Mary Riddell, retired Director of Administraton and Conference Planning for the International Association of Workforce Professionals, passed away at age 67 on June 5, 2018. Mary was born November 20, 1950 and was the daughter of the late and Valentine Ardele Hill Willhite and Ralph Vernon Willhite.
Many members remember Mary fondly as a dedicated professional who cared deeply about IAWP. IAWP President-Elect, Grant Axtell said, “Mary was an incredible, kind human being who deeply loved our association. I know she will be missed by hundreds, if not thousands of people she touched over the years.”
IAWP Vice President Mary Rogers said, “Mary was a consummate professional. She always acted with class and dignity and was a shining representative for IAWP. Mary was a warm and loving person whom I was lucky to call my friend. I will miss her greatly.”
Mary is survived by her husband, Homer William “Butch” Riddell; two daughters, Amy Lynn Stodghill and Laura Paige Stodghill; a son, Craig Allan Stodghill; two sisters, Shirley Willhite Work (Mike) and Denise Willhite Dowling (Keith); five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Dr. R. Keith Willhite.
Services will be held at Rogers Funeral Home in Frankfort, Kentucky at 10:00 a.m on Friday followed by burial in the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Providence Baptist Church Building Fund.