Joan Rider, 95

Joan F. Rider, age 95, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday evening, June 20, 2018, at her home.
She was born June 18, 1923, in Constantine, one of nine children, to Roy and Florence (Raifsnider) Preston.
Joan resided most of her life in Sturgis. On Dec. 31, 1941, she married Bobby F. Rider in Adrian, and was happily married until his death July 17, 1978.
Joan was a devoted homemaker, mother and grandmother.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sturgis. She enjoyed playing bridge with the girls, knitting and crossword puzzles. She was a loyal fan of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Pistons and usually could be found watching all their televised games. Joan had hobbies and interests, but what she truly loved was time spent with family and rocking her cat Bubba on her lap.
She is survived by her two daughters, Karen (Al) St. Germain of Sturgis and Shirley (Richard) Kay of Plano, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Diana Oberdick of Florida; a granddaughter, Angela (Lee) Bentley of Florida; two grandsons, Philip St. Germain and Joshua (Jennifer) St. Germain, both of Sturgis; two great-grandchildren, Paeslii and Sutter St. Germain, both of Sturgis; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Roy Rider; an infant daughter, Barbara Ann Rider; five sisters, Mary Large, Margaret Trowbridge, Katherine Leister, Cora May Lambert and Bette VanZant; and three brothers, Roy, Mark and James Preston.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2018, at First United Methodist Church, Kimball Chapel. A memorial service celebrating the life of Joan F. Rider will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. The Rev. Jeanne Garza will officiate. Private burial of the ashes will take place at a later date at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Rider’s memory consider First United Methodist Church, 200 Pleasant Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091.
Her obituary is also atĀ www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com, where personal messages may be left for the family.

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