Marie C. Ryan, 99, Ferdinand

Marie C. Ryan, 99, of Ferdinand, formerly of Cincinnati, died Sunday (October 1) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born in St. Meinrad September 14, 1918, to John H. and Mary K. (Fetter) Schaefer. She married Elmer Ryan June 21, 1947. He died January 9, 1995.

Marie was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Cincinnati. She was a private specialty chef, enjoyed cooking, bingo, amusement parks, card games, and music and was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.

She is survived by two sisters, Verleen “Virlee” Zoglman, St. Meinrad, and Angela “Angie” Ebert, Ferdinand; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Elenora Hoffman and Clara Oeding, and four brothers, Arthur, Gilbert, Linus, and Alfred “Al” Schaefer.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. James Parish or Scenic Hills Care Center. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church, 3565 Hubble Road, Cincinnati, Ohio. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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