Obituary for Maggie Wideman (Rutledge)
Maggie Effie Wideman of Richwoods, Missouri departed this life surrounded by the love and care of her family and care givers on February 15, 2018 at the Potosi Manor. Maggie was born March 14, 1918 in Potosi a daughter of the late Ida (Cordia) Rutledge and Charles Rutledge.
Maggie was a lifelong member of the St. Stephen Catholic Church, she was very active with the parish and all of its events. She was a team member of the Parish Quilters Club and was always there for the many dinners and picnics. Her Church held a very dear and special place in her heart and life.
Maggie was united in marriage to Clarence Burton Wideman. They were blessed to have three children born to the union.
Maggie is survived by one daughter, Wilma Jean Minx and her husband Jerry of Richwoods, one son, Clarence Edward Wideman and his wife Karen of DeSoto, three sisters, Ethel Bonebreak and Ann Lagetich both of California and Dorothy Calahan of Lutz, Florida. Twelve grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and twenty-three great great grandchildren and by many other dear and special relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Phyllis Ann Greenlee, one sister, Nora Wideman and two brothers, Luther and Lester Rutledge.
Maggie had a great love for family and life. Her faith in God gave her the strength to cope and celebrate every day. She enjoyed all the traveling around the country, the fishing and camping trips and especially the trips to the boat and bingo games. Maggie was always ready for a get together and cook large meals and spend time with her family. She was ready to go anywhere at any time if someone said let’s go! She had a heart of gold, a dedicated soul and a love for all.