Marilyn Lee Ridgeway

April 27, 1934September 21, 2019

Marilyn Lee Ridgeway, 85, of Kokomo passed away September 21 in Indianapolis. She was born April 27, 1934 in Frankfort, Indiana to Elebee and Delena (Smith) Campbell.

Marilyn graduated from Kokomo High School in 1952 and went on to work at Delco Electronics as Chief Telephone Operator; she retired from Delco in 1985. She and Robert Ridgeway raised a lovely daughter, Vickie. Marilyn was a member of the First Christian Church in Kokomo and the Energy Club. She enjoyed walking around her neighborhood, and when it was cold, the Markland Mall. Marilyn shared many lunches with a group of special friends and was key in organizing her high school reunions. She was funny and outgoing and loved her family dearly. She spent many birthdays and holidays with them, and will be missed greatly.

Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Vickie (Wilson) Binford; granddaughters, Paige Ridgeway and Melissa Binford; nephew, Jeff Lamberson; great nephew, Jeffrey Lamberson; and two stepsiblings.

In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her sister Laura, and a stepsister.

Family will receive friends Thursday, September 26 at 10am at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, 2097 W. Alto Road, Kokomo, IN 46902, with burial to follow at 11am.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, September 26, 2019


Marilyn Lee Ridgeway

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Susan Sprentall

September 24, 2019

In loving memory of Marilyn...
Farewell to this lovely lady who let us come and go.
Dressed to the nines. by example she would show.
She stood tall, sat straight, established her career and home
Never complaining about us or being on her own,
We ran the neighborhood from one gravel road to the next,
Then traveled to the lake and continued
what we thought was life’s best.
She was one of the lady moms
always there through our thick and thin.
We were the little she devils who needed her strong, stern, tear jerking words many times back then.
But she always answered soft with lovable hugs to endure,
Turning our tears to laughter,
Encouraging us back out there several times after.
For Life is for Living in your own way!
I see her smiling with each of us
Reminiscing about those days.
when we each joined the big burbs
Leaving behind all of those who were concerned
Today we circle back to remember her,
the example, the smile, and the laugh she coined.
God take care of this lady we plead,
we promise to Live On and to Lead”