GLORIA J. (Tinsley) RYAN

Dixon: - Gloria J. Ryan, 65, of 915 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, at Rockford Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness.

Prayer services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Jones Funeral home, Dixon, with a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church Holloway Center, Dixon, with the Rev. John Stringini, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service.

Mrs. Ryan was born on March 21, 1932, in Princeton, the daughter of Oliver and Viola (Rheeling) Tinsley. She married William C. Ryan on Sept. 27, 1952, in Princeton. He died Dec. 17, 1993. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Dixon, the St. Patrick's Church Choir, the Resurrection Choir, and the Monday Night Ladies Bowling League.

Survivors include one niece, Candace Hurst of Davenport, Iowa; one nephew, Kurt Hurst of Moline; one great-grand niece; one great-grand nephew; three aunts; and one friend, Betty Friel of Dixon.

She was preceded in death by one son, Anthony; and one sister, Donna Spurgeon.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, Nov. 25, 1997, pg. A2, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)




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