Marguerite Ryman

Marguerite Morris Ryman, age 86, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017, at her home in Garnett.

Marguerite was born at White City, Kansas, on January 16, 1931, the third child of Robert O. and Pearl (Keeble) Morris. She attended school in White City, graduating in 1949. Marguerite became a member of the White City First Christian Church at an early age in 1943. She was a life member of the White City Order of the Eastern Star and also was a past Worthy Matron of White City and Kincaid. Marguerite was also a member of the Garnett American Legion Auxiliary.

She married Wylie Ryman who worked for M-K-T Railroad and made their home in White City, Erie, Centerville, and Kincaid. While living in Kincaid, she worked several years with Goldie Gull doing interior decorating, was manager of Martindale Villa Apartments, and worked at Kincaid Post Office. After the death of her husband Wylie, she moved to Garnett in 1994.

Marguerite enjoyed having her grandchildren and family gatherings. She enjoyed crocheting, cards, dancing and traveling. She was in the fifty states, Canada, Mexico, Nova Scotia, England, Scotland and Ireland. Marguerite's biggest thrill was traveling through New Zealand where she met her pen pal of over fifty years. She enjoyed the companionship of Roy Baker before his death in 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wylie Ryman; her parents, Robert and Pearl Morris; and her brothers, Robert D. and Benton Morris; great grandson, Bishop Bruce.

Marguerite is survived by her four sons, Kerry and wife Judy of Garnett; Lyle and wife Kaye of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Glenn Douglas of Wichita; and Russell and wife Sandy of Iola; twelve grandchildren, Kelly and Britt Mattix, Karissa Ryman and Daryl Lewis, Julie and Kellen Cottrell, Glenn Ryman, Galen and Justean Ryman, Amanda Ryman, Laura Ryman, Vannesa and B.J. Rayburn, Nicole Ryman, Sarah and Jake Bruce, and Austin Ryman, Matthew and Catherine Flynn; great grandchildren, Samuel, Burke, and Ava Mattix; Triston and Hunter Herod; Bella Ryman; Clement and Foeller Cottrell; Lillian Ryman; Caleb, Kensey and Qennedy Ryman; Kenley Ryman; Brilee, Baron, and Bailey Bruce; sister, Reva and husband Bob McIntridge; sisters in law, Margaret Memmer, Alice Schultz, and Ruth Morris; brother in law, Alan Heidel.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017, at the First Christian Church in Garnett, Kansas. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service time, at 10:00 a.m. at the church.

Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Dunlap City Cemetery, Dunlap, Kansas.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner Hospital for Children in St. Louis, Missouri and may be left in care of the funeral home.

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