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Obituaries

Obituaries

Helen L. Ridgeway 1917 - 2007 Lawrence

Graveside services for Helen L. Ridgeway, 89, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rochester Cemetery in Topeka. Memorial services will be later in Orange Park, Fla.Mrs. Ridgeway died Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.She was born May 29, 1917, in Carbondale, the daughter of George and Alice Musick Poth. She graduated from Topeka High School and attended Clark's Business School. She had lived in Topeka and Tucson, Ariz.She worked for Stauffer Publications for more than 20 years. She later received a real estate license and sold homes that she and her husband built.She married Russell Ridgeway on Aug. 20, 1938, in Topeka. He died July 6, 1978. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Harold Westerhaus.Survivors include a daughter, Judy Bibler, Orange Park; two sons, John E. Ridgeway and wife Carol, Lawrence, and Randy Ridgeway and wife Diane, Joelton, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel in Topeka, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.The family suggests memorials to Heart of America Hospice, 1311 Wakarusa Drive, Suite 2121, Lawrence 66049.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.penwellgabel.com">www.penwellgabel.com</a>.