Elsie Mae Ridenour, the daughter of the late Oscar Edward and Betty E. Jarrells Masterson, was born near Dexter on May 25, 1915, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on June 9, 2005, at the age of 90.
Mrs. Ridenour had lived in the Dexter community most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sadlers Chapel United Methodist Church near Dexter.
On Sept. 1, 1941, she was married to Homer E. Ridenour in St. Charles. He preceded her in death on July 26, 1998.
Surviving are one son, Freddy Ridenour of Dexter; one daughter, Peggy Temples of Bernie; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Sophia Deason and Mary Fairchild, both of Dexter.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Louis, and Adam Masterson; and three sisters, Nancy and Melissa Masterson and Ella Casey.
Visitation will be held from 12-2 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2005, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2005, at 2 p.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Steve Fitzpatrick of Dexter officiating.
Interment will be in the Sadlers Chapel Cemetery near Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements. Condolences to the family may be sent through the Internet at www . w a t k i n s f u n e r a l home.com.