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Nellie J. Ryan

June 24, 1936 — September 27, 2022

Indianola, NE

Nellie J Ryan, age 86, of Indianola, NE passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Community Hospital in McCook, NE

One of eight children, Nellie was born on June 24, 1936 in Bartley, NE to parents, Frank and Johanna (Schutte) Sughroue.  She attended school in Indianola where she also graduated high school in 1954.

On October 27, 1953, Nellie married the love of her life, James Joseph Ryan, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Indianola.  Following James’ service in the United States Army, the couple made their home on the Ryan family farm north of Indianola. They were the proud parents of ten children.  Nellie embraced her role as home maker and to her, being at home was like being in Heaven.  She enjoyed baking, making crafts, sewing and creating homemade Christmas gifts for the Ryan Christmas weekend she anticipated each year. Mom reminded us daily that “we are so blessed”.  She was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church and the Altar Society.

Nellie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Ryan in 1988; two sons, Hank Ryan in 1976 and Roady Ryan in 1997; one granddaughter, Rebecca Peterson in 1988, five brothers; and two sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory include her three sons, Jack (Lisa) Ryan of Indianola, Vincent (Erin) Ryan of Chadron, NE and Herb (Elizabeth) Ryan of Indianola; five daughters, Bridget (Fred) Uhe of Papillion, NE, Kate (John) Peterson of Elwood, NE, Sophia (Rex) Hauxwell of Ralston, NE, JoHanna (Kerry) Scott of McCook and Maggie (Jesse) Mintken of Grand Island, NE; daughter in law, Peggy Rauch of Mohave Valley, AZ; sister in laws, Marge Sughroue of Omaha, NE, Jean Sughroue of Cambridge, NE, Sharon Deon of McCook and Mary (Vrbas) Sughroue of Culbertson; twenty eight grandchildren; twenty six great grandchildren, with another one of the way; the first great great grandchild due in January; along with many extended family members.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation with Family Present to Greet Friends

Sunday, October 2, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home

305 West C Street, McCook, NE 69001

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Recitation of the Rosary

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home

305 West C Street, McCook, NE 69001

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Funeral Mass

Monday, October 3, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Catherine's Catholic Church

815 D Street, Indianola, NE 69034

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Burial

Monday, October 3, 2022

St. Catherine's Catholic Church Cemetery

, Indianola, NE 69034

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