Louise Ridgeway


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Posted Online: March 14, 2014, 5:30 pm
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Louise Ridgeway, 102, of Silvis, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Iowa, with the Rev. Bill Shewmaker officiating. Visitation with family present will be 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery. Memorials to Vernon Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 24568 110th St., Anamosa, IA 52205.
Louise was born Dec. 9, 1911, in Disco, Ill., to Leslie and Flora Lake St. Clair. She was previously married to Shelby Allard. He preceded her in death. She married Roy Ridgeway on Oct. 15, 1938. He passed away Feb. 1, 2000.
She had been employed at Jefferson County Hospital, Fairfield, Iowa, and was a member of First Christian Church in Fairfield and Keosauqua Christian Church.
She is survived by children, Treva Hawbaker, Fairfield, Leota Boyce, Camdenton, Mo., Louisa (Virgil) McCormick, Moline, Betty Leslie, Aledo, Thomas (LeAnn) Ridgeway, Anamosa, Gary (Debra) Ridgeway, Iowa City, and Sharon (James) Conner, Port Byron; 29 grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Lavelle Ridgeway, Fairfield.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Morgel and Marie Linder; two brothers, Gilbert St. Clair and Archibald St. Clair; a son, Rex Ridgeway; and two sons-in-law, Stanley Boyce and John Hawbaker.












 




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