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Mary Katherine W. Riddell, 83, the wife of Billy Anderson Riddell, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, at Baptist Health Lexington.
She was born October 10, 1933, in Richmond, to the late Henry and Fannie Collins Whittamore. She retired from Westinghouse after 38 years as an inspector, and was a member of Stoney Run Baptist Church.
Other than her husband of 59 years, Billy Riddell, Mary is survived by: one son, Billy A, (Peggy) Riddell II of Richmond; three daughters, Patricia (Albert) Richardson of Berea, Brenda (William) Duff of London, Ky., and Sue Ann (James) Smith of Richmond; two sisters, Joyce Short and Barbara Cates; her grandchildren, David Richardson, Albert Richardson III, Billie Carol Swanner, Rodney Wheeler, Kevin Riddell, Andrea Northern and Jessica Riddell; numerous great-grandchildren, Aaron Richardson, Brooke Richardson, Dawson Richardson, Brandon Richardson, Aleigh Richardson, Peyton Swanner, Hayden Riddell, Emerson Swanner, Jayden Reece and Colton Northern; and a sister-in-law, Addie Day.
Mary was preceded in death by: a daughter, Sandra Riddell; five brothers, Willie Whittamore, Hubert Whittamore, Nelson Whittamore, Roy Junior Whittamore and Lloyd Whittamore; as well as three sisters, Jenny Mae Smith Delia Fritz and Minnie Lowery, and one grandchild, Addison Mae Swanner.
Funeral service will be 12 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell funeral home, with Rob Kapple, Billy Long and Brandon Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Rusty Whittamore, Willie Whittamore Jr., David Whittamore, Buddy Whittamore, William Cain, David Richardson and Charles Long.
Visitation will be from 5- 8 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2017, at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.   
To express condolences, please visit www.orpfh.com.
Published on March 13, 2017
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