Selma J. (Merrill) Ridenour, 84, of Frankfort, Ind., died January 13, 2023 in her home. She was born at home on June 26, 1938 in Kirklin, Indiana to Lloyd “Doc” Merrill and Miriam Catherine (Plummer) Merrill. She married Reldo Ross Ridenour on July 12, 1957 at the Hopewell Methodist Church and he preceded her in death on February 21, 2013
Selma was a 1956 graduate of Michigantown High School and served as treasurer for the Michigantown High School Alumni Association for 25 years. She previously worked for the Soil Conservation Service, H&R Block, worked 24 years in the Clinton County Surveyor’s office and served as Clinton County Surveyor from 2002 – 2004. Selma was a previous member of Hopewell United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church and previously attended the New Life in Christ Ministries in Frankfort. After retiring, she and Reldo became snowbirds living in Venetian Park Estates in Sarasota, Florida. They belonged to the Ambassadair Travel Club and traveled worldwide. She and Reldo enjoyed square dancing in the Happy Hearts Club and she was a Scout volunteer.