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Cicely Ryan

Published January 03,2019

Obituary's Biography:

Cicely “Cis” Ryan, age 91, of Glenview, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at her home on Thursday, December 20, 2018.  Cis is survived by five children Anne (Fred) McGlynn of Milan, IL; David Ryan Jr. of Waukegan IL; Thomas (Sucoro) Ryan of Waukegan, IL; William (Barb) Ryan of Boynton Beach, FL; and James (Julie Hextell) Ryan of Wilmette, IL.  Cis was the beloved grandmother of Sarah (Shawn Kilty) McGlynn; Ellen McGlynn; Jesus (Dani) Castillo, Geovanni (Melissa) Castillo; Rachel, Michael, Sean, Madeleine, Ramona and Carter Ryan; and the delighted great-grandmother of Lucas Castillo.  Cis will be sorely missed by her dear brother, Sam Hicks, of Loveland, OH, as well as other nieces and nephews.  Cis was born in Charleston, WV, in February 1927.  She spent her early years in New Jersey and Ohio, and graduated from Oberlin College in 1948.  Cis married Dave Ryan in 1950, and they moved to Lake County. Cis lived in Grayslake, Spring Grove, Fox Lake, and Glenview.  She taught middle school math to a generation of students at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Round Lake, before retiring to focus on her passions (golf and bridge).  Cis was thrilled to see her Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series.  Cis was preceded in death by her husband David; their infant son Steven Collins Ryan; her older brother Gilbert Hicks III; and her parents. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 10:00-12:00 a.m., followed by a short memorial service, at Strang Funeral Home Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Private internment at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville, will follow. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind, which was a help to Cis in recent years.  https://chicagolighthouse.networkforgood.com/projects/14524-give-today-to-the-chicago-lighthouse)

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