MANSFIELD, TEXAS |
Barbara Ann Ryan
June 23, 1942 — April 2, 2016
Barbara Ann Ryan, 73, passed away on April 2, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, after a four year battle with cancer. Barbara was born June 23, 1942, in Springfield, Missouri, to Roy and Helena Backsmeyer.
She graduated from Oconomowoc High School in Oconomowoc. There Barbara met the love of her life, Patrick J. Ryan, and on June 12, 1965, they were married. Family was very important to Barbara, and she took great pride in making a home for her family and everyone who visited.
and Patrick lived in many places throughout their life together,
including Wisconsin, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois and Arizona. They moved
to Mansfield, Texas, in 1979, where they became members of St. Jude
Catholic Church. Barbara enjoyed entertaining family and friends,
cooking, golfing, playing cards and taking great pride in her 11
grandchildren. Barbara was dearly loved by all who knew her and she will
be deeply missed.