Thomas Ridgeway

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Thomas “Tom” Lewis Ridgeway, age 85 of Keosauqua, formerly of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at his home.

There will be no service at this time and inurnment will be at Bonaparte Cemetery at a later date.

Cards and letters of sympathy may be sent to Shirley Ridgeway at 303 Henry in Keosauqua.

Tom was born November 2,1934, in Mt. Zion, Iowa to Cecil and Hazel (Giberson) Ridgeway.  He married Shirley Randolph on June 18, 1953 in Kahoka, MO. 

Tom served in the Army 1954-1956 during the Korean War.  He was a barber for 50 years and was owner of Ridgeway Barber Shop.  Tom was a member of Fairfield Walton Club, VFW and The Elks.  His outdoors activities included golfing and spending time on the Des Moines River.  He enjoyed playing cards and watching football and NASCAR. Tom loved horses and enjoyed watching Western movies, especially those that featured John Wayne.

Tom will be missed by his wife of almost 67 years, Shirley Ridgeway of Keosauqua; his two sons, Stan Ridgeway (Cheryl) of Iowa City and Ron Ridgeway (Ashlyn) of Raleigh, NC; granddaughter, Nicole Pershing (Eric); two great grandchildren, Leah and Ashlynn; and two siblings, Margaret Boyer and Glen “Buster” Ridgeway.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Hazel Ridgeway; infant daughter, Kay Lynn; and two brothers, Melvin and Keith Ridgeway.

On-line condolences may be made to the family at behnerfh.com. The family would like to thank EveryStep Hospice for the care they extended to Tom and Shirley.

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