JoEtta Josephine Ryan

Memorial service for JoEtta Josephine Ryan, 83, Lawrence, KS will be held at 1:00 p.m. on October 11th, 2022, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS. A Private Inurnment will take place at a Date to be Determined by Family. 

JoEtta passed away on Friday, September 30, 2022.  She was born on July 26, 1939, in Kansas City, MO, to Orville and Pearl (Korb) Tingle, who proceeded her in death.  

JoEtta married Carl Eugene Ryan on December 16, 1959, and he preceded her in death on July 18, 2015.  Her devotion, to her beloved Husband, remained constant to their reunification in Heaven.  Their nearly 56 years of marriage, took them through a lot of adventures together.   

JoEtta loved her family, whole heartedly.  She enjoyed sharing her wisdom and memories, of her childhood and past experiences, with everyone.  Her favorites past times were of her riding horses and taking care of her siblings, when she was young.  In addition, she often recalled fond memories of the family camping trips, fishing with her parents, boating, gardening, helping Carl with his brick mason jobs, listening to Carl play his guitar, watching her son play baseball and her daughters riding horses.

Professionally, JoEtta drove a school bus for over 15 years for Oskaloosa and McLouth School Districts.  After that, her and Carl started driving tractor trailers over the road, until retirement.  

JoEtta was a very loving mother, sister, and grandmother.  She is survived by her children, Cheryl (Peter) Reischman, Kathy (Les) Tennis, Rick (Tina) Ryan,  siblings, Ed (Rhonda) Tingle, Jim Tingle, Anita Tingle, eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made in JoEtta’s name to a Charity of Choice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

3 Condolences

  1. Jessica Freeman on October 4, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    Sweet Joetta ❤️ May you Rest In Peace, I love that I was able to care for you while you were at PR you will be missed



  2. Jerome &Barbara Korb on October 5, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    So sorry to hear about Jo Etta. Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family.



  3. Brandi McNish on October 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Sweet Jo, may you Rest In Peace. Although you will be dearly missed here on earth, enjoy your togetherness with the loved ones in heaven that I know you missed so dearly. My deepest and sincerest sympathy to the family.
    Brandi ( Peggy Lutz’s granddaughter)



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