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Dorothy Ryder

Dorothy Ryder, age 92, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the Westfield Quality Care in Aurora.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday, October 22nd at the Higby-McQuiston Chapel. Rev. Bob Gannon will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Dorothy Jean Lena Ryder, the daughter of William and Edith (Mathess) Ryder, was born in Aurora, Nebraska on November 28, 1925 and passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on October 18, 2018, at the age of 92.

Dorothy attended school thru the 8th grade in Aurora. She worked at Memorial Hospital in housekeeping and also had several people she cleaned for outside of the hospital. Dorothy was born in the house she lived in her whole life before moving to Hamilton Manor in 2011.

Dorothy enjoyed the activities at the Senior Center and nursing home. She especially loved her dog Casey, who was her faithful companion for 18 years.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her faithful companion, Casey; parents, brother Billy Ryder and four sisters Mabel Ryder, Lillian Pohl, Hazel Ott and Marie Ott.

Dorothy is survived by her nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

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