Retta Mae Hyder, 71, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 24, 1934, in Stockton, the daughter of William Howard and Ida Mae Lawson Rowland. She married Virgil Lee Hyder on May 15, 1947, in Petaluma, Calif., and he preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 1971. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three sons, Dennis Hyder, Danny Hyder, both of Nevada, and Larry Hyder of Wichita, Kan.; five daughters, Wanda "Susie" Clawson, of Joplin, Faye "Maggie" Grissom, of Nevada, Peggy Dunfield of Jasper, Mo., Winona Hyder of Nevada, and Stephanie Siebert, of Bronaugh; two brothers, Robert Rowland of Cotati, Calif., Larry Rowland of Nevada; 15 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by six brothers and an infant son, Virgil Eugene Hyder.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Terry Mosher officiating. Burial will follow in Wagner Cemetery, Wagner, Mo. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m., on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family in care of Evergreen Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 894, Nevada, MO 64772.