Helen Mae Ridgway


Helen Mae Ridgway, 94, of Marietta, OH passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Marietta Center. She was born on March 2, 1924 in Little Hocking, OH to the late Robert C. and Mabel C. Sheets McMahan.

Helen graduated from Belpre High School in 1942. She worked as a legal secretary for 47 years beginning in the office of Charles D. Fogel Sr., in the 40’s and continued with following partners. She was a member of Sixth & Washington Sts. Church of Christ where she had taught a children’s bible class for many years.

On October 20, 1951 she married Delmar C. Ridgway and he preceded her in death on September 1, 1992. Also preceding her in death are her parents, an infant sister, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is survived by two nephews; Gary L. Wells (Debbie) of Marietta, John W. Wells (Bonnie) of Whipple and two great nephews, two great nieces and their families.

The family would like to thank Roger Rush for his continual visits and her church friends who picked her up for services and took her places she could not have gone, since she did not drive. All your kind deeds were not unnoticed and will not be forgotten.

Helen loved cats and the last cat she had at her home, before going to the Women’s Home, is still surviving.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., Marietta with Roger Rush officiating. Burial to follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Wednesday, August 15 at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfh.com.