Passing of Anna Ridley ~ Mother
ANNA ELIZABETH JANE (WENNERSTEN)
Former Pittsburgh resident, Elizabeth (Betty) Ridley, died on July 26, 2011, in Phoenix, AZ. Elizabeth was born in Byrnedale, PA, youngest of the five children of Appollonia (Leona) and Jan August (Gus) Wennersten. Her siblings Chester, Burnette, Russell, and Elmer preceded her in death. She was schooled in hairdressing, working in the industry throughout her life. In 1945 she married Robert Barnet Ridley, originally of Millwood, PA, following his return from active duty in the European Theater of WWII.
She is survived by her children, Judith B. Meyers, of Phoenix; Robert B. Ridley (and wife Kathryn) of Los Angeles; Rebecca Ridley (and husband Daniel Krill) of Jeffersonton, VA; grandchildren Rachael C. and Justin M. Streiner of Pittsburgh; and nieces and nephews.
She was an active member of Middletown Road Baptist Church, a former volunteer with Crafton Meals-on-Wheels program, and an ardent pug-lover. Interment, in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, will be private.
A memorial service will be held at Middletown Road Baptist Church, at 2660 Middletown Road, at 7 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.
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