Patricia Ryan, 82, Former Oak Park resident

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Patricia Ann Vaughn Ryan, 82, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Oak Park, died on Sept.12, 2011 after a brief and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was a devoted member of Northminster Presbyterian Church and the philanthropic organization PEO.

Patricia Ryan is survived by her husband, Robert; her daughter, Sarah (Phil) Martinez; her grandchildren, Rachel and Marin; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Vivian Vaughn, and her brothers, Marshall (Betty) and Leonard (Alice). She was especially grateful to her nieces, Amy Miller, Debbie Hunniford, and Judy Harshman for the loving care they provided during her illness.

Visitation was held at Church of the Nativity and the funeral was held at Northminster Presbyterian Church, both in Sarasota.

Memorial gifts may be directed to PEO, Educational Loan Fund, c/o PEO, 1700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312 or to TideWell Hospice, Ellenton House c/o TideWell Hospice Philanthropy Department, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.

Arrangements were handled by the National Cremation & Burial Society.

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