Phoebe Ridenour, 91

Phoebe Jane Ridenour, 91, of Springfield, Ill., formerly of rural Roann, died at 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Centennial Point Assisted Living in Springfield. 

She was born Jan. 15, 1928, in Wabash County, to Philip Sr., and Emma (Stouffer) Roser.

Phoebe was a 1947 graduate of Chippewa High School. She married L. Leon Ridenour in Wabash on Feb. 24, 1948; he died Oct. 13, 2014.

She was a teacher’s aide several years, and also was the office manager at Farm Bureau Insurance in North Manchester. Phoebe was a member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, needlepoint, gardening, and traveling. 

She is survived by her daughter, Marcia L. (David) Heaps of Chatham, Ill.; two granddaughters, Manning Heaps of Springfield, Ill., and Kelsey (Dalton) Lee of Fort Myers, Fla., eight brothers and sisters, Betty McKillip, Donald (Lois) Roser, Peggy Riggs, Marcella (Tom) Houlihan, Shirley Atkinson, Mary Alice (Fred) Reed, Carolyn (Don) Everest, and Robert Roser, all of Wabash. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Carol Ridenour, three brothers, Vern Roser, James Roser, and Philip "Dan" Roser, Jr., and five sisters, Martha Shaffer, Katherine Clupper, Ardith Smith, Lois Fleshood, and Helen Hoppes.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Ken Goble officiating.  Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann.  Friends may call 9:30-11:00 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Centennial Point Assisted Living, 3440 Hedley Road, Springfield, IL 62711.

The memorial guest book for Phoebe may be signed at

Posted on 2019 May 24