of Haysville, KS
January 28, 1931 - August 18, 2023
Nell Maxine Rider, of Haysville, Kansas, (formerly Hot Springs, Arkansas) went to be with the Lord on August 18th, 2023, at the age of 92.Maxine was born the fourth daughter to Elisha Gray & Daisy Lou (Weaver) Kent on January 28th, 1931, in Batesville, Arkansas.Maxine was raised in Batesville where she lived through the Second World War, attended Batesville schools, and played basketball. She also attended college in Batesville, Arkansas.The Batesville newspaper had requested people to write letters to the service men from Batesville to keep their spirits up in the Korean War. Maxine wrote to a service man, Edward Rider, where they corresponded frequently. Maxine and Ed fell in love.On September 1, 1952, she married the love of her life, Edward Garfield Rider, and they raised a son and daughter in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.She worked as an accountant in the automotive industry before venturing out to open her own successful business, Music Land Inc, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1973. She opened 2 other businesses after moving from Pine Bluff in 1983 to Hot Springs, Arkansas (Baldwin Piano & Organ) and temporarily to Wichita, Kansas (Baldwin Piano & Organ Center).Once her husband, Edward, retired from Otasco, Inc in Wichita, Kansas in 1986, they moved back to Hot Springs, Arkansas where they opened an auction (Rider Auction) and antique store (Oldies & Goodies).She loved music, antiques, garage sales, birds. She enjoyed going to the horse races in Hot Springs, Arkansas with her best friend Rachel Mills, playing Bingo and going to casinos. Her greatest joy was her children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren.She was an amazing woman, loved by many and will be greatly missed.Loving Survivors include her daughter, Lisa (Bryan) Hyde of Haysville; grandsons: Michael (Gabrielle) Hyde of Wichita, KS, Shawn (Emily) Hyde of Kansas City, KS & Jonathan Hyde of Haysville, KS; great-grandchildren: Lennon Hyde, Jordan Hyde, Hunter Hyde & Leilani Hyde; sister-in-law: Patricia Rider of Batesville, AR and several nieces and nephews.She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward Rider; her only son, Ronald Keith Rider; her parents, Elisha and Daisy Kent; her sisters, Bonnie Ray Kent, Eloise Kent, Lou Alice (Dayton) Parrish; brother-in-law, Frankie Rider; sister-in-law, Jean Womack and several other family members.Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m., Thursday, August 31, 2023 at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home Chapel, with Graveside Service to follow at Egner Cemetery, Hwy 14 East, Salado, AR Thursday, August 31st, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home, Batesville, AR
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Lisa and Family, I send my love and prayers for the Lord to hold you tight.Your Mother was one of the kindest, loving and sharing loving lady's I have ever known. She had been another Mother to me and I have so many wonderful memories. I can still hear her voice and her sweet laugh! She loved full heartedly. My heart knows she is playing the organ in heaven. Love you sweet Lisa. R.I.P. Mama Maxine
My deepest sympathy for you & your families. I always enjoyed working for them, they was like family to me too. Love & prayers
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Sorry to hear that Maxine has passed. My father, John Reaves Kent, and Maxine were first cousins. I spent lots of time with her mother and father when I was young.