Eleanor Mae Rideout

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Eleanor Mae Rideout
AIKEN, SC - Eleanor Mae Rideout, 86, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
Born March 30, 1928 in Houghton, Michigan, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Emma Lundy Richards. Mrs. Rideout had made Aiken, SC her home since 1952 and was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. Mrs. Rideout was a dedicated caregiver, always putting the needs of others ahead of her own. She volunteered for various organizations, including Meals-on-Wheels. She was never known to complain or say a cross word about anyone. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and great-grandmother. She truly demonstrated love in action,
Survivors include Sheldon Rideout, her husband of 67 years; three daughters, Sharon (John) Wagner, Dallas, TX, Jenny (Fred) Bodendorft, Greensboro, NC, and Sarah Rideout, Peachtree City, GA; two sons, Paul (Dana) Rideout and Michael Rideout, all of Aiken, SC; seven grandchildren, John (Angela) Wagner, Jr., Andrea Wagner, Melissa (Matt) Kingston, Ashley Bodendorft, Alison Rideout, Phillip (Magen) Rideout, and Jacob Rideout; and three great-grandchildren, Luke Wagner, Bennett and Hampton Rideout.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rideout was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Rideout; two brothers, Charles and Walter Richards; and a sister, Elizabeth Benney.
The family will hold a private celebration of life, with interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Langley, SC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Milwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29205 or a .
The Historic George Funeral Home, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234) in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy for the Rideout family may be left by visiting www.georgefuneralhomes.com
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George Funeral Home & Cremation Center
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Mar. 20, 2015
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