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Kathryn M. "Kay" Ryback, 95, of Westville, joined her loving husband at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 17, 2016, surrounded by her three children.
She was born Aug. 10, 1921, to Frank and Pauline Krstulovich in Chicago. She is the last of 11 children in her family.
Kay married Ron Ryback on Dec. 31, 1946. They moved to Westville in 1957.
Ron and Kay had three children, Ron (Donette) Ryback of Charlotte, N.C., Barbara (Nick) Cole of Columbia, S.C., and Ben (Teresa) Ryback from Westville. She was blessed with seven grandchildren, Molly Ryback, Kelly Gordon, Scott Ryback, Jennifer Cole, Erik Cole, Ashley Wagoner and Chase Ryback. Her life was further blessed by 10 great-grandchildren, Alex Cole, Ethan and Rylie Gordon, Jaden, Ben and Ryan Cole, Ainslie Ryback, Myka Wagoner, Bryant and Madysen Ryback. Kay was proceeded in death by her husband, Ron.
Kay loved her family and was always the happiest when she could cook for her family. You never left her house hungry. She also loved playing bingo, slot machines and cards. She looked forward to her trips to Forest Glen to count deer. She knitted booties for family and friends and baby hats for the hospital.
A joy in her life was Mary Thompson, her friend and caregiver. She was a ray of sunshine to Kay.
Prior to her husband's death, they traveled all over the United States, visiting family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 231 N. State St., Westville, with Father Deus officiating. Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel, 414 S. State St., Westville. She will be laid to rest in Resurrection Cemetery, Danville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in her name to Carle Hospice Care. Please join her family in sharing memories through her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on  October 20, 2016
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