Obituary of Virginia M. Ryan
ADRIAN – Virginia "Cookie Lady" M. Ryan, age 94, of Adrian, died peacefully on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at her home.
She was born May 27, 1925 in Rome Township to Wilford V. and Henrietta (Smoke) Bates. On May 27, 1943, she married Robert C. Ryan and he preceded her in death on February 21, 2008. Virginia was the owner and operator of Ryan’s Bakery for 54 years. She was a member of the Jolly 18th Club. Virginia loved spending hours in her bakery. In her spare time, she enjoyed making quilts for family and those in need and working in her flower beds.
Virginia is survived by two sons, Richard (Wonet Kulwicki) Ryan and Roger (Vicki Daniels) Ryan; three daughters, Sylvia (Lloyd) Stoner, Carla (Ward) Allen, and Ruth Ann (Dave) Sutphin; 14 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, VicLee and Frank Bates; two sisters, Grace Ryan and Joyce Six; and a grandson, Scott Ryan.
Visitation for Virginia will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 12 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian with Pastor Fritz Kruse officiating. Please dress casual for the funeral. Burial will be in East Rome Cemetery.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Virginia Ryan, please visit Tribute Store
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