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Phyllis Ryan

Windsor Heights

Phyllis Irene Ryan, 92, of Windsor Heights, formerly of Murray, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Calvin Community in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be noon Thursday, Oct. 26, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., in Osceola with the Rev. Dwayne Henrichs officiating. Visitation with family present will be from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the services Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Murray Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the North High School boys basketball program in Des Moines. Online condolences may be left at www.kalefuneralhome.com. 

Phyllis Irene Ryan, daughter of Pearl and Lela Smith, was born Nov. 14, 1924, in Murray. Phyllis graduated from Murray High School in 1943 and graduated from AIB in Des Moines in 1946.

On May 4, 1952, she married Lloyd Eugene Ryan at Knox Presbyterian Church in Des Moines. Phyllis and Lloyd moved to Des Moines, and Phyllis worked as an administrative assistant for Delavan Manufacturing for 49 years.

Phyllis is survived by her sons, Craig Ryan of Des Moines and Kent (Mary Jo) Ryan of Arvada, Colorado; grandchildren, Nicole (Mark Pedersen) Davenport of Altoona and Chad (Erin) Ryan of Urbandale; great-grandchildren, Zachary Davenport, Nicholas Davenport, Maggie Davenport, Matthew Davenport, Maya Ryan, Tess Ryan and Leah Ryan; good friend Tom James of Murray; as well as other relatives and friends.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Pearl and Lela Smith, and husband Lloyd Ryan. 

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