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UPDATED: Oscar “Ozzie” Ridings

Joe Denoyer - February 12, 2018 8:24 am

Oscar “Ozzie” Harold Ridings, 71, died Thursday, February 8, 2018 at his residence in Liberal.

He was born on July 2, 1946 in Washington. He was the son of Eugene Ridings and Hazel Hunter.

On September 16, 2006, he married Rita Ann Irsik. She preceded him in death on May 21, 2017.

Ozzie was a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served during the Vietnam War. He was always very proud of his service. He was also very passionate and very involved in the National Day of Prayer for the last 8 years.

Survivors include:

1 step-son

Benjamin Stanton Hogan and his wife Melissa of Ocala, Florida.

1 step grandson

Ryker Stanton Hogan

No visitation will be held. Graveside services will be held Friday, February 16, 2018 at 2:00pm with Pastor Kevin Alexander presiding at Liberal Cemetery with military rights provided by the American Legion.

Memorial Contributions may be sent to Vietnam Veterans of America in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd St., Liberal, KS 67901, in Ozzie’s name.

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