Miriam L. Ridings

December 31st

Miriam L. Ridings, 90, of Syracuse, IN passed away on December 31, 2013 at Millers Merry Manor in Syracuse.  Miriam was born on November 8, 1922 in Ossian, IN to the late Glenn F. and Maude (Weirich) Jackson.  She married Jackson D. Ridings on December 6, 1941, who preceded her in death on December 29, 1990.  Miriam graduated from South Side High School, Ft. Wayne, IN.  She and Jack moved to Syracuse in 1949.  Miriam was assistant librarian at the Syracuse Public Library, payroll clerk at Sea Nymph Boat Co. and later worked at Turkey Creek Township Assessors office, retiring after 15 years as 1st Deputy Assessor.  She was an active supporter of Kosciusko County Republican committee, being recognized for her outstanding service.  Miriam was a past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star and was a volunteer at St. Andrews United Methodist Church Thrift Shop for many years, finally retiring in the summer of 2013.  Miriam is survived by her four children – Jay (Paula) Ridings of Cromwell, IN, Dave Ridings Sr. of Angola, IN, Judy (Ken) Wagner of North Webster, and Peggy (Mark) Donoho of North Liberty, IN.  eight grandchildren, fourteen greatgrandchildren.  Brother in law – Jim (Jane) Ridings of Madeira Beach, FL.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.  She was preceded in death by a brother and sister.  Services will be Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Eastlund Funeral Home with pastors Brad Cox and Ed Beedle officiating.  Visitation will be Friday, January 3, 2014 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Eastlund Funeral Home.  Private burial will take place at the Syracuse Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to: St Andrews Thrift Shop.  Online condolences to: eastlundfuneralhome.com

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