Sally Anne Ryan, 85 of Taylorville, passed away at 5:17 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Taylorville Care Center. She was born on February 25, 1934 in Pana, the daughter of George and Boneva (White) Tanner. She married Donald H. Ryan on August 5, 1953 in Missouri. Sally worked as a nurse for many years at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. She was a member of the Taylorville First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed playing bridge and tennis, shopping, and spending time with her many friends.

Sally is survived by her husband: Donald H. Ryan of Taylorville; sons: David Ryan (Amy) of Taylorville and Mark Ryan (Cindy) of Springfield; grandsons: Zac Ryan of Taylorville, Jeff Ryan of Denver, Colorado, and Jared Ryan of Springfield; and sister: Marcia Frisina (James) of Diamond Head, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Ryan will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville with Rev. Michael Evanchak officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. Memorials may be left to the First Presbyterian Church or Christian County Animal Control.

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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