Joy Ann (Sullivan) Ryon

Joy  Ann (Sullivan) Ryon
Joy Ann (Sullivan) Ryon, of Allegan, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2009, in Allegan. Mrs. Ryon was born October 18, 1919, in Akron, OH to Frank and Mildred (Joy) Campbell. For 28 years she taught 3rd Grade at East Grand Rapids Public Schools, retiring in 1979. Joy enjoyed bowling, knitting and quilting. She was a happy person and was the life of every party. On February 5, 1972 in Grand Rapids she married Lauren Duane Ryon, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters and a son, Suzanne (Jack) Dangremond of Allegan, Kathleen (Ken) Newby of Scottsdale, AZ, Beth (John) Kennedy of Kalamazoo and Bob Sullivan of Marquette; 10 grandchildren, Mike Johnson of Washington, DC, Debra (Chris) Clancy of Ludington, Sarah French of Paw Paw, Kris (Lesa) Newby and Kori Newby, both of Kalamazoo, Lori (Jaime Lamberty) Kennedy of Plainwell, John (Pam)Kennedy and Kelly (Brian) McFanin, both of Otsego, William Sullivan and Robby Sullivan, both of Marquette; great-grandchildren, Tori and Erin Clancy, Molly French, Kyan Newby, Melissa Walters, Heather Koziara, Joe and Joshua Bos, Meagan and Sara Kennedy, Chelsea, Paige and Aiden McFanin; one great-great-grandson, Jacob Walters; 5 step children, Doug Ryon, Theresa Barrenger, Lori Eisilones, Randy Ryon and Tim Ryon; several step grandchildren; a sister, June Simon of Galesburg; a brother, Jack (Doreen) Campbell of Charlotte; several nieces and nephews. Friends may meet the family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel  uneral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Joy may be made to the Allegan County Animal Shelter.
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