Betty Ann Ryan, 93, of Yellow Springs, died at 1:26 a.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2011 in Villa Springfield. She was born in Yellow Springs on October 28, 1918, the daughter of Charles and Frances (Kern) Geis. She was an accountant at Vernay Laboratories for 40 years and prior to that worked at Antioch College for many years. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and the former secretary and treasurer for the Yellow Springs Chapter of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia.
Betty loved to cook and bake. Everyone loved going to the house for pies and cookies especially during the holidays. Betty and Charlie loved to follow their son, David to all of his softball games for many years and developed many friendships through David's sporting events. They also went to every Shawnee High School football game and other sporting events that their grandsons, Jeff and Steve played in, even during inclement weather.
Survivors include her two children, Beth Bumgardner and David (Sheila) Ryan of Springfield; two grandsons, Jeff (Janel) Bumgardner and Steve (Emily) Bumgardner; two great-grandsons, Brady and Carter; sister, Helen Sill of Circleville and brother, Carl (Phyllis) Geis of Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles in 2009, sister, Catherine Geis, brother, George Geis, sister-in-law, Joann Ryan in 2010 and brother-in-law, Richard Sill in 2011.
The family would like to express their extreme appreciation to Dr. Michael McKee for his wonderful care, the staff at Villa Springfield including the nurses, aides, auxiliary staff and Bill Robinson, Administrator of Villa and Dr. Vipul Patel, Medical Director of Villa. Betty will be missed greatly by her children and grandchildren, but they are happy knowing that she is reunited with her beloved husband, Charlie, whom she married on November 12, 1949, and that she is no longer suffering. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday in CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Raphael Church. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Yellow Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.