Kathleen Ridenhour Spry

Published 2:19 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Kathleen Ridenhour Spry, 94, of Cooleemee, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2015.

She was born in Cooleemee on Aug. 13, 1921, the daughter of the late C.R. and Eva Hellard Ridenhour.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Floyd Spry Sr.; 3 brothers, Buck, Thomas and Bruce Ridenhour; a sister, Rachael Ridenhour Spry; and a great-grandson.

She enjoyed music, cooking and serving others. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Cooleemee where she loved to fellowship.She faithfully stood by her husband who served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army for 21 years. She often talked about taking their four children to Germany to join their dad while he served there.

Survivors: her 4 children, James “Jim” Spry Jr. of Cooleemee, Ron C. Spry of Roxboro, Cathey D. Ward of Charlotte, and Rick D. Spry of Salisbury; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, James Ridenhour, and a sister, Nancy Foster.

A celebration of life service was to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Victory Baptist Church in Cooleemee officiated by the Rev. Shelby Harbour. The family was to receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was to be in Rowan Memorial Park.

Memorials: Victory Baptist or to Eagle Heights churches.

Condolences: www.daviefuneralservice.com.