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Thelma Marie Ridgeway 1925-2012

POSTED March 6, 2012 6:19 p.m.

GREAT BEND — Thelma Marie Ridgeway, 86, died March 4, 2012 at Medical Lodge of Kinsley.
She was born June 2, 1925 at Dallas, S.D., the daughter of Oliver and Helen Emma (Stone) Nelson.
She married Fredrick C. Ridgeway Jan. 14, 1944, in Dighton. He died October 10, 1986.
She was a homemaker. Mrs. Ridgeway was a Great Bend resident since 1943 coming from Chadron, Neb. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Eagles Auxiliary, both of Great Bend.
Survivors include a son, Wayne Ridgeway, Great Bend; a daughter, Marsha Nelson, Denver, Colo.; 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Symank; a brother, Robert Nelson; and a daughter-in-law, Shelly Ridgeway.
A Graveside Service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, March 9 at Pawnee Rock Cemetery in Pawnee Rock The Reverend James A. Strasen officiating. Interment will be at the Pawnee Rock Cemetery.
Visitation is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 to 10 a.m. Friday both at Bryant Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home   
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS, 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, March 7, 2012


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