Beatrice M. Riding

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Beatrice M. Riding
Beatrice M. Riding, 84, of Butler died Monday afternoon at her home.
Born Nov. 21, 1927, in Herman, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Agnes (Zalibra) Green.
She was a homemaker and also was a crossing guard until the age of 81 at the corner of Chestnut and Cunningham streets in Butler.
Beatrice was a member of the St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Butler. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, making ceramics, playing the organ and, mostly, her cat "Kitty."
Surviving are her five sons, William (Cheryl) Riding of Butler, Harry R. (Lynn) Riding Jr. of Butler, Edward (Linda) Riding of South Carolina, Donald (Gloria) Riding of Butler and Brian (Dawn) Riding of Butler; two daughters, Pamela Spinneweber of Butler and Linda (Donald) Christy of Butler; 13 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Corrine Moore of Butler.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry R. Riding Sr., who she married Jan. 28, 1946, and who died Oct. 1, 1992; two sisters; three brothers; and one granddaughter.
RIDING - Friends of Beatrice M. Riding, who died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 E. Cunningham St., Butler, from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 127 Franklin St., Butler. Interment will follow in Butler County Memorial Park.
The Women's Council of St. Peter will meet at 9:35 a.m. Friday at the church to recite the rosary.
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Published in Butler Eagle on Sept. 26, 2012