Edwin E. Ryan 1913 - 2008 Lawrence

Paid family tribute

Funeral services for Edwin E. Ryan, 95, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Mr. Ryan died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at his home. He was born June 25, 1913, in Galena, the son of Edward F. and Violet F. Ryan. He attended school in Galena and Coffeyville.Mr. Ryan served for 47 months with the Army’s 1st Cavalry Division in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a first lieutenant in Japan with the first army of occupation.Mr. Ryan taught school in Galena before going to work for Armour and Company, where he worked in Kansas City, Parsons and Mason City, Iowa. He retired in 1975. He moved to Lawrence in 1990.He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Charlotte, of the home; a daughter, Rebecca S. Ryan, Lawrence; a son, Dr. Michael E. Ryan, Mission Hills; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Colleen A. Ryan, in 2008.The family will greet friends prior to the service at the mortuary.The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to warrenmcelwain .com, subject: Ryan.

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