Patricia C. VanRyn, age 87, of Roanoke, went to be with her Lord Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at St. Anne Communities, Fort Wayne. She graduated from Elmhurst High School. She was a CNA for 35 years, working at St. Anne Community, other area nursing homes, and as a home health aid. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Roanoke.
Patricia was born April 17, 1933, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Virgil and Evelyn (Duff) Carter. On February 17, 1951 she married her beloved husband of 61 years John Edward VanRyn. He passed away March 9, 2012. She is survived by a son John (Gloria) VanRyn Jr. of Largo, FL, 6 daughters Juanita (Ernest) Wheeler of Fort Wayne, Ann VanRyn of Roanoke, Julie (Roger) Andrews of Decatur, Rose (Steve) Lunn of Fort Wayne, Jill (Jim) Bickel of Andrews, and Janet (Michael) Thomas of Roanoke, 21 grandchildren, numerous great- grandchildren, and a sister Nila Ross of Roanoke. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters Mary Jane Carter and Jean Schnepp and a brother Virgil Carter Jr.
Visitation will be held Sunday, June 7 from 2-7 pm at Christ United Methodist Church, Roanoke and Monday, June 8 from 9-10 am preceding the 10:00 am funeral service at the church. Pastor Carla Rice will officiate. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Roanoke.
Preferred memorials are to St. Anne Community activity fund c/o Midwest Funeral Service, 1415 W. Coliseum, Fort Wayne 46808.
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