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Helen C. (Jones) Ryan

Died: Mon., Feb. 22, 2016


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 28, 2016
Location: White-Love Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Feb. 29, 2016
Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church

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Helen C. Ryan age 98 of Porter, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016 in Valparaiso.  She was born on September 7, 1917 in Houghton, SD to Hugh and Clara Jones, both of whom preceded her in death.  Helen is survived by her children, Maureen (Jim) Cook of Valparaiso, William Larry (Ingrid) Ryan Jr of Chesterton, Mary Helen (Ryan) Cook of Cincinnati, Dennis (Ruthann) Ryan of Bartlettt, IL, Michael (Laura) Ryan of Valparaiso, Kevin (Amanda) Ryan of Chesterton, and Robert Ryan of Elkhart.

She is also survived by her eighteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, her cousin, Alberta Shingler of Black Duck MN, along with many nieces and nephews. 

Helen is also preceded in death by her husband, William Ryan in 1991, her daughter, Therese in 1989, and by her brother, Raymond.

Helen was a member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton.  She loved to cook, was very charitable and delivered Meals on Wheels for many years. She also supported many Indian reservations in South Dakota.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton with Father James Meade officiating.  Burial will follow at Saint Patrick
Cemetery in Chesterton.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 2 until 6 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton.  There will be a Rosary recited at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Saint Patrick School and the Share Foundation,  6357 N 300 E, La Porte, IN 46350.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.whitelovefuneralhome.com.





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Tony Faith
   Posted Wed February 24, 2016
Mike, sorry to hear of your loss.

Ivan Hiestand
   Posted Wed February 24, 2016
Mike and Family,
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you and your loved ones upon the loss of your dear Mother. GOD Bless

James and Susanne Kunst
   Posted Thu February 25, 2016
Mike and Dennis, sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Kathy Vetter
   Posted Sat February 27, 2016
Mike and Laura, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. My prayers will be with you and your family.

Mary Lowry
   Posted Mon February 29, 2016
My prayers and condolences to you and your family, Maureen. My mom passed away 24 years ago, but she's with me every day in SO many ways. Peace be with you--I know your mom will always be there for you, too!


Mike Paterson
   Posted Mon February 29, 2016

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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