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Bellville Times
Septmber 2003

Funeral services for Patsy Rider, 76, of Wharton, Texas (formerly of Wallis) were held Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 9 a.m. from Guardian Angle Catholic Church in Wallis with Rev. Richard Johnston, S.C.J. celebrating the funeral mass and rite of committal. Interment was at Oak- land Cemetery in Navasota, Texas.

Serving as pallbearers were David Cervenka, Jay Cervenka, Rolf Krueger II, Matthew Cornejo and Steven Harper.

Born Patsy Ruth Miller in Pittsburg, Texas, the daughter of Johnnie and Ethel (Mullins) Miller. She was raised in Navasota, graduated from Navasota High School and was a graduate of Jeff Davis Nursing School with a Registered Nursing degree. In April of 1949, Patsy and Mr. Bill Rider were married with ceremony held at St. Lukes Methodist Church in Houston. Patsy was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Patsy Ruth Rider died Sunday, September 7, 2003 in Houston, Texas. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Clair and Rolf Krueger of Wallis, Patsy and Steven Harper of Richmond; sons John Rider of Los Angeles, California, William Rider, Jr., of Houston; grandchildren Matthew, Christine, Kelly, Melissa, Cara Beth, Rolf II and three great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents Johnnie and Ethel Miller, husband Bill Rider, brothers Albert and Johnny Miller, sisters Ethel Clair Miller and Mary Lawson.

Funeral services under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, Wallis, Texas.

Posted by Joy Neely

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