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9/23/2020 10:35:00 AM
Hollis Lee Ridgeway
February 11, 1932 - September 21, 2020
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Hollis Lee Ridgeway, 88 of Edinburg, passed away at 11:45 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Taylorville Care Center.

She was born on February 11, 1932 in Tennessee, the daughter of Henry and Mary Myrtle Andrews. She graduated from Mt. Auburn High School and married James Luther Ridgeway Sr. on August 21, 1952 in Rochester. He preceded her in death on January 19, 2014.

Hollis was a homemaker and an Army wife, caring for their son while they traveled around the world during James’s 29-year Army career. Following her husband’s retirement, Hollis and James spent 15 years touring the county by motorcycle, visiting all of the 48 contiguous states. Hollis loved to travel, anytime James wanted to go somewhere, she was quick to speak up - “Me too!” She also enjoyed crafts of all types.

Hollis is survived by her son: James L. Ridgeway Jr. of Edinburg; granddaughter: Madelynne Ridgeway of Fairview Heights; sister: Jean Pickett (James) of Taylorville; and nephews: David Pickett (Debbie), Tom Pickett, and Linda Westbrook (Bill) all of Taylorville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers: Homer Andrews and Andy Andrews; and daughter-in-law: Tonya Ridgeway.

The funeral service for Hollis will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Gaylord Spilker officiating. Visitation will take place from 10 until 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.

CDC health guidelines will be followed including social distancing and the use of masks.

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Hollis, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at

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