OBITUARY

Clara Lucille Ryder

September 8, 1932March 20, 2021

On Saturday afternoon, March 20, 2021, Clara Lucille Ryder, 88, of Grand Rapids, MI, went home to be with her Lord and Savior.

Clara was a kind-hearted, generous, and wise woman who loved her family. Clara was born in Hastings, Michigan on September 8, 1932 to the late Howard and Rose Heacock. She was married for 63 years to the late Richard Ryder.

Clara liked planning large family get-togethers where she enjoyed cooking and serving food to her family. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, and homemaking. A good steward of her fiances, Clara was known for being a selfless, generous wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Clara will be remembered for her caring and patient demeanor, qualities that made her a great listener and a patient mediator.

Due to current state restrictions, there will be a private family visitation and funeral.

Clara is preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Rose Heacock of Bowne Center; sisters, Marie Timmers of Caledonia and Alice VanDenBrock of Bowne Center; and her husband, Richard Ryder of Grand Rapids. She is survived by her children Deborah (Daron) Johnson, Mark Ryder, and David (Sarah) Ryder; grandchildren Racheal (Trevor), Jessica (Mike), Matthew, and Joseph; great-grandson Hayden and her brother Howard (Mary) Heacock of Bowne Center.

Friends and family may livestream Funeral Services for Clara Thursday, March 25th at 11AM on Reyers North Valley Chapel Facebook page.

Please consider a memorial contribution made in Clara’s name to Mel Trotter Ministries.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Matthew Johnson
  • Joseph Ryder
  • Trevor Holloway
  • Mike Frederick

Services

  • Life Stream Funeral Service

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

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  • Burial

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

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Sharon Lemaire

March 25, 2021

My condolences to Clara's family. She was a sweet and kind lady. I know she will be missed. Sharon LeMaire

Doreen Timmers

March 25, 2021

Always caring, accepting and loving.

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