Virginia “Ginny” Krider, 80, of Whitestown, IN, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. She was born on June 1, 1943, in Beech Grove, IN, to the late Robert and Mary (Haverkamp) Batt. She graduated from Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis in 1961 and went on to attend Indiana Central College (which is now UIndy). She lived in many places throughout her life, Indiana, Wisconsin, Indiana again, Florida, Indiana again, and then she and her husband moved back to Florida in 1999. She relocated to Whitestown in February of 2023.
Much of her life was spent helping others. Throughout her life she worked in the offices of several different companies, including not-for-profit organizations. She and her husband spent many years doing volunteer disaster relief work with the NOMADS (a group of volunteers who travel throughout the country in their RVs doing work to rebuild lives, homes and facilities) and for UMCOR, (United Methodist Committee on Relief) which helps with all levels of disaster relief. Not long after Hurricane Andrew she and Ora went to work at Miami Dade Disaster Response (MDDR) where she maintained the office and Ora helped coordinate inspection and repair of damaged homes.
Most recently she worked at ECHO Global Farm in Fort Myers, Florida, another not-for-profit organization. One high point of her time there was when she traveled to Burkina Faso in Africa to help with their annual conference. She retired from ECHO in 2018 but continued as a volunteer with them until 2020. She was a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers, working as a volunteer with them as well. She also volunteered with the Historic Maple Grove Foundation in Huntingburg, IN, initially helping to get their website and social media platforms developed and setting up their donation software system.
Ginny was very tech savvy and was always eager to help people figure out their electronic devices. Many people leaned on her for that assistance. She loved jigsaw puzzles, IU basketball, Colts and Dolphins football, computers, music, photography, coloring mandalas, her family, and her cat Bandy.
She is survived by step-sons Rodney Krider, Ora (Kathy) Krider III, and Mark Krider; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Jane Claffey; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Ora Krider Jr.; two brothers, Bob Batt and Rick Batt; two sisters, Lucille Hemmer and Dottie Thomas; and her beloved cat Bandy.
There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date, please check back for updates.
Cremation Arrangements provided by Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence, IN. Ginny’s final resting place will be next to her husband at Clinton Falls Cemetery, Clinton Township, IN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ECHO Global Farm, 17391 Durrance Road, North Fort Myers, FL 33917 - echonet.org; or Historic Maple Grove Foundation, PO Box 60, 6685 S 585 W, Huntingburg, IN 47542 - historicmaplegrovehuntingburg.org. To honor her life, live every day in the best possible way – help someone else.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ginny Krider, please visit our flower store.