Joan Ryan


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Posted Online: Jan. 05, 2013, 5:13 pm
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Joan E. Ryan, 83, of East Moline, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at her granddaughter's house in Rock Island surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation is from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.
Joan was born Dec. 15, 1929, in Rock Island, the daughter of George and Evelyn Fletcher Pierce. She married Harold G. Ryan on March 3, 1950.
Joan was employed as a waitress at Murphy's Tap and several other restaurants. She also worked at the A&P for several years.
Joan enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casinos and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Colona House where she resided. Joan especially loved her cat, Nene.
Survivors include her children, Jody (Tim Wages) Berhenke, Jack Ryan and Tracy (Russ) Griffin; grandchildren, Jami (Eric Downing) Berhenke and Holly (Ryan) Espe; great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Jacob, Alex, Haley, Parker, Addison and Brady; and sisters, Pat Bowles, Nancy Davis and Leilani Grumadas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; two sisters; and Paul Smith, her longtime companion.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting her obituary at www.esterdahl.com.












 



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