Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Ryan

October 12, 1918March 5, 2014

Elizabeth Ann {Betty} (Nee Wandrey) Ryan, of St. Therese Care Center in New Hope, MN died peacefully on March 5, 2014.

She was born October 12, 1918, in Madison, WI. She was a graduate of Edgewood College and University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Home Economics, and taught Home Economics in Markesan, WI and Madison, WI.

Betty married Joseph M. Ryan in Madison; he preceded her in death in 2005.

She served as President of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (Diocese of Rockford, IL) and held numerous other parish offices.

In addition to her husband, Joe, she was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Grace Green.

Betty is survived by her children, Patrick (Betsy) Ryan, Sr. Rosemary Ryan MMS, Elizabeth Ryan, Jane (David) Templeton, John (Rita) Ryan, Jim (Rose) Ryan, and Dennis Ryan; grandchildren, Sean (Tina), Abby (Chris), Megan (Vassilis), Kelly, Patrick, Brigid, Kevin (Kassie), Dan (Lindsey), T.J., Molly, Katy, Paulina, Colin, Mike, and Barry; and great-grandchildren, Jack, Stella and Ruby.

Visitation will be on March 7 from 7-8:30 PM with prayer service at Kapala-Glodek-Malone Funeral Home, 7800 Bass Lake Road, New Hope. Mass of Christian Burial to be held on March 8, at 1:30 PM at St. Joseph Historic Little Church, 13015 Rockford Road, Plymouth, MN, with a reviewal beginning at 12:30 PM. Private family interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Memorials to Medical Mission Sisters, St. Therese Residence/Care Center or Catholic Relief Services are preferred.

Arrangements with Kapala-Glodek Malone Funeral Home (763) 535-4112


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 8, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, March 7, 2014

Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Ryan

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March 12, 2014

Betty was such a kind and wonderful person. It was a delight to be in her presence when we would visit her.
Love, Ken and Rita

March 9, 2014

To the wonderful Ryan family,
We wish we could have been with you Friday & Saturday but just wasn't possible. Betty was an absolutely wonderful lady and so full of joy before she became so ill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and she is with God now and HE will take care for her.
All our love,
Kathy & Sam Krankkala
Marco Island FL

Mary Anderson

March 9, 2014

So sorry to hear about Betty, she was a great person and had a wonderful family. She will be missed. You are all in my thoughts. Mary Anderson

March 7, 2014

We were so sorry to hear about Betty. She was such a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this very difficult time. Love, Ralph and Marti Tittelfitz