Beverly J. Landt-Rider
July 11, 1963 - July 29, 2021

Beverly J. Landt-Rider

Beverly J. Landt-Rider
Jul 11, 1963 - Jul 29, 2021

Beverly J. Landt-Rider
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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.


Healing Registry on Aug 9, 2021

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David and Robin Miller on Aug 10, 2021

Dear Tom, Barry, Jordan, Boomer, Mary, and Jim:
We were so sorry to hear of Bev's passing. We have always enjoyed our Iowa visits immensely and are thinking of you now. May time help you heal and bring you peace.
Sincerely, David & Robin Miller

Dennis Bogaard on Aug 9, 2021

So sorry to hear the sad news of Bev's passing. Bev was a long time friend from our time at Iowa State, and I always enjoyed talking to her during our Converse Reunions. Tom, Barry, and Jordan, and the rest of her family you are in my thoughts and prayers. Dennis Bogaard

Cynthia Owens on Aug 8, 2021

CandleTom, Barry, Jordan and extended family. I am so sorry for your loss. I got to know Bev through the Fairyland game we played on Facebook. We talked often about our shared faith and our college Big XII rivalry as I graduated from the University of Oklahoma and Bev from Iowa State. We also had many long phone calls. I was so hoping once Covid-19 cleared up we would get the chance to meet in person. Sadly that day will have to wait until I get to talk/ see Bev in heaven. May God give you all the peace and comfort you need as you mourn the loss of sweet Bev. Blessings, Cynthia Owens

Karen Stewart on Aug 5, 2021

I only knew Bev through facebook and am shocked and saddened to hear of her passing. I followed her posts with interest and thought she was a wonderful, strong person who tried to enjoy life to the full. I will miss her postings and am sending condolences to her family.

joyce lang barron on Aug 4, 2021

so sad to hear of Bev's passing. we only knew each other in passing but would always enjoy a nice chat when we ran into each other. prayers and love to you all. Joyce Lang Barron

David Soorholtz on Aug 4, 2021

Shelly and I were very sad to hear of Bev’s passing. Our sympathies to you all. Even 50 years later I still remember her as the little neighbor kid.
David & Shelly Soorholtz

Kim Tomic on Jul 31, 2021

My absolute favorite picture of all the crazy things that we did in our kitchen! I love you bunches and bunches! Tom, Barry and Jordan, I love you bunches and bunches too.

Kim Tomic on Jul 31, 2021

Jeff and Cindy Larson, Arizona on Jul 31, 2021

Sending prayers to Tom and the kids and all family members.

Martha Wilson on Jul 31, 2021

Sending our thought and prayers for strength to those left to mourn and peace to Bev who fought so hard.
Jim and Martha Wilson & Family

Mrs. Julie Miller, MMS teacher on Jul 31, 2021

Barry and Jordan, May this quote from Leo Buscaglia provide some comfort: "I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought, and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love."

Jan zatovich on Jul 31, 2021

Bev, I will always remember you. And fondly remember the friendship we shared through the love of our Corgis !

Jan zatovich on Jul 31, 2021

For the love of our Corgis

Boomer Landt on Jul 30, 2021

August 1975

James Kelehan on Jul 30, 2021

I missed making her a birthday cake for a few years, and she gave me a hard time about it!

Jim Kelehan

Yvette Meyer on Jul 30, 2021

What a brave fight Bev made over the years battling cancer. I am sorry for your families loss, she will be missed.

Cheri Hansen on Jul 30, 2021

Bev Landt-Rider was such a kind and generous person. I've known her for such a short time - 1 1/2 yrs. We were introduced by a mutual friend after I found out that I had breast cancer. Bev introduced me to her oncologist who she loved and is now my doctor. Bev was such a huge help to me and continued to be such a good example for me in my life. I will always remember her courage to keep fighting as she did. She loved her family dearly. I am sorry she had to leave us so soon, but I am sure she is with God. Sending love and prayers to Bev and her loving family.❤



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St. Thomas Acquinas Catholic Church
2210 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA, United States 50014
11:00 AM
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at St. Thomas Acquinas Catholic Church, 2210 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014. A luncheon will follow.

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