Mary "Mammy" Frances Coleman Riddle (1914 - 2017)

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OWENTON, Ky. - Mary "Mammy" Frances Coleman Riddle, 102, of Owen County, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Owenton Center. 
Born Aug. 27, 1914, in Owen County, she was the daughter of the late Allie and Mattie Orsborne Coleman and the widow of Leonard Riddle. She was also preceded in death by her children, Dorothy Lee and Dean Riddle and her grandchildren, Troy Riddle and Nick Riddle.
She and Leonard were married 60 years and opened their home and their lives to over 60 foster children from 1953 until the 1980s. Mammy was also devoted to her church, Cedar Hill Baptist, and to the Owenton Manor where she was a cook for more than 17 years when her health forced her to retire in 1996. A few years later in 1999, she became a resident of the Owenton Manor and was the oldest resident.
Mammy leaves behind a legacy in her family, her son, Charlie (Mitzie) Riddle; her grandchildren, Deanna (Tommy) Tackett, Donna (Al) Gomez, Brian (Niki) Riddle and Mitzy (Hugh Mulligan) Allnutt; eight great-grandchildren, Shane, Nolan, Emily, Alex, Andrea, Zachary, Cambron, River, Sara and Nicholas; over 60 foster children and all of her Owenton Manor friends and family.
McDonald & New Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements.
The funeral service was held at the Main Street location on Monday, July 24, 2017, with Bro. Jesse Bourne and Bro. Bill Allen presiding. Burial was in the Monterey Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Owenton Manor activities fund or the Cedar Hill building fund.
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McDonald & New Funeral Home - Owenton
202 N. Main Street
Owenton, KY 40359
(502) 484-2828
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Published in The Owenton News-Herald on July 26, 2017