Mount Vernon – Georgianna Ogden, 70, passed away on Saturday April 10, 2021 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Newark.
She was born September 29, 1950 in Mount Vernon to Clarence and Roma (Neal) McFadden.
During her childhood she lived throughout Knox and Holmes Counties, but spent the happiest years living with her Aunt and Uncle Helen and Kenneth Ridenbaugh and their family in Killbuck. There she was lovingly embraced not only by them but the town and the extended Ridenbaugh family. She went on to graduate from West Holmes High School in 1969. She met her husband James when he arrived with the Ohio National Guard to aid after the flood of '69. They married February 21, 1970. She moved to the Ogden family dairy farm in Wayne County. She was a homemaker, raising 4 children and hosted many farm field trips for Chester Elementary. The family relocated to Knox County in 1991 where they continued to farm up until Jim’s death in 2011.
While her children were young she was very active with school PTA, 4-H, Wayne County dairy promoters, National Holstein Association and Farm Bureau. After moving to Knox County, she continued to be active at county and state level with Farm Bureau, Pythian Sisters and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Warsaw and later Nellie. She particularly enjoyed in the last few years meeting with friends at the local Wendy's several times a week. The family particularly wishes to thank the staff at Wendy's Coshocton Ave. for their kindness to her.
She is survived by her son, Kenneth Ogden of Alpharetta, Georgia, son, Richard (Lisa) Ogden of Grand Rapids, Michigan, daughter, Elizabeth Ogden of Mount Vernon, son, Matthew Ogden also of Mount Vernon, brothers, Mike Pence of Millersburg and Ray McFadden of Howard, cousin Lorretta (Jan) Scheibe of Killbuck, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband James, her parents, step-mother Martha (Grubaugh) Nugent, foster parents Helen and Kenneth Ridenbaugh, and cousin Butch Ridenbaugh.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 16, at the Fischer Funeral Home, 403 High St. Danville. Rev. Dairel Kaiser will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery on Grove Church Rd. near Gambier. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. COVID protocols will be observed, and normal seating will be reduced.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Animal Shelter, 285 Columbus Road Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
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