Gilford E. Rider

February 15th

Gilford E. Rider, 88, of New Paris, IN passed away February 13 at 9:46 AM at Goshen General Hospital.

He was born February 1, 1922 in Whitley County, IN to Scott E. & E. Mildred (Ritter) Rider.  On August 5, 1944 he married Bonetha McClellan who survives.  He was a farmer and worked for Smoker Craft from 1962-1977.  In 1995 he retired from Home Crest.  He was a member of both the Peoples Bible Church and the Grace Bible Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife Bonetha Rider of New Paris.  2 Sons – Clifford (Ruth) Rider of Leesburg & Bruce (Marjorie) Rider of Goshen.

8 Grandchildren & 8 Great-grandchildren.  2 Sisters – Sharlene Davis & Luella Adams.  He was preceded by 1 sister, 2 brothers & 1 granddaughter.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 16 from 2-4 & 6-8 at the Eastlund Funeral Home.

Services will be Wednesday, February 17 at 10 AM at the funeral home with Pastors Dan Haifley & John Randolph officiating.

Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Wilmot.

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