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Eleanor "Nancy" Ryan

January 6, 1994 - October 30, 2017

Eleanor “Nancy” Ryan, 93, of Springfield, died at 8:50 pm on Monday, October 30, 2017 at her home. She was born January 6, 1924 in Springfield to Christian Joseph and Ella Cecilia Murray Brahler. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by two daughters, Maureen Ryan of Mendocino, CA and Martha Goodwin of Springfield; two sons, Michael (Paula) Ryan and Martin (Sue) Ryan both of Springfield; 17 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; three sisters, Pat Benanti and Mary Jo Brahler, both of Springfield and Barbara (Larry) Ziliak of Indiana; one brother, Paul John Brahler of Murphysboro, IL.

Nancy was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. She was a St. John’s Hospital Samaritan for 14 years. She was owner and operator of Nancy’s Closet Women’s Apparel and was previously a buyer for Myers Brothers locally.

Memorial Mass: 10:00 am Monday, November 6, 2017 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with Reverend Wayne Stock officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.

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Date: Monday, November 6, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception


524 E Lawrence Ave
Springfield, IL 62703

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