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Mae Ellen Ridge

Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11:00 am

Antietam Cemetery


 Mae Ellen Ridge, 93, of 21631 Leiter Street , Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Saturday, August 29, 2020, at the Doey's House.

Born Friday, April 22, 1927 in Waynesboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Calvin L. Woodring and the late Anna E. Nail Woodring.

She was a member of Hagerstown Bible Church. She also served as the cook at Leitersburg School from 1959 to 1963.

She is survived by her children, Steven E. Ridge (Linda) of New Castle, PA, Patrick K. Ridge (Vena) of Murrell's Inlet, SC, Susan Kay Vernon (Charlie) of Fredericksburg, VA, and Laura L. Previte (Joe) of Adamstown, MD; fifteen grandchildren; and twenty-six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Eugene Ridge; daughters, Beverly A. Rinehart and Joie Ridge; sister, Ruth Pepple; brothers, Lester Woodring, Bruce Woodring, Charles Woodring, and Kenneth "Butch" Woodring; and Kaley Marsden, great-granddaughter.

Graveside services will be held Friday, September 4, 2020, at 11:00 am, at Antietam Cemetery, 10610 Wayne Highway, Waynesboro, PA 17268, with the Rev. Dale R. Carver officiating.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, Thursday, September 3, 2020, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington County Hospice, 747 Northern Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21742, Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Company, 21431 Leiter St., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or Smithsburg EMS, 8 N Maple Ave, Smithsburg, MD 21783.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

I was so sorry to see that Mae had gone to be with her husband , her daughters and her Lord. It is a sad day to lose your Mother and my heart goes out to the entire family. I knew Mae 50 years ago and ran into her again a couple years ago in a doctor's office. It was so nice to catch up and I am so glad that happened. She was a great lady. Again, I am so sorry.

Barbara L Caton Miles (Snyder)

To Steve, Kay, Pat, and Laura. So sorry to read in the paper of your Mom's passing. My Mom told me of the enjoyable time she had with her a couple weeks ago thanks to Kay. Judy and my prayers go out to you and your families. P.S. Never got around to asking your mom IF she knew my first name (it was always Peiffer this, Peiffer that) Ha Ha Ha. With love and affection. Ritch and Judy

Smithsburg, MD

I am praying for the Ridge family; and friends. Mae was such a hard worker; and always ready to be a help to all who knew and loved her. She was an important part of my life.....I have such good memories of her. Revelation 21:4 Love and prayers, Sharon

Sharon Glover
Adrian, Michigan

PRAYERS for the Ridge family. Sadly missed, but now she is with Albert; and both are with their HEAVENLY FATHER!

Jay Rowland
Greencastle, PA

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