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Anna ViceAnna Jean Ridgeway Vice, 86, of Portsmouth, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, June 5, 2020, at The Riverbend House in Wheelersburg. She was born April 3, 1934, in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Arlin and Eva Ridgeway and loving stepmother Zelma Ridgeway. After graduating from Portsmouth West High School in 1952, Anna then attended Trinity Baptist College in Garden Grove, California. Upon her return to Portsmouth, she worked at Bigelow Methodist Church as a Secretary. She was married May 21, 1955, at Manley Methodist Church to Arthur E. “Gene” Vice, who preceded her in death November of 2017. In her married life, Anna worked at Montgomery Ward Department Store and together with Gene, opened two grocery stores, a laundry mat, and began the Gene Vice Insurance Agency, which remained open in Portsmouth for forty years. In her life, Anna has been a member of Central Baptist Church and Temple Baptist Church where she was active in the Women’s Maranatha Class, Communion Committee, taught VBS, helped with Youth Groups and was on the Sunrise Service Committee. She is survived by her children, Candace (Steve) Boden, of Portsmouth; Arthur (Perrin) Vice, of Virginia Beach, VA; Cheryl (Ben) Aldridge, of Humble, TX; her grandchildren, Sara (Damian) Pickering, of Lexington, KY; Katherine Boden of Lexington, KY; Hannah (Andrew) McGinnis, of St. Louis, MO; Joshua Aldridge, of Dallas, TX; Caleb (Gabriel) Aldridge, of Houston, TX; Darrah Vice, of Virginia Beach, VA; Alanna Vice, of Virginia Beach, VA; and one great grandchild, Emery Grace Pickering, of Lexington, KY. Anna is also survived by one brother, Richard Ridgeway, of Culver, IN; four sisters, Opal (Ron) Wright, of Meridian, ID; Linda (Jerry) Musick, of Clearmont, FL; Janet (Steve) Cristellli, of Clearmont, FL, and Nancy (Jody) Dadosky, of Minford, OH. She was also preceded in death by brothers Raymond, Robert, Birch and James Ridgeway. Private funeral services will be held at F.C. Daehler Mortuary with Pastor John Gowdy officiating, with public interment at Memorial Burial Park at 1:00PM on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The family would like to sincerely thank The Riverbend House Staff and Heartland Hospice Staff for their kindness and compassion that was shared by all. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to encourage Memorial contributions to The Riverbend House or Heartland Hospice.
Candy and your family - I am very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. This picture is exactly how I remember her from growing up on 6th. St. I remember her as a very kind lady. May the good memories f your life with her help you the difficult days. You are in my prayers. Mary Kay (Ford) Pennington
Mary Kay Ford Pennington Jun 17 2020 11:52 AM
Candy, Sherry, and Buddy, Aunt Ann was a beautiful woman. I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Genia (Mae's granddaughter, Toot's daughter)
EuGenia Wagner Jun 11 2020 10:39 PM
She was a Wonderful Sweet women! Always so kind. She will be missed! Sending prayers to her friends and family! :hearts::pray::skin-tone-3::hearts:
Mary Hoskins Jun 11 2020 10:32 AM
Will miss her so much. She will be with Gene now in heaven:heart:
Shirley Duncan Jun 8 2020 11:08 PM
Ann was such a beautiful soul inside and out a classy, woman to be admired so sorry for the families loss :pray::skin-tone-2::pray::skin-tone-2:
sharma brown Jun 8 2020 7:59 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Anna Vice
Mark and B.J. Johanningmeier Jun 7 2020 8:28 PM
a wonderful lady my prayers go out to family I have a lot of great memories visiting her home and the love she gave to my family. Lots of love to Candy Buddy and Cheryl. God bless you. Mike Ransbottom
Michael Ransbottom Jun 6 2020 12:38 PM
Candy, Buddy, Cheryl, Please accept my genuine condolences in this difficult time for you and your family. Loss of a Mother is a significant loss. May your Mom rest in peace and continue to guide your way in life.
Lee Howland Jun 6 2020 6:45 AM