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Margaret Ryan

February 3, 1931 November 29, 2009
Margaret Ryan
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PEORIA-Margaret “Jo” Ryan, 78, of Peoria, passed away at 1:32 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2009, at her residence. She was born on February 3, 1931, in Wyoming, IL to James L. and Leota Kissel Ryan. She is survived by one brother, John J. (Patricia) Ryan of Larkspur, CO; one sister, Alice Pursley of Linden, CO; and thirty-seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters. Jo was a Registered Nurse retiring from OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She was a peacetime US Air Force veteran. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Senior Saints and a volunteer for the Sisters of Charity Soup Kitchen. Jo was an avid Notre Dame Football Fan. She enjoyed watching her nieces and nephews sporting activities. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at St. Vincent de Paul Church with Rev. Dustin Schultz officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Private graveside services will be held at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Camp Grove at a later date. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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