A Memorial Service for Myrtle Rider Mateer, 89, will be Saturday, April 19, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Kentucky, at 11 a.m. Mrs. Mateer passed away January 9, 2014, at Stringfellow Hospital in Anniston, Ala. Mrs. Mateer was preceded in death by her husband, Richard S. Mateer PhD, and their son, Thomas J. Mateer. She is survived by two daughters; Margaret Aderholdt, of Jacksonville, Ala. and Susan Gilbert of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Howard H. Rider, Jr.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Myrtle Mateer was born August 13, 1924, in Niles, Ohio. She graduated from Western College for Women in Miami, Ohio. She worked as a chemist at Carnegie Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she met her husband. As a wife she was lovingly devoted to her family, church and community. She supported her children by leading Girl Scout troops and teaching Sunday School. Myrtle was a dedicated member of First Presbyterian Church serving as a deacon and president of The Women of the Church. This group of women have recognized her with an Honorary Lifetime Membership. She traveled the world with her husband as he represented the University of Kentucky Engineering and Mining Dept. She welcomed visitors for 30 years as a tour guide of the bluegrass horse farms and historical Lexington. Following her husband's death in 2009 she moved to Anniston, Ala. to be near her daughters. Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 174 N. Mill Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507 or to the
. Online condolences to the family at www.klbrownfuneralhome.com. K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W., Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on Apr. 13, 2014