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1935 Sue 2020

Sue Ryan

March 19, 1935 — April 13, 2020

Born in Goodlettsville, TN on March 19, 1935 Departed on April 13, 2020 and resided in Springfield, TN Life Celebration-Family: Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center Room: GravesideThursday April 16, 2020 11:00am to 11:30am

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

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