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Charles Ridings

May 14, 1927 — May 2, 2017

Marion-Charles Edward Ridings, 89, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Herrin Hospital. Charles was born on May 14, 1927 in Herrin to Charles McKinley and Emma Kathryn (Benedict) Ridings. He married Margie Smith on October 27, 1947 in Herrin and they would have been married 70 years this October. Charles served in the US Navy in WWII. Once honorably discharged, he began his career at Container Stapling in Herrin where he worked many years prior to his retirement. He faithfully attended Fergus Free Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and quality time with his family.  He will be dearly missed. Survivors include: Wife-Margie Ridings of Marion Daughter-Kathie DeNosky of Fergus Son-James Edward and Sandy Ridings of Johnston City Grandchildren: Bryan and Nicole DeNosky David DeNosky Angela and Heath Blumenstock Jeremy and Lindsey Ridings Drew Ridings Danny Ridings Great grandchildren: Josie DeNosky Evie DeNosky Gabby Blumenstock Addi Blumenstock He was preceded in death by his parents; son in law, Charles DeNosky; brothers, Jack Ridings and Don Ridings and sister, Jane Rash. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Rev. Keith Owens will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Belknap.  Visitation will be from Noon until 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Blue Funeral Home. Memorial donations are suggested to Fergus Free Methodist Church and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ PO Box 411/ Marion, IL   62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register please visit
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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