James H. Ryan, 77, Belleville, Ill., died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
He was born on Oct. 27, 1935 in Lebanon. Ryan was a retired tech specialist for Boeing Aircraft. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force
He was preceded in death by: His parents, Charles B. and Susan Abell Ryan; and a sister, Elizabeth Ryan-Shinn.
Survivors include: his wife, Joyce A. Strange Ryan of Belleville, Ill.; four sons, James B. (Sharon) Ryan of Bailey, Colo., Patrick S. (Diane) Ryan of Crestwood, Kenneth A. (Holly) Ryan of Crown Point, Ind., and Matthew S. (Lorren) Ryan of Edwardsville, Ill.; three brothers, Charles (Rita) Ryan of Lexington, Fred (Freda) Ryan of Lebanon, and Robert (Marcia) Ryan of Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Mary Helen (Clement) Iven of Santa Fe, Texas, Sue Ann (David) Warms of Louisville, and Martha Harrington of Lexington; grandchildren, Justin, Sarah, Joseph, Jacob, Nicholas, Katherine, Bryan, Brandon and Benjamin Ryan; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Kurrus Funeral Home, with interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
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