Mrs. Claire Theresa Ryan, 87, of Omaha, Neb., died Wednesday, Dec. 19. She was the wife of G.P. Jed Ryan.
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Born in Mauch Chunk, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mary Hock.
She was a graduate of the former East Mauch Chunk High School and earned an RN degree from the former Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.
In 1956, she moved to Grand Island, Neb., where she met and married her husband in 1957.
She was also preceded in death by a brother Herbert; and a sister, Sister Cecilia.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Tim Ryan of Omaha; a daughter Patricia, wife of Scott Patterson of Herndon, Va.; three grandsons, Sean Ryan, Jackson Patterson and Masen Flores; and two sisters, Anita Jones in New Hampshire and Sister Eugenia Marie Jean Hock of Danville, Pa.
Service: A vigil service will be held at 7 o'clock tonight in the Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Mortuary, Omaha. Memorial Mass 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Elkhorn, Neb. Contributions in her name may be made in the form of Masses or donations to a