Ray E. Ryan of Taylorville, IL, formerly of Mason City, Ill. died Sunday July 9, 7:30 a.m. at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital. He was born in Mason County January 11, 1930 to Martin and Lonnie (Reed) Ryan. He graduated from Mason City High School. He later served in the U.S. Army and retired from Springfield Clinic.
Ray is survived by his wife Betty J., whom he married in June 1963; son Phillip (Marilyn) of Taylorville, Ill..; daughters Patricia Giehl of Murphyfreesboro, Tenn. and Pamela Edley of Canton, Ill.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and brother Martin Ryan. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Owen and Orville Rauch and Herbert D. Ryan; and a sister Marian Ryan.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Graveside services for Mr. Ryan will take place Thursday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the Mason City Cemetery in Mason City, Ill.
Condolences for the family may be left online at www.hurleyfh.com. Hurley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.