Obituaries: Sheila Ryan

OTTUMWA-Sheila Kay Ryan, 67, of 102 E. Finley, died at 3:40 p.m. June 26, 2017 at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

She was born May 20, 1950 in Bloomfield to Rex and Mary Christy Ryan.

A 1967 graduate of Davis County High School, Sheila had worked for the Sisters of Humility at Ottumwa Heights College, had also worked at the YMCA and in in-home care.

She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Surviving are her children, Mike (Melissa) Ryan of Marengo, Chris (Merly) Ryan of the Philippines, Shane Ryan of Ottumwa and Brandy (Phillip) Burgmeier of Ottumwa; 17 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Larry Wayne (Jennifer) Ryan of Bloomfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Don Ryan.

Funeral Mass will be 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father Patrick Hilgendorf presiding.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation begins at  1 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home.  A Christian Wake will be held at  5 p.m. Wednesday followed by family visitation until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to the University of Iowa Foundation for the Stead Family Children’s Hospital.