Helen F. Ridge Clary, 54, Columbia, Mo., died Monday, May 19, 2008, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.
She was born March 28, 1954, in Warrensburg, Mo., to Henry and Lula M. Clifton Ridge. She was a graduate of Warrensburg High School. After studying nursing at Warrensburg Vocation School she worked as a nurse for many years.
She married Paul Hostetter and later John T. Clary. He survives.
Other survivors include her mother, Lula M. Ridge, Warrensburg; a daughter, Heather Ally; three sisters, Carol Clark, Linda Ridge, Chanute, and Virginia Richey, Warrensburg, Mo.; and two granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her father and a son, Caleb Clary.