- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)7
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)38
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Jo Ella Ryan
Jo Ella Mae Ryan, 77, of Naperville, Ill., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Naperville.
She was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Kansas City, Kan., daughter of Edward C. and Rose K. Wittrock Mullins. She and Jerry D. Ryan were married April 18, 1951, in Cape Girardeau.
Ryan attended Hanover Lutheran Church School and was a 1945 graduate of the former College High School. She moved to Naperville in 1981 from Clinton, Iowa.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Patricia "Tricia" Nader of Naperville; two sons, Edward Ryan of Clinton, Dennis Ryan of Bettendorf, Iowa; a sister, Edda Wittich of Murphysboro, Ill.; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Old Hanover Church, with the Rev. Robert Azinger officiating. Burial will be in Hanover Cemetery.