Nellie B. Ryan
Services for Nellie B. Ryan, 72, Parsons, will be at 10 a.m. today at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens.Mrs. Ryan died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at her home. She was born Sept. 22, 1932, in Winston, Mo., the daughter of Edson James and Helen L. Hildenbrand Clark. She graduated from Winston High School. She also lived in De Soto, Edgerton, California, and moved to Parsons in 1981.Mrs. Ryan worked at the Good Samaritan Center for 10 years and retired because of her health. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Bonner Springs.She married Norman McCracken. They divorced. She married George Ryan on June 30, 1973, in Eudora. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include four sons, Norman McCracken Jr., Parsons, Donald McCracken, Lansing, Steve McCracken, De Soto, and Ed McCracken, Parsons; two daughters, Nelda Bass, Parsons, and Norma Coleman, Ottawa; a brother, Jim Clark, Enterprise; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.Two sons, Billy and Gary Wayne McCracken, one daughter, Helen McCracken, and two grandchildren died earlier.The family suggests memorials to the New Day Southern Baptist Church or to the family, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons 67357.