Claribel Mae Rider, age 102, formerly of Churubusco, Indiana died Sunday, November 15, 2020 in DeWitt, Iowa where she resided the past few years. Mrs. Rider was born in Tipton, Iowa on September 24, 1918 to the late James and Martha (Sanders) Long. She married Robert Thomas Rider on February 13, 1987 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and he preceded her in death on April 15, 2005. Claribel was the assistant manager for 16 years with Nobson’s Department Store in Fort Wayne. She was an active member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary and V.F.W. Post 2749 Auxiliary both in Kendallville.
Daughter, Janet Elkins of Clinton, Iowa.
Son, Larry Foote of Bettendorf, Iowa.
Son, Jim and Sue Foote of DeWitt, Iowa.
Six grandchildren: Kevin, Karla, Tina, Melissa, Chris and Mike.
14 great grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren and 1 great-great-great grandchild.
Stepson, Kim Rider of Kendallville.
Stepson, Matt Rider of Angola.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; stepson, Steven Rider; sisters, Mary Hardisty and Mildred Schlueter; half-brothers, LaVerne Long, Wayne Long, Kenneth Long; half-sisters, Eleanor and Barbara Moyer.
Graveside services and burial will be held Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville with Pastor Dale Henderson officiating.
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