In memory of
ALBERTA "JEAN" RIDGLEY
ALBERTA "JEAN" RIDGLEY, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at Ashton Creek Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 31, 1927, in Hamden, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Shoemaker and Bessie (Smith) Shoemaker Wilkerson. Jean was a wonderful homemaker and a member of Trinity Church of the Nazarene for the past 23 years. A strong and independent woman, she enjoyed cooking, sewing, and reading. She is survived by her daughter, Martini (Walter) Vandagriff of Churubusco; three grandchildren, Michael Vandagriff of London, Ohio, Tara (Randall) Bower of Columbia City and Matthew Vandagriff of Churubusco; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Richard (Cathy) Shoemaker of Fargo, N.D.; and sister-in-law, Diane Shoemaker of Waverly, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Ridgley; three sisters, Joy Littlejohn, Patti Fraley and Mona Ruth Bellemy; two brothers, Jim and Jack Shoemaker; and one great-granddaughter, Natalie Bower. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 4150 Stellhorn Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Trinity Church of the Nazarene or Heartland Home Health and Hospice. For online condolences, please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com
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