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Barbara Ridenhour

Thursday, August 14, 2008

ESSEX -- Barbara Jean Ridenhour, 76, died Aug. 12, 2008, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter.

Born Oct. 19, 1931, in Dexter, to the late Preston and Eunice Williams Shipman, she was a homemaker and a member of the Broadwater Church of the Brethren in Frisco.

In Wolf Creek, Ore., she married Virgil Ridenhour who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: five sons, Robert Brown of Mayfield, Ky., Ronald Brown of Edwardsville, Ill., Garry Brown, Larry Brown and Dennis Brown of Dexter; one daughter, Debra Kelley of Essex; one brother, Donald Shipman of Grants Pass, Ore.; one sister, Alice Martin of Bernie; and 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. The Rev. Harold Gass will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Hagy Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to the:

Alzheimer's Association

9374 Olive Blvd. Ste. 101

St. Louis, MO 63132-3253