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Mary Ann (Hazeleger) Ridgeway

Beaver Island

Mary Ann (Hazeleger) Ridgeway 72, of Beaver Island died on Saturday, August 6, 2016 in Brownsburg, Indiana in the presence of her family.

Mary Ann was born on January 16, 1944 in Kalamazoo, MI to Dick and Henrietta (Van Maaren) Hazeleger. She graduated from Richland High School in 1961, completed her undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University in 1967, and her masters degree from Western Michigan University in 1975.  On September 4, 1964 she married Charles (Buck) Ridgeway in Kalamazoo, MI.

Mary Ann was an elementary teacher for Athens Area Schools for 28 years, and she retired in 1997. She also worked for Ravenna Public Schools and Mendon Community Schools. Mary Ann was a quilter and she made quilts for all of her grandchildren. She enjoyed flowers, baking, reading recipe books, swimming and spending time at her house on Beaver Island.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years Charles (Buck) Ridgeway of Beaver Island.  She is survived by her children Chuck (Danine) Ridgeway of Brownsburg, IN and Rob (Lisa) Ridgeway of Battle Creek, MI; grandchildren, Tyler and Brock Ridgeway of Homer, MI, Emily and Cecilia Ridgeway of Brownsburg, IN; brother Dirk Hazeleger; sister, Susan Hazeleger; sister-in-law, Margaret (Marvin) Miller.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and mother and father-in-laws Charles and Wynona (Everman) Ridgeway.

A memorial reception will be held for family and friends at Clara's on the River, 44 MCCamly St. S., Battle Creek, MI 49017, on Wednesday, August 17th from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  Contributions may be given in her memory to help support the Beaver Island Rural Health Center.  Checks made payable to the "Charlevoix County Community Foundation," with BIRHC Endowment on the memo line, can be sent to the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, P. O. Box 718, East Jordan, MI 49727.
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Aug. 13, 2016
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