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Philomena Teresa Rider

October 15, 1930 July 12, 2018
Philomena Teresa Rider
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Philomena Teresa Rider (Granny), 87, of 1300 First Street, Eldorado, passed away at 8:30 AM Thursday, July 12, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Gallatin County on October 15, 1930, to Philip and (Margaret) Fromm. She drove, with extreme enthusiasm, a school bus for the Gallatin County School District for over 23 years. In her retirement, she volunteered her valuable time to Ferrell Hospital where she delighted patrons in the gift shop. Finally, she devoted many years of her life to being the best Sacristan possible, serving at St. Mary’s Church in Eldorado.
Philomena is survived by eight living children and two siblings. Gene Rider of Minneapolis, MN; Brenda Wilson of Greensboro, NC; Jim Rider of Marble Falls, TX; Danny Rider of Harrisburg, IL; Nancy (Mike) Holland of Eldorado, IL; Dave (Pam) Rider of Ingleside, TX; Jerry Rider (Mary) of Witt, IL; Valerie (Aaron) Goff of Harrisburg, IL; Catherine Childs of St. Louis, MO; and JP (Ruth) Fromm of Ridgway, IL.
Philomena is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Andy (Dawn) Rider (sons: Gavin and Bentley) of Ridgway, IL; Justin Rider of Ingleside, TX; Josh (Yami) Bethel (daughters: Leia and Nina) of Desert Hot Springs, CA; Matthew Holland of Raleigh, IL; Heather (Casey) Rose of Marion, IL; Felicia (Derek) Hargrave (daughter: Kamryn) of Harrisburg, IL; and Ashley Rider of Katy, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Philip John Rider; and six siblings, Marie, Michael, Wilfried, Fern, Rita, and Betty.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado.
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