Maybelle T. Ryan

July 4, 1931April 8, 2012

Maybelle T. Ryan, 80. Loving daughter of the late T. Walter and Maybelle C. Ryan. Survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, thousands of former students and her cherished friends and caregivers, Dawn and Robert Trujillo. Visitation Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Friday 8:45 a.m. from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd Street, Oak Lawn to St. Cletus Church, 600 W. 55th St., LaGrange, Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Much loved retired Biology teacher at Englewood and Kennedy High Schools. Member of Palos Hills Zoning Board of Appeals. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association will be appreciated. Info, 708-636-1193 or


  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 13, 2012

Maybelle T. Ryan

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Melanie Datta

January 24, 2013

Beautiful lady. Part of my Indian heritiage...

Kathy Freeston-Nelson

April 18, 2012

Remembering her fondly..may she rest in peace...JFK CLASS OF 1985......

Sandy Burica

April 17, 2012

I was a freshman bio. student of hers in 1981-82 @ JFK. She was a sweetheart. Loved the picture she kept of her and Dom Deloise on her cabinet! RIP Mrs. Ryan. Sandy Burica Chicago, Il

Geri Winters

April 14, 2012

Rest in peace, "Ma Ryan" knowing your students loved and respected you and thanks for providing such cherished memories of JFK H. S.

April 14, 2012

Maybelle was a classmate of mine at Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She was a true leader, and even after graduation worked tirelessly with the alumni association and did much to encourage our classmates to attend class reunions etc. She gave much time, effort and dedication to our Class. May she rest in eternal Peace.

Mickey (Agatha T.) Butcher
Stone Mountain, GA

Arlene Freeston

April 13, 2012

Thank You Ms. Ryan for being a Great Biology teacher. My heart felt Condolences go out to the family. Class of 82 Kennedy High School

Barbara Kocanda

April 13, 2012

Mrs Ryan was one of my favorite teachers at Kennedy HS. She started my love of Science. My condolences go out to her family and friends, because such a cheery, kind soul I know will be missed.

Donna Bretzer

April 12, 2012

I never had Miss Ryan as a teacher but I have many fond memories of her as the Sponsor of the National Honor Society. She truly cared about us as students. She hosted a bridal shower for one of my fellow students at her home. We exchanged Christmas cards for many years after high school. A truly lovely, dedicated person.

April 12, 2012

I will never forget how thoughtful Maybelle was...I met her thru my husband Mike and we shared some good times together. Rest in peace Maybelle, you will always be a shining star!
Annie Kinsley (Romeoville, IL)

Cynthia Taylor

April 12, 2012

I remember Ms. Ryan, she was the type of teacher you just didn't forget. May she Rest in Peace