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Barbara Ann (Ridge) Holliday

Born: Sat., Oct. 27, 1934
Died: Thu., Jul. 11, 2019

Graveside Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jul. 20, 2019
Location: Crownview Cemetery

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Barbara Ann (Ridge) Holliday

October 27, 1934 – July 11, 2019


Barbara Ann Holliday, age 84, passed away on July 11, 2019 at 6:10 pm at Seton St. Vincent Hospital. Barbara was the daughter of Jesse (Bud) Ridge and Rosanna (Perron) Deforge. She is survived by her son Bill Holliday and wife Laura Holliday of Cicero Indiana and her daughter Barbara Jean Hathaway, and husband Scott Hathaway of Fishers. She has 4 grandchildren, Corey, Casey, Codey Holliday and Ryan Bisard (wife Heather).  She has one great granddaughter, Eleanor Bisard. On April 10th1953 she married Gerald Holliday who preceded her in death. For over 40 years, Gerald and Barbara Holliday created one of the largest Christmas lights displays in the state of Indiana, boasting over 60 thousand light bulbs and several old-fashioned figurines covering all 3 acres of their property. Gerald and Barbara would dress up as Mr. and Mrs. Claus, greeting all visitors and passersby with warmth, cheer, and Christmas music. Barbara was an avid mushroom hunter, many times competing to be the first to find the best mushroom spots and claiming to have found the largest one. She was preceded in death by her sisters Doris Jean Smith, Elizabeth Marlow, and brothers Vernon Ridge, Phillip Ridge. Survivors include brothers John Ridge (wife Dianne), Francis Ridge (wife Renate), Rex Ridge (wife Janice) of Seminole FL, Larry Ridge (wife Sharon) of Dartmouth MA. Barbara is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A graveside will be held on Saturday July 20, 2019 at 10:00 am at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan IN, with Pastor Carol Fritz, and Pastor George Cooper officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sheridan Fire Department 506 S. Main St. Sheridan Indiana 46069. All are invited to share memories at fisherfunerals.com. Fisher Family Funeral Services is honored to serve the Holliday Family.



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Barbara Hathaway
   Posted Mon July 15, 2019
Mom it's hard for me to believe all this is happening. I wish it was a bad dream, that I could wake up from. I will always love and miss you. You were the best Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma and there will always be a void in our hearts for you. Love your daughter

Marilynn Bell
   Posted Thu July 18, 2019
My sympathy at the passing of Barbara Holliday. I am the daughter-in-law of Carrie Bell who was her neighbor for many years and the mother of John, Dan, and Alice Bell. Barbara mowed the Union Grove Cemetery for some years. I remember the Christmas lights and the attraction they were. Barbara sometimes shared some of the mushrooms with me. I had not been in touch with her recently but will think of her as I travel the Lamong Road.
With sympathy,
Marilynn Bell

Bernie Watts- nephew
   Posted Sat July 20, 2019
My deepest sympathies to cousins Bill and Barbara. Aunt Bobbie was truly one of a kind. I simply loved going to her home and just being a kid with BJ. And boy did Aunt Bobbie spoil us! I know now she is with Uncle Gerald for all eternity. What a glorious heavenly family reunion she is experiencing. Until we meet again.

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