Ryans observe 50th anniversary

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Special to the Herald

Ray and Donna Ryan, Nevada, Mo., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 4, with a family dinner at Chicken Annie's in Pittsburg, Kan.

Ray Ryan and the former Donna Doelling were married June 5, 1955, in Nevada.

Ray retired from the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department, Survey and Plans, Joplin, with 36 years of service. Donna retired after 28 years service with Farm and Home Saving/Mercantile Bank, Nevada.

Their children are Steve Ryan and wife Anita, Doug Ryan and wife, Joyce, and Sheila Ryan deceased. Their grandchildren are David Ryan, Nathan Ryan, and Brooklyn Ryan, all of Nevada.

Ray and Donna enjoy their grandchildren, spending time at the lake and traveling. They have been in all 50 states.