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Beverly J. Landt-Rider, 58, Ankeny

Beverly J. Landt-Rider, age 58, of Ankeny, Iowa, died Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 2210 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa, with a luncheon to follow. Condolences may be expressed online at Born July 11, 1963, in Melbourne, Iowa, Beverly Jean Landt-Rider was the daughter of Larry and Mary (Roskopf) Landt.

She grew up on the family farm near Melbourne and graduated from West Marshall High School in 1981. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State University in 1985. Bev was united in marriage to Thomas D. Rider on June 8, 1991, in Melbourne. They made their home in Marshalltown and were blessed with two children, Barry and Jordan. She was a member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Marshalltown. In August of 2014, Bev and Tom moved to Ankeny. Bev enjoyed keeping in touch with friends near and far on Facebook and other social media sites.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Tom; two children, Barry Landt-Rider of Johnston, and Jordan Landt-Rider of Ankeny; her mother, Mary (Jim) Allen of Marshalltown; a brother, Boomer (Stephanie) Landt of Melbourne; and niece Macy Landt and fiancé Nate Casady of State Center. She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Landt.

Ames Monument & Cremation Center has been entrusted with the care of Beverly and her family.


  1. Earl Hofer on August 4, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    My condolences and prayers go out to Bevs family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Matthew Cooper on August 4, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    So sorry and surprised by Bev’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with Bev’s family.

  3. Shirley Garretson on August 9, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear Bev passed away. I remember going to your house as your Avon Lady. Bev and Boomer were little and oh so cute. May God be with you all at this difficult time. Sincerely, Shirley Garretson

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