Jean Ryan

Jean Ryan, 73, of Huntington, died Dec. 5, 2008, at 1:26 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Ryan was retired from Innovative Packaging in Huntington and was affiliated with Union Church in Huntington County.

She was born April 25, 1935, in Pleasant Plains, AR, to George and Lillie O'Dell Sprouse.

Survivors include a son, John McClain, of Huntington; two brothers, Alfred Sprouse, of Bragg City, MO, and Frank Sprouse, of Fennville, MI; four sisters, Vera Middleton, of New Port Richie, FL, Lucy Noble and Dessie Gossman, both of Pineville, MO and Bettie Smith, of Winchester, TN; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A funeral service was held Dec. 9, 2008, at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, with Rev. Jeff Carrell officiating. Burial was at the Mt. Etna Cemetery.

Preferred memorials gifts are to Parkview Huntington Home Health & Hospice, in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN 46750.

Online condolences are to www.mcelhaneyhart funeralhome.com.