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Hannah Ridinger of Dean


Hannah Ridinger, age 96, of Dean, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Wichita Falls.

Hannah Ridinger

Hannah Ridinger

Funeral services will be Friday, June 27 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Dean with Pastor Shawn Bitner officiating. Burial will follow at Hurnville Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ridinger was born Feb. 7, 1918, in Riverland, Texas to Jacob and Elizabeth (Gemar) Bachman. After finishing the eighth grade at Riverland school, she helped with the family farming. She worked for several years for the Hapgood Ranch in Henrietta before marrying Ferdie Ridinger on April 26, 1941. She spent her entire married life as a homemaker, raising three children, working in the garden, canning, sewing or cooking three meals a day for her family. She lived on the same farm in Clay County for 68 years. She was a devoted Christian and a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Dean.

In addition to her husband of 52 years, Mrs. Ridinger iss preceded in death by eight siblings.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Ridinger of Dean, and Eugene Ridinger of Wichita Falls; one daughter, Deloras Plummer and husband Randy of Dean; two sisters, Edna Kramer of Chilton, and Marie Davis of Arlington; three grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308; or the First Baptist Church of Dean, 7241 St. Hwy. 79 N., Wichita Falls, Texas 76305.


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