Rosa Lee Ryan, 81

Funeral services for Rosa Lee Ryan, 81, of West Plains, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Mrs. Ryan died Oct. 5 at West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains.

She was born Oct. 5, 1936, in Howell County, the daughter of Clyde and Elsie Gunner Wade. On Dec. 31, 1954, in West Plains, she married Robert Allen Ryan.

Mrs. Ryan retired in 1987 from International Shoe Factory. She enjoyed reading her Bible, working Bible crossword puzzles and sewing. She loved giving to others. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by four children, Leslie Ryan and wife Eunice of Omaha, Nebraska, Rhonda Martin and husband Doug of West Plains, Justin Ryan of Dora and George Ryan and wife Wanda of Pomona; daughter-in-law Diana Ryan; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Arnold, James and Warren Wade; five sisters, Clydeen, Marylene, Diana, Vonda and Joy; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, who died Aug. 20, 1995; one son, Bobby; and one brother, Lawrence.

 Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in West Plains. Memorial contributions may be made to Life Outreach International ( and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, directors.

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