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Evelyn Lenore Ryan
Birth: Feb. 15, 1913
Death: Aug. 29, 1998

She was a published poet and humorist, whose work had been published in the Readers Digest and the Toledo Blade, where she was named poet laureate. She won several national contests for her skill in composing jungles and prose. Her daughter Terry Ryan wrote about her mother and her contests wins in a book titled: 'The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. This soon will become a motion picture. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Leo J. Ryan (1908 - 1983)*
 
 Children:
  Richard Michael Ryan (1939 - 2008)*
  Terry Ryan (1946 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Defiance
Defiance County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Laurie
Record added: Dec 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10038342
Evelyn Lenore Ryan
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Evelyn Lenore Ryan
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Evelyn Lenore Ryan
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I have the same DOB as you! I love your book and the movie and what a great mother you was RIP
-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 18, 2017
Today I read for the first time the story of Evelyn. I am sure she is resting in Heavenly peace.
- Ann
 Added: Nov. 27, 2016
What a great example you gave us of being positive, forgiving, happy, creative, and working hard. Blessings to you and your family.
-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 14, 2016
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