Kathryn Ryden Obituary

Kathryn  Patricia Ryden
Kathryn Patricia "Katie" Ryden
Kathryn Patricia Ryden

October 10, 1924 - November 7, 2011
Born in Des Moines
Resided in Windsor Heights, IA
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Kathryn Patricia Ryden passed away on November 7, 2011, at Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, November 10, at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Katie was born on October 10, 1924 and lived her entire life in Des Moines. She was a member of PEO, Blank Hospital Guild, the Sarah Group of St. John's Lutheran Church and past President of Goodwill Auxiliary. Katie was an avid golfer at Des Moines Golf and Country Club and enjoyed bragging rights of having a hole in one while golfing in Arizona.

Katie is survived by her husband, Richard B. Ryden, whom she met while attending kindergarten at Hubbell Elementary and were looking forward to celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary in December. She is also survived by her daughter, Patricia Skirving (Gregory) of Winnetka, IL; her grandchildren, Michael Baitzer of Washington DC, Meghan Thelen (Michael) of Raleigh, NC, Matthew Skirving and Molly Fahey (Kevin) all of Chicago, IL. Katie was preceded in death by her daughter, Jeanne Baitzer; her parents, Alva and Mabel Smith; her brothers, Robert and Maxwell and her sister, Geraldine Groeneveld.

The family would like to extend their love and appreciation to the wonderful staff of Bishop Drumm who provided constant loving care and attention to Katie. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or Bishop Drumm Care Center.


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Memorial Service
Westover Funeral Home
Thursday, November 10, 2011
11:00 AM
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St. John's Lutheran Church
600 Sixth Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Bishop Drumm Care Center
5837 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131