May 4, 1938 - March 13, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Patsy Ryan, 75, of Oklahoma City, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 13. Patsy was born on May 4, 1938, in England, Arkansas, to Thomas W. and Margaret Foster Perkins. She moved to Oklahoma City in 1954 and graduated from Classen High School in 1956. Patsy was known for her big heart and infectious laugh. She was a devoted mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, friend and dog lover. Patsy is survived by her children, Tim Ryan, Kelly Ryan, Cindy Radford, Shannon Ryan Hitchcock, and Brace Hitchcock, and their father, Gary Ryan, all of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren, Brendan and Tristan Hitchcock; two grandnieces, Jordan and Jillian Brinner; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas W. and Jerre Perkins; sister-in-law, Donna Perkins; nieces and nephews, Kimberly and Bill Brinner, Tom and Naomi Perkins, Margaret Christine Perkins and Tom Ganchuk; and beloved cousins, friends and dogs. She was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Perkins; fiance, Ladd Gwinn; and lifelong friends, Gloria Levins and Ruth Hadley. Visitation is Monday, March 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Corbett Funeral Home, 807 W. Wilshire Blvd. Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18 at Resurrection Free Methodist Church, 6000 N. MacArthur. Flowers or donations to dog adoption charity welcome.
Published by Oklahoman on Mar. 16, 2014.