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William "Bill" Frank Ryan, Sr.

December 10, 1937 ~ October 26, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

William "Bill" Ryan, Sr. Obituary

     William Frank Ryan, Sr., 85, of Nevada, peacefully passed away at his home on Thursday, October 26, 2023 with his son, John Ryan, and daughter, Susan Ross, by his side.  Bill was born in Paris, KY, on December 10, 1937 to Joseph Francis Ryan and Gertrude (Maher) Ryan.

     After the passing of his wife, Bill’s father, Joseph moved his family to Colorado Springs, Colorado.  This is where Bill met the love of his life, Peggy Lou Plant.  Bill worked in factories both setting them up and maintaining them.  His first job was at a chip factory, Red Seal in Colorado Springs.  Bill and Peggy eloped to Raton, New Mexico, May 23, 1959.  Bill was a hard worker and could fix anything.  He worked hard to provide for his family.  He lost his beloved Peggy in 1995.  After losing her and living in Texas, he followed his brother, Bobby Ryan to Nevada, Missouri.  He has lived in the area for over 18 years.  Bill attended the Assembly of God Church in Nevada, MO.

     Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife, Peggy Lou Ryan; his sister, Mary Bruner; brothers, Joseph Ryan (Katherine), and Robert Ryan (Rosemary).  Survivors include his four children, Lou Ellen Acosta (Ralph), Austin TX, John Ryan, Nevada, MO, William Frank Ryan, Jr., Colorado Springs, CO, and Susan Ross (Charles), Colorado Springs, CO; 7 grandchildren, Katie, Audrey, Matthew, Ana, Joshua, Thomas, and Mckenna; 8 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

     Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, with Pastor Charles Ross officiating. 

     Arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.





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Memorial Service
October 28, 2023

1:30 PM
Ferry Funeral Home Home
Nevada, MO 64772


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