Sue Claire Ryan

Born in Goodlettsville, TN on March 19, 1935

Departed on April 13, 2020 and resided in Springfield, TN

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Sue Claire Ryan, age 85 of Springfield, passed away on April 13, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

She was born on March 19, 1935 to the late Robert L. and Eva Lucille Hardcastle Crabtree, in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

Sue worked for many years at Gaylord Opryland Hotel as a Supervisor. She enjoyed spending time with her family traveling out west and keeping in touch with her friends. Sue loved her church family at Ebenezer Baptist Church and loved receiving her DVDs if she missed church. You could find her on pretty days sitting outside enjoying the sunshine or playing a game of solitaire.

Sue will forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and caretaker.

In addition to her parents, Sue is preceded in death by her sisters, Minnie Louise Crabtree and Patricia Ann Crabtree.

Sue is survived by her husband, Earl Ryan of 64 years; daughter, Pam (Chip) Thomason; grandchildren, Shavelle O’Ryan Thomason and Shyannah Claire Thomason; sisters, Nancy (Freddie) Marrison, Alice (Sonny) Hoback and brother, Robert (Faye) Crabtree.

A Life Celebration will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Springfield Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center: 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172. 615-384-5437

2 Comments to Sue Claire Ryan

  1. Nancy Marrison says:

    This was a beautiful memorial video for us who loved her to remember her. Thanks for making it. My heart is heavy for the loss of my sweet sister. I’m just so thankful my mind’s last memory was of how happy she was to see me when I walked into her room at NHC, her beautiful smile. Thank you Pam for all the updates and contact information you gave me during her last days.

    All of you, Earl, Pam, Chip, Shavelle, and Shyannah are in my memories and prayers.

    Love, Nancy “M” and Freddie

  2. Becky Howard says:

    I did not know of the passing of my sweet cousin until today. I am so sad for all family members. She was a beautiful and Godly woman. My love and deepest sympathy goes out to each of you. The video was beautiful.
    Becky Hardcastle Howard

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