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Corrine Rider Ward

July 23, 1927 ~ December 6, 2021 (age 94)


Corrine Rider Ward of Holt,

Passed away December 6, 2021, at the age of 94.  Corrine was born in Lansing, July 23, 1927, the daughter of Harold and Gertrude (Schroeder) Rider.  She was in the first class to graduate from Sexton High School in 1945.  Corrine enjoyed theater, was an avid reader, loved sewing, needlework, and knitting.  She volunteered as a docent at several museums during her life.  She spent 22 years as an Army wife where a love of travel was instilled in this little girl from Lansing.  Corrine spent most of her adult life traveling the world giving her much joy.

Corrine is survived by her daughter, Linda (Richard) Fairchild of Eaton Rapids; sons Thomas (Kathy) Ward of AZ, William (Deborah) Ward of TN; grandchildren Michael (Leah) Hose, Corrine Hose, Kathleen (Jesse) Hull, Lindsey (Mason) Fischer; 11 great grandchildren; brother, William Rider of Grand Ledge; sister Patricia Rider of Mason.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services will be held later in the spring.  Those desiring may make memorial contributions to your local VFW or American Legion.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids.  To leave online condolences for the family, please visit our website,

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