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Louise S. Rider, 86

August 04, 2007

MARCH 17, 1921-AUG. 1, 2007

Louise Stoner Rider, 86, of 1036 Benjamin Place, Hagerstown, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at her home surrounded by her family.

Born Thursday, March 17, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Russell M. Stoner and the late Verna Giles Stoner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Rider, in 1996.

She was employed with Potomac Edison, retiring in 1983 after 21 years of service. She was a member of the John Wesley United Methodist Church, Potomac Edison Forerunners, A.A.R.P. and Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion Auxiliary.

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She is survived by her daughter, Sharon L. Giles of Hagerstown; son, David R. Rider and wife Elizabeth M. Hopkinson of Hagerstown; sister, Doris Jane Wood of Hagerstown; brother, Ret. Brigadier General Richard L. Stoner and wife Linda of Crossville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Kelly M. Giles of Baltimore and Lindsay A. Rider of Miami Beach, Fla.; two grandsons, Matthew T. Giles of Hagerstown and Benjamin D. Rider and wife Laura of Hagerstown; niece, Rebecca J. Wood of Hagerstown; two nephews, Michael D. Stoner of Chicago and Gregory L. Stoner of San Antonio; very special friends, Carolyn and David Motz of Hagerstown; Stacie Montgomery of Chambersburg, Pa. and Cristin Rydzcwski of Hagers-town.

Services will be held Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at 10 a.m. from the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Chaplain Steve Taylor officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 5.

Interment will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to John Wesley United Methodist Church, 129 North Potomac Street, or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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