Genevieve R. Ryan

Genevieve Ruth Ryan

Mom’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” began on September 1, 1925, at Swedish Covenant Hospital on Foster Avenue in Chicago, and ended peacefully at home, surrounded by family, in Round Lake, Illinois, on December 24, 2017. Mom grew up with her parents, Arthur and Gertrude Manning, and six siblings at 4509 North Whipple Street in Chicago. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes grade school and then Amundsen High School. After graduating, she worked in the city at several jobs including a stint as a clerk in the Palmolive Building. She married John Ryan in 1949, and several years later, with three children in tow, they moved 35 miles north to the suburb of Mundelein, where they extended their family to a total of eight children. Mom loved being a wife and mother, and raising her family. Her Catholic faith was very strong and sustained her throughout her life.

Mom was preceded in death by her husband, John Ryan; her son, Dennis Ryan; great-granddaughter Hannah Salcher; and by her parents, Arthur and Gertrude Manning; brothers Arthur and Mack Manning; and sisters Mary Lou Hildebrandt (née Manning); Frances Layde (née Manning); and Patricia Barry (née Manning).

Mom is survived by her children Kevin Ryan, Kathleen Ryan-Fox, Patrick Ryan, Maureen Snider (née Ryan), Colleen Ivins (née Ryan), Theresa Odom (née Ryan), and Sharon Mack (née Ryan). She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, her loving brother, Thomas Manning, and nieces and nephews too numerous to count (really).

Visitation is from 10:00-11:00 with a funeral mass commencing at 11:00am on December 30, 2017, at St. Gilbert’s Catholic Church, 301 East Belvedere Road, Grayslake, Illinois, followed by a funeral mass. In lieu of flowers, mom would appreciate donations to St. Gilbert’s Women Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) adult formation program.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information, log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call 847-223-8122.

7 Responses to Genevieve R. Ryan

  • Mary Donatto says:

    May the Love and Peace of Our Awesome Lord substain your Family at this time. Such a Beautiful person to All.

  • EILEEN MARTINO says:

    To all my cousins I’m sorry to hear that Aunt Gen has passed. My prayers are with all of you. I’m so glad we made it out there for her 90th birthday party. GOD BLESS!!!

  • Kairn Pawlikowsky says:

    Heartfelt condolences to all the Ryans and Mannings. Great Aunt Gen has joined our other loved ones for a grand family picnic in heaven. I can almost hear them all laughing together now…

  • Ellen McCoy says:

    From one of too many to count. Aunt gen babysat me when I was 2,3,4
    Helping my parents during my brother terry’s first years at home. This set up a close bond which con’dthrough the yrs. I recall walking by the ball field at Chase park and seeing Gen at bat wearing a strait skirt and sweater; being at grandparents when Gen &Jack we’re opening the giant piggy bank they’d saved in for their wedding. Ever after we moved away, we stayed close through notes on Christmas cards and in later times with phone calls and occasionally my visits for family events.
    Much love to each of you dear children of my dear Aunt Gen.
    Cousin Ellen

  • Christina Salcher says:

    So sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady. So blessed to have met her.

  • marlene salcher says:

    May God be a comfort to all.

  • Ginny Wagner Grosvenor says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a special lady and a very dear friend of my mom Teresa Wagner.