Shirley Ryan

Shirley Ryan

Shirley Ryan passed away at home on April 27th at the age of 91.

She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Lydia and Gustav Huth and was a younger sister to her brother Don. Shirley was the rock of our family, a hard working woman who left her last part time job at age 75. She was a bookkeeper for many small companies throughout Spokane.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John, as well as her brother Don. She is survived by her 4 children, Michael Ryan, Susan Murphy, Mark Ryan (Carol) and Beth Schomburg. She was a loving and warm grandma to her 6 grandchildren, Kevin (Kayla), Brian (Kera), Erin (Kurt), Megan (Mike), Kristen and Neil (Michelle). She also took great pride in her 11 great-grandchildren.

Her family was very important to her and with this in mind, we suggest a donation to the American Cancer Society and/or becoming an organ donor.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 5th at Hennessey Funeral home. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery following the service.

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