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Margaret Pauline Ridge
Margaret Pauline RidgeGrapevine TreeMargaret Pauline Ridge, age 84 of Marysville, died Friday evening September 30, 2011 at the Gables at Green Pastures in Marysville.  She was born October 11, 1926 in Richwood to the late Wayne and Lauretta (Scharf) Brown.

On November 3, 1944 she married Hugh Ridge Jr. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in LaRue and he died July 18, 2002.  She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Ronald Hugh Ridge; a son-in-law, Ron Cunningham; a grandson, Christopher Cunningham; and a brother, Paul E. “Bud” Brown.

She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marysville and Carpe Diem Club.  Until her husband’s death she enjoyed attending craft shows, displaying their many grapevine trees and wreaths.  The most important thing in her life was being involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by three daughters, Toby (Larry) Collier, Marysville; Barbara (Duane) Kavanagh, Richwood; Laurie (Mike) Goddard, Richwood; eight grandchildren, Chad (Melissa) Cunningham, Curt (Lisa) Cunningham, Carrie (James Dean) Cunningham, Amy (Jeff) Price, Molly (Marc) Mendoza and Brooke (Brian) Foster, Abby Goddard; and Drew (Sarah) Goddard; great-grandchildren, Keaton and Kenzie Cunningham; Chloe and Callie Cunningham; Nicholas and Graham Price; Mac and Hank Mendoza; and Dakota Dean; brother-in-law, Ralph (Helen) Ridge, Richwood; sisters-in-law, Willela Sanchez, Tucson, Arizona; Margaret Jane (Stanley) Beery, Richwood; Beverly Ridge, Richwood.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marysville with Rev. David Poliafico officiating.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 7:30 PM on Tuesday at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood where a Rosary Service will be held at 7:30 PM.

Memorial gifts may be made to Richwood North Union Alumni Association, in care of the funeral home.

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#1 from: Andrew & Sarah Oberdier
Charleston, SC
Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 9:19 PM

We were very sorry to hear of Great Aunt Margaret's passing.  Our thoughts are with the Collier, Kavanagh, and Goddard families as well as the Ridge family.

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#3 from: Angela Phipps
Mt Victory
Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Toby, Barb, and Laurie so sorry to hear of your mom's passing our families have been friends for so many years can always remember your mom and dad and my mom and dad sitting around the kitchen table having coffee and talking and laughing for hours..she will be missed...god bless and comfort each of you during this difficult time

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#5 from: Kathy Ridge
Marion, Ohio
Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 2:47 PM

You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. We pray that your memories will sustain you and uplift you going forward.

Brad & Kathy Ridge

#6 from: John and Debby Cacchio
Dublin, OH
Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 2:30 PM

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

#7 from: Karen Wheeler Kellogg
Caledonia, Oh
Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Barb, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

#8 from: Sharon Ridge Yantis
Portage, MI.
Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Please know that we have lifted your family up in prayers as you celebrate the life of your dear Mother, Margaret and my Aunt this past week.  So sorry that we were unable to attend the calling hours and funeral, but I was in Grand Rapids for two days for a Regional Garden Club Convention.  

We are certainly thinking of you and sending you are deepest sympathy in your loss.  May God give you comfort at this difficult time in your lives.

Love, Joe and Sharon Yantis

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