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Sarah Lee Ryan

November 14, 1927 - November 7, 2023

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Sarah Lee (Leap) Ryan, the daughter of Mary Catherine Leap, was born November 14, 1927, in Tarkio, Missouri. She attended Tarkio High School, graduating in 1945. Sarah then attended Tarkio College for three years.


On February 21, 1949, Sarah was united in marriage to Dennis Jerome “Jerry” Ryan at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Tarkio. They became the parents of five children, Ronald, Mark, Debbie, Dennis, and David and made their home in Tarkio their entire married life. Jerry passed away in 1996.


Sarah was employed as a Teacher’s Aide for Tarkio Elementary School for numerous years. She then was employed as a store clerk for Dave’s Convenience Store, Tarkio, retiring in 2010.


Sarah was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Tarkio. She enjoyed tending to flowers and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Sarah passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2023, Community Hospital-Fairfax, Fairfax, Missouri, at the age of 95.


Besides her mother and husband, Jerry, Sarah was preceded in death by infant son, Ronald Jerome. Survivors include children, Mark Ryan, Tarkio, Debbie (Mark) Sly, Fairfax, Dennis Ryan, and David (Mary Kay) Ryan, both of Tarkio; grandchildren, Nicole, Tiffanie, and Tony; great grandchildren, Jordan, Skylar, Kaitlyn, Stevie, Markie, Hudson, Nola, and Veda; numerous nieces and nephews and honorary daughter, D’Ann Mires.


Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 11, 2023, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Tarkio.

Open visitation will begin 10:00 A.M., Friday, November 10, 2023, Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. There is no scheduled family visitation.

Interment: Home Cemetery, Tarkio.

Memorials: St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church or Tarkio Nutrition Center.

Arrangements: Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.