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Claribel Mae (Long) Rider

September 24, 1918 ~ November 15, 2020 (age 102)


Mrs. Claribel Mae Rider, age 102, formerly of Churubusco, Indiana, died Sunday morning, November 15, 2020 at Maggie's House Assisted Living, DeWitt, Iowa, where she had resided for the past few years.

Mrs. Rider was born in Tipton, Iowa, September 24, 1918, to the late James and Martha (Sanders) Long. She married Robert Thomas Rider February 13, 1987, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and he preceded her in death April 15, 2005.  Claribel was the assistant manager for 16 years of Nobson’s Department Store in Fort Wayne.

She was an active member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne and American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary and V.F.W. Post 2749 Auxiliary both in Kendallville, Indiana.

Survivors include, her daughter, Janet Elkins of Clinton, Iowa; sons, Larry Foote of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Jim (Sue) Foote of DeWitt, Iowa; grandchildren, Kevin, Karla, Tina, Melissa, Chris and Mike; fourteen great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and a great-great-great-grandchild; stepsons, Kim Rider of Kendallville, Indiana, and Matt Rider of Angola, Indiana.

Also preceding Claribel in death were her step-son, Steven Rider; sisters, Mary Hardisty and Mildred Schlueter; half-brothers, LaVerne Long, Wayne Long and Kenneth Long and half sisters, Eleanor Moyer and Barbar Moyer.

A graveside service and burial will be held Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville with the Rev. Dale Henderson officiating. 

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