Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Monday, November 26, at West Main Baptist Church for Jennie Beth Ryan of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mrs. Ryan, 82, died November 19, 2018 in Midland, TX.
Pastor Jason Kraft will officiate at the services. Burial will follow the services at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Combs, Jeremy Ryan, B.C. Martin, Kenton Puckett, Octavian Jackson and Gary Romine.
Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary on Sunday from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
Jennie was born February 7, 1936 in New Orleans, LA to Joe Broome and Bessie (Grantham) Broome. On January 18, 1955 she married Joe H. Ryan in Jal, NM. They came to Artesia in 1972 from Odessa, NM. Mr. Ryan preceded her in death on April 21, 1999.
Jennie was a Hostess at Pecos Diamond restaurant and a member of Faith Baptist Church. She also attended West Main Baptist Church. She was a Secretary and Treasurer for several bowling leagues and an avid collector of many things, primarily frogs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, daughter Cheryl Ryan, great-grandson Bryce Martin and son-in-law Joe Bob White.
Survivors include her son Joe Ryan and wife Shirlene of Big Spring, TX; daughter Karen White of Midland, TX; special friends Belinda and Owen Puckett; sister Barbara McBee of Corpus Christi, TX; 8 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
Mick came by and told us today about Jennie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a unique and precious friend. We had lots of fun years ago with her and Joe! The good part is they are reunited. You know she has lots to catch him up on. Love and prayers.
Scotty & Sally GoldsmithBaird, TX
FAMILY WHO WERE LONG TIME FRIENDS OF THE MOSLEY FAMILY - our prayers goes with the family during this difficult time ‘
MELVIN MOSLEYODESSA, TX
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your nana was such a sweet lady. She helped me a lot when I first moved here and got a job at Pecos Diamond Steakhouse. She was always willing to lend a hand to someone else when they needed help. She will be missed by us and by so many others. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Patrick & Valerie MorrisonArtedia, NM
This lady was a shining star at Pecos Diamond. I always looked forward to her big smile and beautiful attitude. I am so sorry for the family's loss!
Donna GrayMidland, TX
She always had a sweet attitude and will be missed, had many good days with her husband Joe.
J T JACKSONARTESIA, NM
What a blessing to have known this sweet lady! She had a smile & hug for all she met! Our prayers are with you during this time! May God comfort your aching hearts! Jennie left a large footprint on this earth! Our love to all!💗💗
Karen & Ronnie KillgoreCarlsbad, NM
I am sad to see the notice of Jennie's death. I have known her so many years that I cannot remember how we met. She was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. Always had a smile but I knew many days that she did not feel as well as she made folks think. God bless the family and many friends.
Marie BirchArtesia, NM
Sending your family our prayers, she will be missed so much. Pecos Diamond will never be the same she was so special.
Floyd and Carolyn TaylorArtesia, NM
I am so sorry for your loss! Sending positive thoughts and prayers to the family.
Tanya MauldinAlbuquerque, NM
Miss Jennie was beautiful both inside and out. Truly a lady in every sense of the word. Her joy brought joy to others. She always had a smile and a hug. Our sincere condolences to all of you on your loss.
Michael & Anna PittsArtesia, NM
You are in our prayers! We have many good memories of Jennie and many laughs with her. She was always so sweet to us. We are so very sorry for your loss! I know she will be missed by so many.
Gary and Paula CombsLevelland, TX
This world is a sadder place without "Nana"! She was a very special lady to me.
My love & prayers for the family.
Lilli SmartMelbourne, FL
May God Bless and comfort you at this time as you grieve the loss of this special lady, Jennie. You will be in my prayers.
Cheryle RyanArtesia, NM
My heart goes out to Jennie's family. Jennie was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. She was a ray of sunshine at Pecos Diamond and other places she had worked. She always had something positive to say and many a warm hug. May the Lord give you peace and comfort.
Karen BritoArtesia, NM
Love and Prayers for you all!! I loved Jennie through many years of bowling and miss seeing her at Pecos Diamond!!
Connie BakerRoswell, NM
Sending your family many prayers and hugs as you say "See you later" to Jennie. She was loved by many.
LuAnn BeardemphlLubbock, TX