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Gladys Willa Davis Ryan

Female 1910 - 2015  (105 years)


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  • Name Gladys Willa Davis Ryan 
    Born 3 Apr 1910  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Jun 2015  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 18 Jun 2015  Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6096  Rossville
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2017 

    Father Denny Morgan Davis,   b. 4 Jul 1881, West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1971, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Grace Lucinda Alexander Davis,   b. 15 Mar 1885, McLouth, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1958, St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Family ID F1540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gerald M Ryan,   b. 19 Aug 1908,   d. 28 Dec 1991  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1937 
    • Gladys's obituary says they were married in 1936.
    Documents
    Marriage- Davis, Gladys-Ryan, Gerald
    Marriage- Davis, Gladys-Ryan, Gerald
    DAVIS-RYAN
    Miss Gladys Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Davis, of Rossville, and Mr. Gerald Ryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ryan, of Col¬by were married at 12 o’clock, Friday noon, December 25, at the home of the bride’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Alexander. Rev R. S. Weinland read the ceremony as the bride and groom stood beneath an arch of silver wedding bells. Miss Dorothy Philips played “I Love You Truly,” during the service. The bride was lovely in an afternoon dress of cornation blue with which she wore black accessories and carried a lovely arm bouquet, Miss Betty Jane Alexander, the bride’s only attendant, wore an afternoon dress of dawn blue with black accessories. Mr. Tom Ryan, brother of the groom, was best man.

    Mrs. Ryan is a graduate of the Christ’s hospital at Topeka and for the last three years has been following her profession in Thomas county. Mr. Ryan is in business at the Ryan & Andregg Motor Company.

    Immediately following the ceremony the couple left for a honeymoon and will be at home after Jan. 1 at the Passell apartment on 2nd street.

    The guests were Mr. and Mrs. S, II. Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ryan, Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Grosjean, Miss Mary Hubbard, Mr. John Alexander and Miss Ruth Perry, of Topeka.—Free Press-Tribune, Colby, Ks.
    Engagement- Davis, Gladys-Ryan, Gerald
    Engagement- Davis, Gladys-Ryan, Gerald
    Needs manual transcription.
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2017 15:37:03 
    Family ID F4421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary- Ryan, Gladys 1
    Obituary- Ryan, Gladys 1

    In Memory of
    GLADYS W. RYAN
    Gladys Willa Davis Ryan
    Gladys Willa (Davis) Ryan, 105, of Topeka, died Monday, June 15, 2015, at Topeka Presbyterian Manor. She was born April 3,1910, at Rossville, the daughter of Denny Morgan and Grace Lucinda (Alexander) Davis.

    Gladys was raised on the family farm at Rossville; graduated Rossville High School and in 1933 from Christ Hospital School of Nursing. In Colby she was a visiting home nurse.

    She enjoyed oil painting.

    She married Gerald Ryan in 1936. They lived in Wyoming for 50 years where she was active in her husband’s business. Gerald worked for a seismograph crew searching for oil and also did some uranium mining. He preceded her in death in December, 1991.

    After the death of her husband she returned to Rossville to be near her sister and brothers. She moved to the Presbyterian Manor of Topeka on July 17, 2002.

    Surviving are a sister: Eva L. Graves of Topeka; two nieces: Fran Schofield of Idaho Falls, ID and Janet Richards of Blackwell, OK; and a nephew: Fred Davis of Harrisonville, MO. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister:
    Minnie Hause; and two brothers: John Davis and Jim Davis.

    Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday,
    Obituary- Ryan, Gladys 2
    Obituary- Ryan, Gladys 2
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    June 18, 2015, at Jellison Chapel, Presbyterian Manor. Interment will be in Rossville Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the chapel.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Manor, 4712 SW Sixth Avenue, Topeka, KS 66606.