|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1988|
|Death: ||May 18, 2006|
The earth was blessed with the birth of Jacqueline Ryan Capps on July 4, 1988. Ryan lived her life with a passion for loving and helping others until she was welcomed by the angels into her heavenly home at 2 a.m. May 18, 2006.
Ryan's life ended as a result of complications with end-stage renal failure. She had fought the disease for several years before choosing to stop her hemo dialysis treatments. She completed her life of 17 years at her home in Ozark, surrounded by her family and friends.
Ryan was the well-known face and the voice of the Children's Miracle Network as their Ambassador for the last 12 years. Ryan has been an active host for many fund raising events for CMN, as well as appearing on the annual CMN Telethon. She was born with Spina Bifida, a paralyzing neuro defect, and was confined to a wheelchair.
However, her spirit was always free to inspire and enrich the lives of all who knew and loved her. Her smile was contagious and her incredible energy was unforgettable. She had an amazing drive to spread the word about how much Children's Miracle Network had helped her and her family through the physical challenges she faced.
Ryan is survived by her parents, Ed Capps and Kimber Ott; sisters, Alisha Curran and Cayman Ott; brother, Kody Dunn; grandparents, Jack and Georgia Ott and Helen Capps; great-grandmother, Juanita Hutchins; and a host of relatives and friends.
A "Celebration of Life" memorial will be held Saturday, May 27, 2006, at 3 p.m. in the Auditorium of Ozark High School, Ozark, Mo., where Ryan was a Junior during this past school year. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the RYAN CAPPS MEMORIAL FUND through any of the Great Southern Bank locations in the area.
(Source: Springfield News Leader)
A big hearted "Thank You" to Kellie Satterfield for sponsoring this memorial for the Capps family!
Created by: J. D. McConnell
Record added: May 18, 2006
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