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Ruth M. Ryan Guyette


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Ruth M. Ryan Guyette

Minneapolis, MN - (1919 - 2017)

Ruth M. Ryan Guyette passed away peacefully in her sleep after a brief illness and a long life. She was 98 years old. Ruth passed at home, surrounded by loved ones. She is survived by her sister, Edna Nell; her three children - Jon Patrick Ryan, Joanna Ryan Shelton, and Resa Ryan Ersoff; and three step-children - Lynn Guyette Wilson, Thomas Guyette and Richard Guyette. She had five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous grand and great-grand dogs.

Ruth loved to travel, but lived her whole life in and around Springfield, Missouri. She obtained her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Southwest Missouri State University when she was in her fifties, then went on to teach for many years at Strafford Elementary School in Strafford, Missouri.

She was married to Jack C. Ryan from 1937 until Jack's death in 1985. Later, she married Bill Guyette when she and Bill were both 83 years old and enjoyed a short (3-year), but very sweet marriage until Bill's passing in 2006.

After Bill's death, Ruth lived with her sister, Edna, and attended Central Christian Church. In 2012, an injury resulted in Ruth moving to her daughter Joanna's home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she stayed until her death on December 26, 2017. She was beloved of many and will be greatly missed.
Published in the News-Leader on Feb. 4, 2018
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