Ruby G. (Witham) Ryan (1916 - 2014)

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Ruby G. Ryan, 97, of Springfield, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at St. Joseph's Home in Springfield.

She was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Pisgah, the daughter of William F. and Zella Ethel Cline Witham. She married Joseph Stewart Ryan on Aug. 15, 1935, in New London, Missouri, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1993.

Mrs. Ryan is survived by two daughters, Marilyn (deceased husband, Bob) Maisenbacher and Betty (husband, Marvin) Allen, both of Springfield; two sons, William Jack (wife, Linda) Ryan of Jacksonville and Richard Ryan of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin; five grandchildren, Nicole (husband, Wayne) Johnson of Naples, Florida, Mark Maisenbacher and Theresa (husband, Dennis) Ryan, both of Springfield, Joe (wife, Jennifer) Ryan of St. Charles, and Michael Ryan of Bloomington; two step-grandchildren, Dan (wife, Karen) Yamnitz of Edwardsville and Ben Yamnitz of Springfield; five great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Maureen Ryan of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Billie Jean Adkins and Gertrude Leadill, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Ryan was a sales clerk at Fannie May Candies in Springfield for many years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Springfield and the Altar and Rosary Society. She has resided at St. Joseph's Home in Springfield since 2003. Ruby enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and dominos, and being a spoiling mother and grandmother.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Home Chapel in Springfield, with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery near Franklin. The family will meet friends one hour prior to the service at St. Joseph's Home. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph's Home or Sacred Heart Cemetery. The Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at
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Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Aug. 10, 2014