Alice May (Ryder) Shenefield, age 93, passed away August 21st at home in Delton, MI following a short illness, surrounded by family. Alice was born to George and Harriet Ryder in Vicksburg and grew up there. During WW2 she worked at Eaton Manufacturing where she met Vaud Shenefield, formerly of Coldwater. They married and raised their family in Kalamazoo, where she was active in the Kalamazoo First Baptist Church and her children's schools. She worked at Town and Country grocery store. Following their retirement Alice and Vaud renovated the family cottage on Rose Lake in Coldwater where they spent summers, while wintering in Florida. In1987 they moved to Florida full time where they made many wonderful memories. Both Vaud and Alice loved to entertain and they hosted many parties there. They were also travel hosts to numerous destinations around the world and they were very loved. Several years ago they moved back to Michigan to be closer to family. Vaud passed away Oct. 5, 2015 . Alice loved to play cards, especially bridge, read, work jigsaw puzzles, and knitted countless throws for family and friends. She leaves behind a large, loving family. Preceding her in death were her parents, siblings, daughter in law Phyllis Shenefield, son in law Bruce Gilbert, and grandson David Shenefield. Survivors include daughters Louie Gilbert, Canton, GA, Penny (Ward) Goff, Delton, son Tom (Sharon) Shenefield, Coldwater and grandchildren Mick (Cindy) Gilbert, Brian (Beth) Gilbert, Julie (Kyle) Aukerman, Joely (Jesse) Lyons, Jill (Jason) Howland, Justie (Les) Brewer, Tom Bersanno, Steve (Heather) Shenefield, Mark (Jill) Shenefield, Russ (Kelly) Porter, Robb (Rhonda) Porter; 31 Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, including special niece, Susie Fulton, who was their caregiver the past few years. A gathering of family and friends will take place at Grove Street Cafe in Delton Friday, August 25th at 6:00. A family graveside service will be held in the summer.