Joan Ruth Ryland (Albert), age 81, resident of Waterford, died at her home on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Born in Union City on February 24, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Lulu Beemer Pattison. Joan was a beautician for over 50 years and operated her own shop in Union City. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Union City Lodge, and the American Legion Post 285, Waterford. Joan had many dear friends and was often referred to as "Mom" by many. She enjoyed golfing, playing cards with friends, and working puzzles. She cherished spending quality time with her grandsons and family who will always remember her as a loving mother and grandmother. Preceding her in death was her husband, Jack Dean Ryland, who died August 1, 1993; her son, Jeffrey Lynn Ryland; and a brother, Carlton Pattison. Family members that survive include her three daughters, Jaylene Keefer and husband Mark of Sarasota, Fla., Jorja McWilliams of Waterford, and Jody Ryland of Indianapolis, Ind.; two grandsons, Branden and Kenny McWilliams; and a brother, Howard Pattison and wife Doris of Titusville. Friends may attend visiting hours at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Friday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Final burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Union City. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Union City Country Club or VNA Hospice. Online condolences may be sent at www.vanmatrefuneralhome.com
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 29, 2012