Marie Ryan, 90, passed away on February 22, 2013 in the home she'd lived in for over 43 years. She was born in Fall River, Massachusetts to Teresa and Cesare Silvestri and graduated there from Durphy High School in 1940. She married World War II veteran Dennis Ryan in 1951. Due to his work as a geologist they lived all over the U.S. and in Peru and Australia.
Marie was preceded in death by husband Dennis in 2006 and twin infant Compton grandsons in 1975. Marie is survived by daughter Pat Compton of Arnett, OK; daughter Pam Morrow and husband Jack of Oklahoma City; daughter Claudia Meek and husband Steve of Davis, OK; and son Dennis Ryan, Jr and wife Kris of Oklahoma City. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren: Chad Compton and wife Amanda of Valley Park, MO; Jared Compton of St. Louis, MO; Corey Morrow and wife Heidi of Yukon, OK; Clint Morrow and wife Amy of Moore, OK; Jesse Meek of Davis, OK; Justin Meek and Tisha Beames of Durant, OK; Brandon Ryan and Heather Ryan of Oklahoma City. Also surviving are five great grandchildren Chase Compton of Valley Park, MO; Patience, Jacob, and Conner Morrow of Yukon, OK; and Sofia Meek of Durant, OK.
A rosary service will be held for Marie at Guardian West Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 27th, at 6:30pm. Services will be Thursday, February 28th at St. Charles Borromeo at 11am with burial to follow at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery