Marie A. Ryan

December 4, 1922February 22, 2013

Marie Ryan, 90, passed away on February 22, 2013 in the home she'd lived in for over 43 years. She was born in Fall River, Massachusetts to Teresa and Cesare Silvestri and graduated there from Durphy High School in 1940. She married World War II veteran Dennis Ryan in 1951. Due to his work as a geologist they lived all over the U.S. and in Peru and Australia.

Marie was preceded in death by husband Dennis in 2006 and twin infant Compton grandsons in 1975. Marie is survived by daughter Pat Compton of Arnett, OK; daughter Pam Morrow and husband Jack of Oklahoma City; daughter Claudia Meek and husband Steve of Davis, OK; and son Dennis Ryan, Jr and wife Kris of Oklahoma City. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren: Chad Compton and wife Amanda of Valley Park, MO; Jared Compton of St. Louis, MO; Corey Morrow and wife Heidi of Yukon, OK; Clint Morrow and wife Amy of Moore, OK; Jesse Meek of Davis, OK; Justin Meek and Tisha Beames of Durant, OK; Brandon Ryan and Heather Ryan of Oklahoma City. Also surviving are five great grandchildren Chase Compton of Valley Park, MO; Patience, Jacob, and Conner Morrow of Yukon, OK; and Sofia Meek of Durant, OK.

A rosary service will be held for Marie at Guardian West Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 27th, at 6:30pm. Services will be Thursday, February 28th at St. Charles Borromeo at 11am with burial to follow at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery


  • Rosary Service Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 28, 2013

Marie A. Ryan

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May 21, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Marie's passing. She was always so sweet and loving to us.

Kathy and Jim Minton
Green Cove Springs, FL

Terry Morrow

February 27, 2013

Dear Pam, so sorry for your loss!! Terry Morrow

February 27, 2013

Dear Pam, so sorry for your loss!! Terry Morrow

Mary Lou Thornton

February 27, 2013

With loving thoughts, Marie, for the wonderful wife, mother, grandmother & sister-in-law that you were. You always said the kindest things. My thoughts & prayers are with you & the beautiful family that you & Den produced. Love,
Mary Lou

Shirley Ryan

February 26, 2013

Dearest Marie,
Thank you for all your kindness and hospitality. We loved making our little stops to visit with you and Uncle Dennis. If you see Tom on your new journey, please give him a big hug and tell him I miss him. Thanks

Marie's Family,
I am sad for your loss. She had many many good years. So, if you don't mind, I want to celebrate her life. She loved and took pride in all of you so much. She is in a good place. Tom and I were blessed to have known her.

Love and Hugs,