In memory of
Mary Elizabeth Ridgeway Chivis
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In memory of
Mary Elizabeth Ridgeway Chivis
Mary Elizabeth Ridgeway Chivis, age 85, born of the late Numa Napper and Clara Ridgway, formerly of Dover, Delaware (DE), peacefully transitioned into eternal life on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Spring Creek Nursing Home, Harrisburg (Hbg), PA. Educated in Dover, DE, her heritage derives from the Leni Lenape natives. She was joyously employed as a seamstress at Sandes and Sons in New Cumberland, popular as a superior cook at Andy's Grill at 6th and Boyd Sts Hbg; worked at Hershey Foods, American Can Co, and enjoyed 35 years of retirement from Geriatric Nursing Hbg State Hospital. She enjoyed singing, shopping, beaches, being neighborly, and playing the lottery. She will be missed for her sweet sense of humor and given unconditional love. United in holy matrimony to the late Walker Howard Chivis, Jr., she reared six children. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathryn (Kat) Chivis-Agent; son, Charles (Gagie) Chivis; granddaughter, Cathy Bonner; and grandson, Walker Chad Chivis. Mary leaves to cherish their memories, her sons, Howard Chivis, Ronnie (Marie/Peggy); daughters, Clara Chivis, Angel Evans (David); son-in law, Cornelius Agent, all of Hbg, daughter-in-law, Rosalind Congo, of Sicklerville, NJ; sister-in-law, Mary Keys, of Hbg; brother-in-law's, Samuel Chivis of DC, and Memphis (Merle) of Hbg; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grands; four great-great grands; aunt Ruth of Augusta, GA; special cousin, Helen Washington of Hbg; and a host of other relatives and friends. Her life will be celebrated on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:00AM at Hooper Memorial Home, 3532 Walnut St., Hbg PA with a 9:00AM viewing and burial in Rolling Green Cemetery. Edward Hinton will officiate.
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