The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 23, 2013

Frankie Ridenour

NEOSHO, Mo. — Frankie Ridenour, age 84, Neosho, Mo., passed away March 21, 2013, at the Seneca House, Seneca, Mo., after an extended illness.

She was born Jan. 18, 1929, in Tunas, Mo., to the late Oscar and Bessie (Bradford) Wheeler. Frankie moved to Kansas City for Secretarial School and met her husband, Jimmie Ridenour in the Oxford Class Sunday School group. Frankie raised four children and moved to Neosho in 1968, when Jimmie retired from the Navy. She worked as the Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent of the Neosho School District until she retired in 1979.

Frankie is survived by Jimmie Ridenour, her husband, of 61 years; two daughters, Joy Reynolds and her husband, Bill, of Neosho; Janis Roethle and her husband, Rick, of Morencie, Ariz; two sons, Charles Ridenour and his wife, Nancy, of Sacramento, Calif. and Philip Ridenour, of Ottawa, Kan.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Leona Newberry and Lorena Wickham. She was preceded in death by two brothers; and three sisters.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Racine Christian Church, Racine, Mo. The body was cremated.

Frankie requests that any contributions be made to the Joplin Humane Society.

Condolences may be left at

Text Only
  • Darrell "Doc" Carnagey Darrell L. "Doc" Carnagey

    Doc  Carnagey, age 47, of Carl Junction, Mo., passed away Monday, July 22, 2014.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Derfelt Funeral Home Charles Fredrick Brand Jr.

    Charles Fredrick Brand Jr., age 82, passed away at 5:30 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2014 at Landmark Hospital, Joplin, Mo., following an illness.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Mason-Woodard Mortuary Nancy Mae McCrillis

    Nancy Mae McCrillis, age 80, of Joplin, Mo., passed away July 24, 2014, following a short illness.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • John W. Clenney John W. Clenney

    John W. Clenney, 58, Goodman, Mo., passed away July 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family after a year long battle with cancer.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Parker Mortuary Brian R. Giebler

    Brian Richard Giebler was born July 21, 1950, in St. Louis, Mo., to Gordon and Alice Giebler.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Richard D. Ebert Richard Dean Ebert

    Richard Dean Ebert, age 81, Joplin, passed away at 7:35 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014.

    July 27, 2014 3 Photos

  • Derfelt Funeral Home Erva Randall

    Erva Virginia (Stinson) Randall, age 94, of Baxter Springs, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at 3:25 p.m.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ruby M. Jenkins Ruby Marie Bash Jenkins

    Ruby Marie Bash Jenkins passed away at 7:58 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at  Sharon Lane Nursing Center in Shawnee, Johnson County, Kan.  She had been a resident of that facility for a little over a year. She was 94 years and 3 months of age.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • William E. Bader William E. Bader

    William E. (Bull) Bader, 95,  passed away on July 23, 2014 at Gainesville Health Care Center where he resided.
    Bill was born Sept. 16, 1918 in Stuttgart, Germany.

    July 25, 2014 3 Photos

  • Tommy Farmer Tommy W. Farmer Jr.

    Tommy Walter Farmer Jr., 70, went home to be with the Lord at 3:27 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo