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Joseph L . Ridenbaugh , 87 , of Walhonding passed away at his home on Monday , Oct . 11 , 2021 surrounded by his loving family after an extended illness .
He was born Nov . 30 , 1933 at home in Tiverton to the late Josiah A . and Mary M . ( Hoberg ) Ridenbaugh .
Joe spent his entire life in Tiverton Township where he and his wife Margaret farmed and raised their four children . In his early years , he enjoyed square dancing , playing baseball , golfing , pitching horseshoes , hunting , fishing and visiting with family and friends . He especially enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren ’ s sporting events , golf , the Cincinnati Reds , NASCAR , the
Mary Ruth Chase-Carey , 65 , died Thursday , Oct . 14 , 2021 , at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville .
She was born Sept . 12 , 1956 , in Millersburg , daughter of the late Robert J . and R . Alene ( Courtright ) Chase . She was a 1974 graduate of River View High School , a graduate of Bowling Green University , and earned her Master ’ s of Education from Ashland College . She taught at River View High School for many years , where she was active in leading many various clubs and organizations .
Ohio State Buckeyes and working on puzzles while watching for birds .
His work career started on the family farm and with the township before serving active duty in the US Army as a small arms repairman . Joe was stationed in Germany from 1954-1956 where he received a National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal . He was honorably discharged in 1962 from the Army Reserves while working for Warsaw School as a bus driver and at the Warsaw Mill until he began in carpentry with Don Daliere Construction . In the early 1960s , Joe also began his own carpentry business and for nearly 48 years specialized in residential construction ; he also renovated
Joseph L . Ridenbaugh
Submitted Joseph L . Ridenbaugh
various farm and orchard businesses , and worked on bridge and park projects for ODOT and the Ohio State Parks . He collaborated with businesses such as Wen-Mar Farms , McConnell Contracting and Glen Hill Orchards .
He is survived by his wife of 62 years , Margaret
Mary R . Chase-Carey
Submitted Mary R . Chase-Carey
She was a former principal at East Knox Schools prior to her retirement .
Mary enjoyed watching her sons and grandchildren participate in sports activities and other functions . She was a regular attendee at different area churches , where she was involved in choir , Bible study , and other church functions .
She is survived by her sons , Matthew ( Katie ) Carey of Dresden , Nicholas ( LeeAnne ) Carey of Coshocton , Morgan ( Hannah ) Carey of Howard , and Micah “ MJ ” ( Cassandra ) Carey of Newark ; five grandchildren , Keegan , Zoee , Lana , Lincoln , and
Robert W . Manson Sr .
Robert William Manson , Sr ., 80 , died Tuesday , Oct . 12 , 2021 , at the Coshocton Regional Medical Center .
He was born Dec . 3 , 1940 , in Columbus to the late Theodore “ Ted ” and Gertrude ( Lambert ) Manson . He was a 1958 graduate of Coshocton High School , and later attended Ohio University . He spent most of his early years in Nelsonville , and retired from General Electric in 1984 as an engineer .
Bob had many hobbies , including Ham radio , restoring antique radios , and genealogy , including a book on his mom ’ s Lambert side of the family and research into the Manson family and marking many graves in cemeteries . He struggled with Diabetes most of his life , but was always busy with one of his many hobbies and interests until health problems prevented him from doing so .
He is survived wife , Linda D . ( Wilt ) Manson of Coshocton , whom he married Feb . 16 , 1962 ; and a
Hallie Carey ; also an aunt Betty Lillibridge ; and many cousins .
Per Mary ’ s wishes , a private family graveside service will take place at South Lawn Cemetery , where she will be laid to rest with her parents . The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling arrangements . www . fischerfuneralhome . com
Her family encourages memorial donations to River View High School , in care of Student Council , 26496 SR 60 North Warsaw , OH 43844 .
daughter , Renee ( John ) Groeneveld of Maryland Heights , MO .
In addition to his parents , Bob was preceded in death by a son , Robert W . Manson , Jr ., who died April 10 , 2018 .
Funeral services were held at 11 a . m . Monday , Oct . 18 , 2021 , at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw , with Rev . Dairel Kaiser officiating . Burial followed in New Castle Cemetery . Visitation was one hour prior to service time . www . fischerfuneralhome . com
C . ( Mullett ) Ridenbaugh of Walhonding , whom he married Dec . 26 , 1958 ; his children , son Doug ( Patti ) Ridenbaugh of Coshocton , daughter Kim Sullivan of Walhonding , daughter Jody ( Rob ) Denkhaus of Hudson Oaks , TX , and daughter Robin ( Doug ) Schonauer of Walhonding ; grandchildren , Randi ( Clay ) Cutshall of Coshocton , Tori Ridenbaugh of West Lafayette , Stephanie ( Todd Melman ) Callahan of New Albany , Ashley ( Rob ) Bourgeois of Bay St . Louis , MS , Corey ( Ashley ) Sullivan of Honolulu , HI , Ryan ( Brittnay ) Ridenbaugh of Orient , Karly ( Ryan ) Robinson of Aledo , TX , Kayce ( Conner ) Pulliam of Fort Worth , TX , Derek ( Tania ) Schonauer of Columbus , Evan ( Chasidi ) Schonauer of Columbus , and Brant ( Sady ) Schonauer of Granville ; special nephew and family , Rick ( Tami ) Mullett of Conesville , Rowdi ( Marissa ) Mullett of Coshocton , and Raci ( Tim ) Zimpher of Anna ; thirteen greatgrandchildren ; and several nieces & nephews .
In addition to his parents , he was preceded in
Sandra Dixon Palmer Fitchett , 67 , of Metamora Mich . went home to be with the Lord on Sunday , Oct . 10 , 2021 , with her loving family by her side after her battle with cancer .
Sandy was born to the late Lula and Pete Dixon on June 19 , 1954 , and grew up in Conesville . She married Danny Fitchett on Oct . 19 , 2002 . She graduated from River View High School in 1973 .
She retired from General Motors after 32 years . She also enjoyed making crafts , plastic canvas , sewing quilts , and working in her flower beds .
She is survived by her husband , Danny Fitchett ; her loving daughter , Deonna ( Dan ) Byrnes ; loving grandsons , Matthew ( Cailee ) Palmer and Daniel Byrnes ; granddaughter , Amanda ( Chris ) Tubbs ; great-granddaughters , Adyson , Emma , Olyvia , and Ivyanna Tubbs ; great-grandson , Gavin death by three brothers & sisters-in-law , Arthur & Lucille Ridenbaugh , John & Norma Ridenbaugh , and Dale & Emogene Ridenbaugh ; a sister & brotherin-law , Marjorie & Arthur Corder ; and a brother-inlaw , Maurice Mullett .
A graveside service was held at 11 a . m . Saturday , Oct . 16 , 2021 , at Tiverton Cemetery , with Pastor Ron Davis officiating , and military rites performed by the Coshocton Co . Joint Veterans Council Honor Guard . The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw handed arrangements . www . fischerfuneralhome . com
Joe ’ s family suggests memorial donations to Community Hospice of Coshocton County , 230 S . Fourth St ., Coshocton , OH 43812 .
Sandra Dixon Palmer Fitchett
Submitted Sandra Dixon Palmer Fitchett
Palmer .; siblings , Ruth Ann ( Jack ) Webb , Bonnie ( Sam ) Fortune , Patsy ( Art ) Cruxton , Jane ( Gerald ) Towne , Ron ( Betty ) Dixon , Dan ( Debbie ) Dixon , Suan Braniger , Joann Cottrill and Marsha Hardesty .
She was preceded in death by parents , Lula and Pete Dixon ; sister , Thelma Hardesty ; brother-inlaw , Clarence Hardesty ; and great-granddaughter , Makenna Ray Palmer .