Barbara A. Ryan, 62
Dec. 10, 1952 -- June 8, 2015

Barbara “Barb” A. Ryan (nee Manus)Barbara “Barb” A. Ryan (nee Manus), 62, of West Bend, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015, at The Kathy Hospice, West Bend.

She was born on Dec. 10, 1952, to the late Jesse and Jean (nee Mixen) Manus in Anna, Illinois. As a child, she had a health issue and had a pioneer open-heart surgery in 1959 at the age of 6 and wasn’t expected to live through her teenage years. She graduated from Dixon High School. She went on to Madison Area Technical College, receiving an associate degree in textiles. Barb worked at Shopko in Madison and later worked at Self-Help Industries in Sterling, Illinois. On July 1, 2006, she was united in marriage to Michael Ryan in Mundelein, Illinois. She enjoyed traveling, playing scrabble and she and Mike enjoyed exploring the city of West Bend. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and was extremely proud of them. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her loving husband, Mike; son, David (Nicolle) Manus; two grandchildren, James Manus and Kiel Manus; sister, Debra (Dennis) Ryan; many aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews; cousins; and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Jesse Manus; mother, Jean Ferrell; nephew, Kevin Ryan; and great-nephew, Mac Wagner.

A private family service will be held on a later date.

A special thank you to the entire staff at St. Joseph’s hospital in West Bend, nurses and volunteers at The Kathy Hospice and the Kraemer Cancer Center for all their help and care.

Memorials can be sent to Lurie Children’s Hospital, Kraemer Cancer Center or The Kathy Hospice in Barb’s name.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at