Rose Vryling Manning Ridings, age 96, widow of Alex (Bill) Ridings, Jr., passed away at home January 20, 2021 in Kingston. Rose and Alex were born May 22, 1924 and were married 71 loving years until Alex passed away May 1, 2017. Rose was a well-known local artist with works in oils, pastels, watercolors and china. The family would like to thank the Childs’ family for giving her the confidence to become a great artist and Ken Yeager for allowing her to display her works in local buildings such as the courthouse.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Bailey Gilbert Manning and Maggie Rose Manning Love; sisters: Bonnie Manning Shields and Evelyn Manning Anderson; son: Jan Manning Ridings; and daughter-in-law: Linda Maggard Ridings.
Survivors include son: Ben Ridings of Kingston; daughter: Eva (Art) Ridings of Cherokee, Alabama; grandchildren: Tina (Tracey) Ridings Fuller, Walter William Walker and Katherine Walker Ingle; great-grandchildren: Stone Fuller, Trace Fuller, Linda Lara and Venesse Ingle and Taylor Walker; great-great-grandchildren: Gavin Handshumacher, Daniel Handshumacher, Mason Fuller and Wyatt Fuller.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the perpetual care fund of Millers Cove Cemetery Association (913 E Millers Cove Road, Walland, TN 37886). Special thanks to Freddie Persterfield and Zena Mae Johnson (and many other family members) supporting Rose during her illness.
Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2021 in West Millers Cove Cemetery Walland, Tennessee.
Kyker Funeral Home of Kingston is serving the Ridings family.