Helen M. Rider, 89


Helen M. Rider of Davenport, Iowa died on March 19, 2024.

Celebration of life services were held at Newcomb Presbyterian Church in Davenport on Tuesday, March 26 with burial at the National Cemetery in Rock Island, Ill. beside her loving husband Carleton. "Now they will listen to the chimes together." Memorials may be left to Newcomb Presbyterian and online condolences may be expressed at www.weerts.com. 

Helen was born on Aug. 9, 1934, the daughter of Esther and B. Lee Norton of Wilton. She married Carleton A. Rider in Rock Island on Oct. 31, 1964. He preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 2007. Helen worked in the bookkeeping department for Advance Homes and retired after 26 years as office manager for Newman Drywall, Inc. Helen also served at Newcomb Presbyterian for several years and was very active with the Kid's Club.

Helen will be forever missed by those left behind, her daughter Christine Wieckhorst, son Jeffrey (Pamela) Sambdman; granddaughters, Ann Marshall, Robyn Taff, Audrey Henderson, and Jamie Sambdman; six great-grandchildren; brother Donald (Sue) Norton of Durant, IA and sister LeAnn (Donald) Rahlf of Wilton, IA and many friends. 

Helen wanted to express her sincere gratitude to all her family and friends that added so much love and joy to her life, especially her granddaughter Jamie.