April 29, 2011
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 11:00 A.M. OakDale Cemetery
Monday, May 02, 2011 5-8 p.m.
Thelma “Ruth” Ridder, 82 of Urbana, passed away, Friday, April 29, 2011 in the Mercy McAuley Center, Urbana.
She was born January 26, 1929 in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of the late Oscar Earl and Dorothy Isabelle (Kilbury) Fields.
Ruth was an avid bridge player and enjoyed knitting and needlework.
She is survived by her daughters, Terri (Phil) Upchurch, Sherri (Kenny) Johnson, Danna (George) Walker and Kelli (Phil) VanBuskirk all of Urbana; her grandchildren, Steve (Valeria) Upchurch of Urbana, Greg (Kim) Upchurch of Urbana, Tony Johnson of New Paris, Shanna Glassburn of Urbana, Shane Glassburn of Springfield, Chad (Amanda) VanBuskirk of Urbana, Nikki (Geoff) Benz of Urbana and 17 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Allen Ridder whom she married, July 17, 1948 and a grandson, David Johnson.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana with Rev. Nancy Hardin officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, INC., P.O. Box 15120 Chicago, IL 60693 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3797 Summit Glen Dr. G100, Dayton, Ohio 45449.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com