Lucy V. (Allen) Ridder (1930 - 2014)

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Lucy V. Ridder, 83, of Jacksonville and formerly of Alexander, passed away Monday afternoon, April 14, 2014, at Passavant Area Hospital. She was born May 30, 1930, the daughter of John Harley and Ida Bowers Allen. She married Fredrick S. Ridder on Sept. 28, 1952, in Jacksonville and he preceded her in death on April 5, 2010.

She is survived by one son, Joseph (wife, Jenny) Ridder of Springfield; five grandchildren, Brian Myers, Chad Myers, Crystal Myers, Kaci Havlin and Jacob Ridder; six great-grandchildren, Gracen, Tyson, Layken, Gabby, Hannah and Peyton; one brother, Raymond (wife, Carolyn) Allen of Greenfield; five sisters, Rosemary Rives of Arkansas, Della (husband, Guy) Kinser of Greenfield, Lois Baker of Springfield, Ruby McMurl of Quincy and Joyce Harbaugh of Beardstown. She was preceded in death by one son, George Ridder (surviving wife, Patti of Roodhouse); her daughter, Stephanie and son-in-law, Dick Myers; two brothers, William Allen and David Allen and one sister, Betty Ann Allen.

Mrs. Ridder was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was a caring foster parent to many children through the years. She was a member of the Church of Our Saviour and enjoyed camping, reading and sewing.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Visitation BVM in Alexander with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery near Franklin. The family will meet friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. A prayer service will be conducted at 4:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the or the . Condolences may be left online at
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Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Apr. 16, 2014
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