Helen C. Ryan, age
98 of Porter, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016, in Valparaiso.
She was born on
September 7, 1917 in Houghton, SD, to Hugh and Clara Jones, both of whom
preceded her in death.
Helen is survived
by her children, Maureen (Jim) Cook of Valparaiso, William Larry (Ingrid)
Ryan, Jr., of Chesterton, Mary Helen (Ryan) Cook of Cincinnati, Dennis
(Ruthann) Ryan of Bartlettt, IL, Michael (Laura) Ryan of Valparaiso, Kevin
(Amanda) Ryan of Chesterton, and Robert Ryan of Elkhart. She is also
survived by her eighteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, her
cousin, Alberta Shingler of Black Duck MN, along with many nieces and
Helen is also
preceded in death by her husband, William Ryan in 1991, her daughter,
Therese in 1989, and by her brother, Raymond.
Helen was a member
of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton. She loved to cook, was very
charitable and delivered Meals on Wheels for many years. She also supported
many Indian reservations in South Dakota.
will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016, at 10 a.m., at Saint Patrick
Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton, with Father James Meade
officiating. Burial will follow at Saint Patrick Cemetery in Chesterton.
The family will
receive friends on Sunday, February 28, 2016, from 2 until 6 p.m. at
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. There will be a Rosary
recited at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
may be made to Saint Patrick School and the Share Foundation, 6357N 300 E,
LaPorte, IN 46350.
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