Retha Fern Pride, 97, of Maryville, Missouri, died on Monday, August 26, 2013, at Parkdale Manor Care Center, Maryville.
Retha was born July 12, 1916, in Parnell, Missouri, the daughter of Frank and Nina (Henson) Rickabaugh. Retha attended Parnell High School.
She married Harlan Pride on August 10, 1938, in Maryville, Missouri.
Retha was a member of the First Christian Church and the Herron Club of Maryville. She was a homemaker and a cafeteria cook 18 years for the Maryville School District.
Preceding her in death were her husband: Harlan (August 21, 1978); a son: Richard (April 14, 2011) ; her parents; brother Rex Rickabaugh, sister-in-law Dorothy Rickabaugh, and brother-in-law Dean Godsey.
Survivors include a son: a daughter: Norma Jean (Ron) Dougan, Trenton, MO; Steve (Patricia) Pride Cincinnati, Ohio; brother Lavelle Rickabaugh, Maryville; sister Wilma Jean Godsey, Palatine, Illinois; daughter-in-law Judy Pride, Maryville; 7 grandchildren; Mitch(Donna) Dougan, Trenton, Missouri, Matt (Brenda) Dougan, Ankeney, Iowa, Jason (Cheri) Pride, Kansas City, Missouri, Travis (Stephanie) Pride, Ravenwood, Missouri, Laura (Terry) Eighmy, Maryville, Missouri, Alex Pride Cincinnati, Ohio, Sarah Pride, Seattle, Washington, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 step-great-great-grandson.
Visitation is 6:30-8pm Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Price Funeral Home, Maryville.
Funeral Services will be 10:30am Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Price Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Miriam Cemetery, Maryville.
Memorials may be made to: The Dream Factory of Northwest Missouri, P O Box 8273, St Joseph, Missouri 64508.