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Dr. Eleanore "Nell" Ryan, nee Shableski, Ph.D., 80, of Clarendon Hills, passed away May 31, 2010 at her home. She was born April 25, 1930 in Chicago. She married Francis Robert "Bob" Ryan. Eleanore is survived by six children, Bob (Sue), Jim (Deb), Mark (Sherri), John (Satrupa), Chris (Susan), and Marynel (Jon) Van Zee; eight grandchildren, Cimarron, Kevin, Allison, Forrest, Rose, Sam, Greg and Alex; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother, George, and one grandchild, Lacey. Dr. Ryan was a clinical and consulting psychologist and was involved in a variety of organizations, including the American Red Cross disaster response, La Leche League and professional organizations. She served as president of Illinois Psychological Association in 2007. Eleanore was a grand lady and a blessing to many lives. She was active in social and civic issues in her own community, nation and world. For details regarding the memorial service, please call 630- 887-0413.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on June 6, 2010
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