Lesta Faye Ribordy, 96, passed away peacefully Monday, December 5, 2022, at Trail Creek Place, with loved ones at her side.
She was born November 23, 1926, in La Porte, Indiana, the daughter of Walter and Etta (Weddle) Zerber and has lived in La Porte for all her life.
On February 24, 1946, in La Porte, Lesta married Howard Ribordy, who preceded her in death on February 16, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Douglas Allen Ribordy; brothers, Oran and Dale Zerber; sisters, Alita Cooper and Nedra "Peg" Compton and granddaughter Leah Ribordy Johnson.
She is survived by her three daughters, Mrs. Linda (Phillip) White of Sylvania, Ohio, Mrs. Susan Ribordy-Brenc of Wheaton, IL, Mrs. Sandra (Terry) Lee of La Porte, IN; grandchildren, Jennifer O'Brien, Matthew White, Jonathon White, Joshua Brenc, Alicia Lee Gerber, Melissa Lee Conroy, Michael Lee, Sheryl Lee Bowers, Jennifer (Rich) Lee Geyers, Nicholas Ribordy, and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Lesta grew up in Stillwell and graduated from Stillwell High School. She was an active member of Door Village United Methodist Church and served many years as choir director and organist. She was also active in Extension Homemakers and served as their county chorus director. In 2001, Lesta retired from LaPorte Hospital where she was an executive secretary in the financial office for Mr.Finkbinder. She was passionate about music and was an avid reader, heading the Great Books series at the La Porte County Library. Lesta enjoyed sewing and crocheting and spending time with her family.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends on Thursday, December 15, 2022, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life service, with a one-hour visitation prior, will be held at Door Village United Methodist Church, in Door Village, IN, on Friday, December 16 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Sam Polito and Reverend Michael Dominick, officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Door Village Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Renita and her staff at Trail Creek Place as well as Deb, Lynn, Karyn, Kelly, and Heather with Aseracare Hospice for their excellent care.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Door Village United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 3502 W. Joliet Rd., La Porte, IN