Kelly Elizabeth Ridl

July 25, 1981 ~ August 30, 2022 (age 41) 41 Years Old


Kelly Elizabeth Ridl nee Connell

Kelly  Elizabeth Ridl , 41, wife of Thomas Wayne Ridl, died Tuesday, August 30, 2022. Born July 25, 1981 in Livonia, Michigan. Kelly was the daughter of the late Daniel Connell. She was predeceased by her grandparents Richard and Rose Connell and Peter and Ethel Yuch. Survivors include her son, Gatlin Ridl; daughters Galiana Ridl and Karsyn Mehas; parents Bill and Trish Tolstedt; Shannon (Brian, Nick) Shunk; Colleen (Tim, Joey, Sammi) Zapotocky; Bill Jr., (Margaret, Jordan, Zofia) Tolstedt; Cindi (Joe, Jonathan, Nick) Allessandrini and (Cece, Collin Gibson); Chad (Jennifer, Owen) Tolstedt; Lisa (Kevin) Fritz; along with many aunts, uncle, cousins, friends in Michigan and Texas; and Friends at Verizon and her teams.

Kelly grew up in Canton, Michigan. She moved to Texas where she married, raised a family and rose to the position of Client Executive Manager at Verizon. Her favorite color was red. She loved playing Fortnight as a family, trips to the beach and her pets, Kaya, Coco and Valentine.


A celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at: 

Forest Ridge Funeral Home

8525 Mid-Cities Blvd.

North Richland Hills, TX  76182

On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 10:00 A.M.


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Memorial Service
September 17, 2022

10:00 AM
Forest Ridge Funeral Home Memorial Park Chapel
8525 Mid Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills, Texas 76182


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