Carol Carol Ryan
Carol Carol Ryan
  • February 22, 1950 - December 16, 2017
  • Des Plaines, Illinois

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Carol Ryan, (Haynes), a loving, wife, mother, aunt, sister, daughter, cousin, and friend passed away on Saturday, December 16, at the age of 67. Carol was known for the unconditional love, support, and dedication to her family and friends. She was happiest when, making others happy. Whether she was making meals for her family, cheering on her children and grandchildren at sporting events, finding the perfect gift for someone special, or wishing a happy birthday to everyone in her life, she truly lived to give. As people look back on the times they shared with Carol, they will remember how she touched their hearts and cherish the memories they made with her. Carol and her husband, Gary, married 45 years, have lived in Des Plaines for 40 years and joyfully raised their three loving children. After growing up in Murfreesboro, TN, Carol came to Chicago to become a flight attendant in 1970. Through her 44 years of working for United Airlines, she made many friends and enjoyed the benefit of traveling, especially back home to Tennessee to visit family and friends. Carol was the loving mother of three children Amie Edmunds, Adam (Bryanne) Ryan and Eric (Anna) Ryan; cherished grandmother of Carson, Peyton, Lily, and Tyler; dear daughter of Betty Smithson and the late Riley Hayes; fond sister of Mark and Chip Smithson and the late Sherry Zahn; aunt of Kesley, Lindsey, Trevor, Parker, Autumn, Shay, and Shannon.

Visitation will be held Friday December 22nd, from 2:00pm until time of Celebration of Life service at 5:00pm at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St. in Des Plaines. Interment private.