Rollins Funeral Home

1401 W. Hudson Rd, Rogers, AR

Phone: 479-631-6617

Edith Irene Ryan

Rogers, AR

1917 - 2018

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Published: January 11, 2018

Edith Irene Cole Ryan, 100, of Rogers passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018. She was born February 2, 1917 in Mulberry, Arkansas to the late John Samuel Cole and Ethel Overstreet Cole. Following graduation from High School she attended Oklahoma A&M where she met and married Lawrence Ryan Sr. They shared more than 75 years together. Mrs. Ryan enjoyed sewing, cooking, canning and took great pride in having raised their nine accomplished children on their farm near Prairie Creek. She was also a woman of great faith and was proud to have served as a Sunday School teacher for more than 60 years.

In addition to her husband, Lawrence, she was also preceded by two daughters, Virginia Jones and Florence Woodum (Paul); one granddaughter; her parents and seven sisters and brothers. Survivors include three daughters, Pat Vernon of Texas, Bette Playford (Jim) of Kansas, Ann McLeod (Larry) of Missouri; and four sons, Lawrence Gilbert Ryan Jr. (Lenie) of Jacksonville, Charles Ryan of Rogers, Bob Ryan (Pam) of Cave Springs, and Jerry Ryan (Dana) of Harrison; a son-in-law, Rel Jones; a sister, Dorothy McBroom (Johnny) of California; a brother, John S. Cole Jr. (Barbara) of Oklahoma; 26 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; many extended family members, her church family and dear friends.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, January 12 in the Chapel of Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers. Her Funeral service will be at 12 noon, Saturday, January 13 at the 8th and Olive Campus of First Baptist Church in Rogers. In lieu of flowers, memorials, "In Memory of Edith Ryan", are suggested to Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering, c/o Arkansas Baptist State Convention, 10 Remington Drive, Little Rock, Ark. 72204 or Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607 Arrangements are under the care of Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers.

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