Ruth V. Ridenour, 87

NOV. 13, 1924-APRIL 30, 2012

May 01, 2012
  • Ruth V. Ridenour
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Ruth V. (Leatherman) Ridenour, 87, a resident at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village, passed from this life on Monday, April 30, 2012.

Born Nov. 13, 1924, in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry U. and Vernie Catherine (Schroyer) Leatherman. Her husband of 54 years, Glenn L. Ridenour, preceded her in death on June 14, 2002.

Ruth attended Middletown schools and was an employee at Fort Detrick, retiring in 1987.

She was a member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro.

Ruth enjoyed baking, crafting and gardening. She will be fondly remembered as the lady with the “green thumb” at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Joann R. Franklin of Middletown; three grandchildren, Jennifer Morgan, Amy Haupt and David Fling; and five great-grandchildren, Kayla and Brooke Haupt, and Kyle, Grace and Emily Fling.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, John L. Ridenour; her sister, Mary Catherine Budd; her half brother, H. Millard Leatherman; and her granddaughter, Christina A. Fling.

A funeral ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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