Sally Larkin Kryder, 91, Luther Acres resident, pastor’s wife, fervent volunteer

By on January 28, 2015

Sally Larkin Kryder, 91, died peacefully at her home in Lititz, with her family by her side on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.

She was the daughter of the late Harry Hubbard Larkin and Ruth Williams Larkin. Her husband of 68 years, the Rev. Edward Hemington Kryder, preceded her in death in 2011.

Sally was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y. She attended the Buffalo Seminary, graduating in 1941, after which she attended Wheelock College in Boston until her marriage in 1943 to Edward. Throughout her life she was a happy, fun-loving, giving person who dedicated herself to helping her family and others, never shying away from any difficulties life presented.

She defined the role of clergy wife with grace and poise, supporting her husband and their work together, helping others in a quiet way. She was loved by an extended community in the various places she lived, serving as a hospice, hospital, and Meals on Wheels volunteer and was a founder of Corner House Nursery School at Calvary Church, Williamsville, N.Y. She worked at Paul Springs Retirement Community in Alexandria, Va., from 1986 to 2003. She and Edward retired to Luther Acres in 2003 and attended St. James Episcopal Church.

Sally is survived by her five children: Katrina Kryder Ford, David Larkin Kryder (Joy Kryder), Thomas Marshall Kryder-Reid (Elizabeth Kryder-Reid), John Benson Kryder (Dori Marshall), and Anne Kryder Almy-Webber (Benton Webber); 13 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by a grandson: Robert H. Ford; and her two brothers: Harry H. Larkin Jr. and Daniel I. Larkin.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Sally at the Chapel at Luther Acres at 600 E. Main St., Lititz, on Friday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. David Peck officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Sally can be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 or St. James Episcopal Church, 119 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602.

Online condolences may be posted at thegroffs.com. The Groffs Family Funeral & Cremation Services was entrusted with the arrangements.

 

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