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)