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Patricia C. Ryan March 7, 1947 - Dec. 16, 2012

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Patricia C. Ryan March 7, 1947 - Dec. 16, 2012

PAYNESVILLE - A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville for Patricia C. Ryan, age 65 of Paynesville, who passed away at her home with family by her side on Sunday, December 16, 2012. Reverend Glenn Krystosek will officiate.

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Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

Patricia was born on March 7, 1947 in Joliet, IL to Omer and Dorothy (Elberts) Halpin. She married William "Bill" Ryan on June 15, 1968 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South Wilmington, IL. Patricia graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor degree in Biology. She was a teacher all of her life. Patricia resigned from her many roles in July of 2012 due to her illness.

When she wasn't teaching she was gardening, cooking, crocheting, reading, and playing computer games. Patricia also was an active volunteer at church, the R.O.S.E. Center, the Koronis Manor, Habitat for Humanity, and tutored students.

She is survived by her husband, Bill; children, Joshua (Katie), Sarah (fiancé Nathan), and Adam; grandchildren, Jack and Ada; sister and brothers, Carol (Bud) Schultz, Dale (Carol) Halpin, and Don (Sandra) Halpin.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Dan.

A Special Thank You to all those who have given their support to our family during Patricia's illness.

Memorials are preferred.

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