White Sulphur Springs-Ida Lynch Alderman, 85, entered peacefully into rest on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014.
A faithful servant of Jesus Christ, Ida loved the Lord. She cherished her family and spending quiet time with her bible reading. She lived a simple life and enjoyed a good meal, attending church, feeding and watching the birds and doing her part to care for any animals that she owned or encountered.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Evelyn Reickauer and Edith Baldwin; grandson, Christopher Alderman; and ex-husband, G. Silas Alderman.
Survivors include six children, Rena Houdyshell (Tim), Norma Jean Luther (Harry), Charles Alderman (Lisa), David Alderman (Cyndi), Janice Carpenter (Paul) and Frank Alderman (Jayna); seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Her funeral service was conducted at the Bethesda Temple of Praise on Route 92, White Sulphur Springs on Wednesday, May 14 where Pastor Brian Matthews officiated.
The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
A private burial followed at Alvon United Methodist Church Cemetery in Alvon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ida’s memory to Friends For Life, Inc., animal sanctuary, RR02, Lewisburg, WV 24901, phone: 304-667-1387.
Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.