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The high esteem in which the late Edgar C. Ridgeway was held was manifested at his funeral on Sunday, Nov. 16, when one of the largest crowds ever to attend a funeral in Lake Fork vicinity was present to pay its last sad respects to this well known and highly respected citizen, friend, and neighbor.
The services were held in the Lake Fork Christian church conducted by the pastor Rev. Harold Owens and the song service was in charge of Miss Flora Handlin. A quartet composed of Mrs. Harry Piatt, Miss Florence Stultz, Lee Stultz, and Orville Piatt rendered two song numbers "The Old Rugged Cross" and "In the Garden."
The Odd Fellow lodge of Mt. Pulaski, of which the departed was an old member, conducted the rites of the lodge at the grave in Carlyle cemetery. The pall bearers wer Theodore Aderman, John Kerschner, Henry Gruber, Frank Rentchler, John Davis, and Arthur Woodrum.
Edward C. Ridgeway died in St. Clara's hospital, Lincoln at 5:40 o'clock on Thursday morning Nov. 13, 1930. He was born in Elkhart township Sept. 30, 1865 and died at the age of 65 years, 1 month, and 13 days. Decedent was a son of Doyle and Phoebe Buckles Ridgeway and his wife, who passed away some thirty years ago, was Miss Laura Coats.
Surviving are four sons, Ervin, Illiopolis; Roy and Vernon at home and William near Mt. Pulaski. Also one brother Arthur Ridgeway living northwest of Mt. Pulaski and one sister Mrs. Izore Foster who has lived with the decedent since the death of his wife.The remains were brought to Mt. Pulaski in the Hershey ambulance and prepared for burial in the Hershey funeral home.
Funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon Nov. 16 in the Lake Fork Christian church conducted by the pastor Rev. Harold Owens. Interment will be in Carlyle cemetery.