Mount Vernon News
  • Lana S. Ryan

  • June 26, 2010

HOWARD — Lana S. Ryan, 64, of Howard and formerly of Marion, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Lana was born in Marion on June 4, 1946, to Ralph G. and Margaret (Kennedy) Chamberlain. Lana was a graduate of Marion Catholic High School and was married on Sept. 10, 1966, in St. Mary Church to her loving husband, Jimmie Ryan. She worked for Kmart from 1981-96 and enjoyed spending time with her family and her grandchildren.

Lana is survived by her husband, Jimmie Ryan of Howard; children, Tim (Loretta) Ryan of Big Island, Scott Ryan of Grandview Heights, Jennifer Ryan of Howard and Kana (Steve) Ryan-Powers of Moraga, Calif.; grandchildren, Cole, Haylie, Wesley, Georgia, Ben, Nate, Nicholas and Cash; her mother, Margaret Chamberlain of Marion; brothers, Mike (Diane) Chamberlain, R. Gereth (Nancy) Chamberlain, and sister, Jaque (Paul) Lambert, all of Marion; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Chamberlain, on Aug. 31, 1981.

Family will receive friends on Monday, June 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, 347 W. Center St., Marion, with parish prayers at 4 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, June 30, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary Church, 251 N. Main St., Marion, with the Rev. Father Michael Nimocks as celebrant. A private burial will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church in Marion. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



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