Riddle, Lauretta Frances climbed the golden stairs to heaven on May 20, 2020, she was promoted to Glory. She passed away very peacefully at age 92 after spending her last month's joyously at the lake that she loved. She was born November 9,1927 in Grand Rapids, MI to Nicholas Visser and Irene (Page) Visser. She married the love of her life Charles E Riddle Sr. on Dec 26, 1947 and together they moved to Kalamazoo to start their lives together until Feb. 25, 2003 when Chuck passed after celebrating 55 years of marriage. Employed with Michigan Bell Telephone Co. for 38 years, in the early years Laurettas's voice could be heard by calling the "time lady", "at the tone the time will be…" Her retirement allowed more time for her volunteer work in her church The Salvation Army and community. Serving as a Soldier in the Salvation Army was her highest honor, on the Corps Council and as Home League secretary for 25 years. Leading many Bible studies, she had recently started one with new friends, she so loved the Lord and wanted to share that with everyone. Extremely passionate about her work with veterans at the VA Hospital through the American Legion Axillary, and awarded a lifetime membership, held many offices, past president on the local, district, department levels and National Executive Chairwoman. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren filled up her heart. She was adored by them and she always told them "I love you more". She was a master game player and she was competitive, even the kiddos had to beat her fair and square. A talented seamstress, she loved crocheting. She felt so blessed to have her family and friendships, she had great faith and not afraid to say it and knew where she was headed. She prayed for people every day no matter how she was feeling herself. Lauretta will be remembered for her zest for life, she was an extremely independent and generous woman devoted to her family. She was adventures until the end going on a motorcycle ride and a hot air balloon ride, she loved boat rides most. She was a social butterfly and never missed an opportunity to make a new friend and always looking for someone to play cards with. She was known for her sense of humor and telling it like it is. Eating ice cream was a highlight of her day. Her loving spirit will be so greatly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband and her son Laurence C. Riddle. She is survived by her children, Terri (Kevin) George, Charles (Deborah) Riddle Jr., Laura (Rick) Barta, Beth (Jeff) Cobb who is like a daughter to her, 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and there will be a celebration of life at a later date when it is safe to gather due to Covid 19. Memorials may be made to: Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan and The Salvation Army- Women's Ministry.