It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Fannie Eleanor Misner Ridge (meemaw), of Creagerstown, MD, on September 7, 2022 at her residence. Fannie was born at home on Mud Cottage Road, Thurmont, on February 10, 1933 to the late Victor Floyd Misner and Ida May (Wolfe) Misner. She was the loving wife of 41 years to Ernest (Bud) Walter Ridge, who predeceased her on March 15, 1993.
Fannie attended Thurmont High School & worked for 26 years at Claire Frock. She was an accomplished seamstress and passed her knowledge on to her daughters. As the years progressed and her health no longer permitted, she greatly missed her garden and preparing the family meals. She was a master cook from scratch and was often told that she should have her own restaurant. Fannie enjoyed listening to gospel music, watching cooking shows, her puzzle books and watching "her stories".
Fannie was the last of her immediate family and was predeceased by brothers: Floyd, Albert, Keller, James, Lester, Victor, Austin and Harold as well as her sisters: Edna, Margie and Goldie and a special niece, Patsy Misner Fritz. She was also preceded in death by two daughters: Mary Ellen and Trudy Ann as well as a daughter-in-law, Janet and a granddaughter, Tina Misner Rippeon.
She is survived by her children: Alan Misner, Virginia Buhrman (Greg, Sr.) as well as Robert Ridge, Sr. (Chanene); 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a special niece, Carolyn Gray, sister-in-law, Pauline Ridge Grimes and brothers-in-law Roy Ridge (Peggy) and Charles Ridge (Ruth). She will also be remembered by a special friend, Rosie Andrew.
Many thanks to Chanene for her special love.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 12 from 6 - 8 PM at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 East Main Street, Thurmont. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 13 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will be in Creagerstown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.