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Louise Ridgely Larry, 95, Fairmont, died on Tuesday (Jan. 24, 2017).
She was born on Sept. 9, 1921, in Oil City, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late John and Edythe Webber Ridgely.
Louise graduated from Bexley High School, in Columbus, Ohio, in 1939. She attended Ohio State University for two years. She was employed by the First National Bank in Columbus in the travel department and was later promoted to assistant manager of the travel department. During the 1940s and '50s she arranged limousine services, cruises and special tours throughout Europe for the bank clients. She was later employed as a travel agent by Suburban Travel in Pittsburgh.
Louise was a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Fairmont and the Altar Guild. She was a member of the Fairmont Field Club and the Women's Golf Association.
She was married to her husband, Joseph J. Larry, on June 13, 1953, in Columbus, who preceded her, passing on Jan. 21, 2017.
She is survived by two sons, Joseph Arthur Ridgely "Jay" Larry and his wife Joy Kaye Lang of Bridgeport and Jon Christopher "Chris" Larry and his wife Melissa Ann Larry of Richmond, Virginia. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Emily Susan Larry and Matthew Ridgely Larry, Stephanie Elizabeth Larry, Smetanick and her husband Jonathan Andrew Smetanick, Trevor Christian Larry; and one great-granddaughter, Lyla Grace Smetanick. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Louise Reardon, Elizabeth Reardon Kiviat, Robert Reardon and John Holzinger.
She is preceded in death by two sisters, Edythe Willets Nute and Margaret Ridgely Bergenstjerna.
In keeping with the wishes of the deceased, there will be no viewing, and her body was cremated.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Christ Episcopal Church, 405 Ninth St., Fairmont, with the Rev. Elizabeth Hadaway officiating. Inurnment will follow alongside her husband at the Christ Episcopal Church Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the Christ Episcopal Church, 405 Ninth St., Fairmont, WV 26554 or the Marion County Humane Society
Arrangements are under the care of the Ross Funeral Home, 801 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont.
Condolences may be sent to www.rossfh.com.
Published on February 26, 2017
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