Joy Ryan(1929 - 2013)

Joy Elaine Ryan

MANSFIELD: Joy Elaine Ryan, age 84, passed away Monday afternoon, January 28, 2013 at Mansfield Memorial Homes. She was born January 24, 1929 in Mattoon, Illinois, moving to Chicago, Illinois with her family in 1935. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Pansy (Evans) Arthur. Joy was formerly employed as a secretary and accounting clerk. She loved her family, pets, reading, watching television and playing Bingo.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Tom) Harvey; son, Brian (Cristy) Ward; six grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Ryan; and siblings, Eloise, Anna, Mary, Donald and Mernia.

Friends and family may visit from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. A graveside service will be held Friday, February 1, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

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Published in the News Journal on Jan. 30, 2013