The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

July 11, 2014

Judy Ryan

OTTUMWA — Judy L. Ryan, 69, of Friend, Nebraska, was born March 30, 1945, in Oskaloosa, IA to Lyle and Luetta (Ladely) Truman. She passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Judy was a 1962 graduate of Ottumwa High School. She was united in marriage to Jerry Ryan on Sept. 25, 1965, in Ottumwa.

They lived in Grinnell and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, before moving to Friend, Nebraska, in 1971. She owned and operated the Friend Floral Shop for several years and later worked for Pioneer Publishing.

Judy was a member of the Friend United Methodist Church and the Friend Country Club ,where she enjoyed playing golf

She is survived by her husband, Jerry, Friend, Nebraska; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Dawn Ryan, Friend, Nebraska; daughter, Susan Bennett and son-in-law, Ray, Elkhorn; grandchildren, Holly and Lexi Ryan, Friend, Nebraska, Brooke and Jason Bennett, Elkhorn; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Jim Guest, Ottumwa, and Teresa and Tom Bastron, Bonner Springs, Kansas; brother, Ed Thompson and partner, Lisa, Ottumwa; nieces and nephews.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Ed Thompson.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at United Church of Christ, Friend, Nebraska. There will be no viewing at the church.

Visitation will be from 1:30-9 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 5-7 pm at Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend, Nebraska.

Memorials may be made to Warren Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Condolences may be sent at laubermoore.com.

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