Spring 2013

March 8, 2013, in Augusta, Maine, at 98. She earned a master’s of divinity from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and at age 69 became the first woman to receive a doctor of ministry degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary. After her husband’s death in 1955 she finished his Meditations on the Lord’s Supper, which was published in 1958. She was executive director of YWCAs in Bristol, Tenn., and Asheville, N.C., dean of women at Anderson College and Eastern College, and volunteer resources coordinator at the Selinsgrove State School and Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, John, a son, and a sister, Portia Pendleton Rideout ’34. She is survived by a daughter, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.