Sara J. Ryan

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Sara Jane Kellum Ryan

Passed away June 19, 2014 at her home in Plainfield, IN. She was born on March 14, 1941 to the late James and Roberta Jones Kellum of Camby, IN. Sara was a graduate of Decatur Central High School and Indiana University. She married Larry D. Ryan, D.D.S. on January 1, 1961. She helped in the dental office and as a homemaker until she taught 3rd grade for twenty years at Northwood Elementary School in Mooresville, retiring in 2001. Sara fulfilled 3 terms as a Trustee of Earlham College in 2013. Sara was a member of P.E.O. Sisterhood, Book Lovers Club of Decatur Township, and Plainfield Friends (Quaker) Meeting. She was a 4-H leader, enjoyed I.U. basketball, hosting friends and family at their two-story brick farmhouse in Camby. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 22, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home in Plainfield, 106 Shaw Street. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 23 in Plainfield Friends Meetinghouse, located at 105 S. East Street. Burial will be in Fairfield Friends Cemetery, Camby. Sara is survived by her devoted husband, Larry, of 53 years; son, Dr. Gregory A. (Diane) Ryan; daughters, Luann E. (James) Heald, and Melissa J. (Jerald) Hackett; grandchildren, Stuart and Grant Ryan, Andrew, Morgan, and Natalie Heald, Raegan and Sadie Hackett. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Indianapolis, 9075 N. Meridian Street, Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46260 or to the Plainfield Friends Meeting, 46168. Online condolences may be sent to the Ryan family at:

Funeral Home
Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home Inc
106 Shaw Street Plainfield, IN 46168
(317) 839-6573
Funeral Home Details
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 20, 2014
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