William "Bill" Ridgeway, Sr.
- January 15, 1937 - January 5, 2013
- Kokomo, Indiana
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“Our sympatihies are with you as we learned of the passing of Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as Bill enters into "The kingdom of...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Shawn Holland - Fishers, IN
“We share the loss of Bill as a member of our greater Olmstead family.
Genealogist, Olmste(a)d Family Association
2 of 8 | Posted by: Walt Steesy - Interlaken, NY
“So sorry to hear of your loss, Bill will be sorely missed by everyone in our neighborhood he was such a great man, a friend and good neighbor. There...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Clarence and Maggie Pridemore
“Bill was a great guy. He grew up and lived right next door to my family. I can remember him coming over and my Mom would make him a butter 'sammitch'...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Pat 'Smith' Larke - Russiaville, IN
“Sue and family: We were sad to hear of Bill's passing. He was a good man, you have a great family, and there will be wonderful memories to share. ...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: John and Patty Bradley - Marion, IN
“You have left a hole in our hearts that will never be filled, but we have all of the memories that we made together. You were our rock. We love &...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Joe & Diane - Son
“Sue and family,
So sorry to hear of Bill's passing.
He was such a very nice man.
Our thoughts are with you at this time.
7 of 8 | Posted by: Beverly Fore - Galveston, IN
“Bill once told me how to get to Notre Dame, where I traveled many summers for legal conferences. The only direction that he gave, - get onto 31...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Sparks - Miami, FL - Friend
William (Bill) Joseph Ridgeway Sr., 75, of Kokomo, passed away at 11:40 PM on Saturday, January 5, 2013. Bill was born January 15, 1937 to Roy & Winifred (Duncan) Ridgeway. He married Beverly Sue Olmstead on May 4, 1957 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Bill attended St. Joan of Arc Church all his life. He was a faithful servant and served as an usher for many years. Bill worked at Chrysler for a short while and then at Delco from 1965 until his retirement in 1998. He then went to work at Howard Regional Hospital as a valet parker from 2000-2010 where he never met a stranger. He owned Bob & Bill's Used Cars from 1970-1978 with his brother, Bob. They owned Ridgeway Construction and built homes from 1960-1970. Bill owned Fiesta Homes in the early 1960's. Bill loved to go watch Kokomo High School Basketball games and was an avid Notre Dame fan. Bill was a family man, the rock of the family and was always able to make everything alright. He loved having family dinners and get-togethers. Bill & Sue had a home on Lake Shaffer from 1962-1999 were he loved taking family and friends out on his boat and cooking out. He looked forward to watching his grandkids baseball games and great-grandkids baseball, football, and soccer games. Bill was married to Sue for 55 years and still loved her dearly. He was very proud of his family. Bill also loved playing cards with his family. As Dad would say in his words, "So on and so forth".
Survivors include his children; Tammy, Joe (Diane), all of Kokomo, Todd (Joan) of New Palestine, Tim of Oakford; grandchildren, Nathan (Melissa) Ridgeway, Nicole King, all of Kokomo, Natalie Ridgeway of Lafayette, Neal Ridgeway of Zionsville, Malorie & Landon Ridgeway, of Fishers, Allison Murphy, of Indianapolis, and Renee Nulf, of Lebanon; great-grandchildren, Noah, Samuel, Zackary, and Madeline Ridgeway, all of Kokomo, Micah, Winnie, & Joseph Ross Kling, of North Manchester; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Don) Alfrey, of Sebring, FL.; brother-in-law, Keith (Diane) Olmstead of Russiaville; Sister-in-law, Sharon Ridgeway, of Indianapolis, and Mike, Greg, Brad and Scott Ridgeway.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Winnie Ridgeway; brother, Robert "Bob" Ridgeway; his mother & father-in-law, Ivan & Lois Olmstead; nephew, Corky Ridgeway.
Services will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 9, 2012 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 S 200 W, Kokomo, followed by burial at Sunset Memory Garden, Kokomo, IN. The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM, Tuesday, January 8 at the Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, Kokomo. A rosary service will take place at 7:30pm on Tuesday evening. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association or St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.