Michael “Mike” Ridenhour, age 70, of Belle passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.
Mike was born September 19, 1949, in Belle, a son to the late Harold “Dick” and Geneva (Owens) Ridenhour.
He was a 1967 graduate of Belle High School.
On December 2, 1967 Mike was united in marriage to Janie McQueen at First Baptist Church in Belle. Janie survives of their home.
He was a member of Liberty Church of Christ.
Mike enjoyed fishing, trapping, and gigging on the Gasconade river. That was a few of his many hobbies. He was a Houndsman and loved going to competition hunts where he seldom lost. Mike was well known for his expertise in hunting dogs. He was very active in his children and grandchildrens sports, never missing any game that they were in and he coached his son’s baseball teams. He played baseball and basketball while in school and after graduating, for many years, played fast pitch softball. It seemed that everyone knew Mike and he couldn’t go anywhere without running into someone he knew. Mike enjoyed gospel music and led the singing at church many times. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. He will be missed greatly by those that knew and loved him.
In addition to his wife, Mike is survived by: two sons, Jason Ridenhour and wife Contessa of Belle, and Seth Ridenhour and wife Carrie of Belle; three grandchildren, Alex Moore and husband Wesley of Belle, Garrett Ridenhour and wife Taylor of Belle, and Jat Ridenhour of Belle; four great grandchildren, Ariel, and Amanda Moore, Landon, and Paysen Ridenhour; one brother, Danny Ridenhour and wife Pam of Owensville as well as many extended family members and friends.
In addition to his parent’s Mike is preceded in death by one sister, Patsy Ann (Ridenhour) Heitman and one nephew, Shad Ridenhour.
Visitation for Mike will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Sassmann’s Chapel in Belle.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Liberty Church of Christ with Randy Carr officiating. Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Liberty Church of Christ.