville, IN; six grandchildren, Rob Rider, Kenneth Cox, Michelle Cox, Mandy Moore, Aaron James and April James; and two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; along with brothers, Utah, James, and Roosevelt Lampbert; and sisters, Robie Irby, Wawneeda Fry, Mildred Rider, June Lampbert and Myrtle Lampbert. Graveside services were held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Cave In Rock, IL. Rev. Harry Spivey officiated. Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway was entrusted with the arrangements. You may leave a note of comfort to the family at http://www.coxandson.com/ .

Hardin County Independent April 9, 2015