She is survived by her 3 children, Teresa Ryder, John (Vicki) Lienhart, and Aletha Alton; grandchildren, Rodney and Robert Lienhart, Zachary and Nicholas Ryder, and Hannah and Jarred Alton; great-granddaughter, Kinsey Lienhart; her mother, Ardith Beardslee; sister, Sherry Reese; aunt, Edith Khole; uncles, Elton (Nancy) Sellers and Gene (Sarah) Sellers; nephew, Ron Reese; niece, Renee Reese; and many cousins and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her father, John F. Beardslee in 1992, and son-in-law Larry Ryder.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with Stephen Ezop, Chaplain, Heartland Hospice officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.