Friday, October 21, 2011

Hendry-Glades Obituaries

Della T. Ridgdill, age 91, of LaBelle and a pioneer resident of Hendry County, passed away October 19, 2011 in LaBelle. She was born March 24, 1920 in Felda, the daughter of the late Asa Barton Townsend and the late Nancy Jane (Altman) Townsend. 

She was a member of Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Felda, the LaBelle Garden Club and The LaBelle Heritage Museum. 

Survivors include her son: Donald W. Ridgdill of LaBelle, daughter: Beverly Jo Ridgdill of LaBelle, grandchildren: Stephanie J. Ridgdill of Englewood, Patricia "Shellie" Reinbott of Live Oak and C. Michael Ridgdill of West Palm Beach, great-grandchildren: William Patrick Murphy, Courtney Reinbott, Dustin Reinbott and Grayson Reinbott. She was preceded in death by her husband: S.J. "Brown Tiger" Ridgdill Sr and sons: S.J. "Jack" Ridgdill Jr., Rodney B. Ridgdill, and Ronald E. Ridgdill. 

A graveside funeral service was held Friday, October 21, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at Fort Denaud Cemetery with Pastor Preston Long officiating. Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery.

Andrea Marie Kellogg, age 77, of Moore Haven died Monday, October 17, 2011, at home in Moore Haven. Andrea was born April 1, 1934, in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. She is the daughter of the late Ray William and the late Olive (Hendrickson) Sheffer. She married Willis John Kellogg September 24, 1986. 

She proudly served her country in the United States Marine Corps. She was employed by 6-L's Farm as an Accountant. Andrea was a loving wife and mother. She was a working mother and her priority was her family. 

She is survived by her husband: Willis John Kellogg; four daughters: Melanie Pederson, Diane Shaw, Christine Martinez, Missy Van Guilder, and six sons: Melvin Arendt, David Arendt, Milton Arendt, Jon Arendt, Todd Willis, Troy Kellogg; many grandchildren and great grandchildren and her loving dog Smokey. 

She was preceded by her son Mike Arendt. Cremation arrangements were handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home of Clewiston.

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