Graveside service for Betty Jean Ryan, 88, Lawrence will be held 10 am Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Memorial Park Cemetery. She died May 21, 2012 at The Windsor of Lawrence.
Betty was born on November 30, 1923 in Osage County, KS the daughter of William Earl and Bertha Leora (Drummond) Gordon.
Betty was a homemaker. She enjoyed bingo and playing cards at the clubhouse at Pinecrest Apartments in Eudora. Betty was a member of the Golden Agers.
She married Rolland E. Ryan on October 31, 1941 in Olathe, KS. He preceded her in death on July 29, 1993.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Earnheart, Linneus, MO, Virginia Freeman (David), Tecumseh, KS, Patricia Lee (Rolland), Bend, Oregon; two sons, Russell W. Ryan (Margaret), Goodridge, Minnesota, Randy Ryan (Jeanne), Linneus, MO; 15 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Leon E. Gordon, Warren S. Gordon and sister, Evelyn Elston.
The family will greet friends from 6-8 pm Friday, May 25, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Grace Hospice of Lawrence and may be sent in care of the mortuary.