Ora E. Roider, nee Kalbfleisch, 85, of , Red Bud, IL, went to heaven August 12, 2020, in St. Louis, MO. She was born July 4, 1935, in Belleville, IL.
Her education started at a one room school house, the White School, near Millstadt. After 2 years she then went to grade school in Millstadt. She graduated from Belleville Township High School in 1953. There she was a member of the hiking club, nursing club, dance club, and played string bass in the band. She finished her formal schooling at the University of Missouri in Columbia with a Bachelors in nursing in 1957.
On February 1, 1958 she married her dancing partner for life, Erwin George Roider. He passed away on September 8, 2011. To this union was born Barbara, Rose, Ruth, and Mark.
She was a nurse at St. Clement Hospital for 43 years, much of it as a night supervisor in the emergency room.
In addition to family and work she was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ in Red Bud and their Women's Guild, active in the Monroe County Home Extension and served on their board, and a 4-H leader for the Poettes 4-H club.
She and Erwin enjoyed gardening, baking, going for walks with the dogs, fishing, and most of all spending time with family. She truly treasured all of the grandchildren.
Left to mourn her passing are her daughters Barbara (Waltham) Smith, of Arcola, IL, Rose (Edmond) Bonjour of Stillwater, OK, Ruth (Gary) Sacket of Aline, OK and son Mark (Amy) Roider of Prairie du Rocher, IL. Grandchildren Elliot Smith, Erica (Jacob) Griffith, Sophia (Mike Overby) Bonjour, Ean (Bailey) Bonjour, Nathan Sacket, Natalie (Jordan) Evans, Ethan Sacket, Sgt. Tyler Roider, Katie Roider, and Renee Roider; brother John Kalbfleisch of Millstadt, IL; in-laws Eldon (JoAnn) Roider of Columbia, Erna Roider of Red Bud, Ardell Roider of Columbia, and numerous nieces and nephews, and of course her favorite walking friend Rascal.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband Erwin G. Roider; parents Oliver & Sophia (nee Arnold ) Kalbfleisch; in-laws Edwin (Henrietta) Roider, Elmer Roider, Earl (Ruby) Roider, Edna (Willie) Mueller, Elsie (Edwin) Stadter; and granddaughter Annie Roider.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
St. Peter UCC - Red Bud, IL or Alzheimer's Association
1 PM to 2 PM Saturday, August 15, 2020 at St. Peter United Church of Christ
2 PM Saturday, August 15, 2020 at St. Peter United Church of Christ in Red Bud, IL
Pastor Corey Hartz officiating
Interment at St. Marcus Cemetery in Red Bud, IL
** Please follow all social distancing recommendations at church. Masks will be required and seating will be limited so arrive early. We ask that you please remain outside once the church reaches capacity.**
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