Tamara Ann Ryan

Born: Fri., Feb. 21, 1947
Died: Sat., Sep. 23, 2017


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 26, 2017
Location: Viola Location - Dennison Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Wed., Sep. 27, 2017
Location: Viola Location - Dennison Funeral Home

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Tamara A. (Noyd) Ryan, 70, of Viola, Illinois died Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Trinity Rock Island.

Visitation is Tuesday, Sept. 26th from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.  A Celebration of Life will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27th at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.  Burial will be in Viola Cemetery.  Memorials may be left for Viola United Methodist Church.

Tamara Ann was born February 21, 1947 in Rock Island, Illinois a daughter of Everett D. and Frances V. Ayers Tary.  She attended Winola High School and later graduated from Cele Whan Academy.  She married David Noyd, they later divorced.  On Sept. 12, 2016, she married Martin Ryan.  Tammy worked as a hairdresser in the area since 1965.  She also worked at Mid American Energy from 1998 until she retired in 2012.  Tammy was active in the community, as a member of Viola United Methodist Church and Viola Cemetery Board and former member of Viola Community Food Pantry.  She enjoyed gardening and landscaping, antiquing, going to carriage shows and Amish auctions with friends.  She especially enjoyed traveling either with Marty or Leisa, Emalie and Denise.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband:  Martin Ryan, Viola, IL; children:  Leisa (Greg) Streeter, New Windsor, IL and Greg Noyd, Matherville, IL; grandchildren:  Emalie (Patrick Traylor) Whan and Sierra Noyd; sister:  Denise (Al) Hampton, Aledo, IL and her children:  Jon Hampton, Lindsey (Tommy) Adams and family and Jim (Stephanie) Hampton and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and niece.

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Rosie Bruning Tholl
   Posted Sun September 24, 2017
Truly saddened and so sorry for the family's loss. Prayers for the difficult days ahead. I have many fond memories of Tammy from our younger, school days. When she and Dave were going together prior to marriage, we even double dated several times. She was such a good person who had this infectious laugh that would make you laugh whether you wanted to or not. I've been away from Viola 50 years but would run into Tammy occasionally when I would visit back home and always enjoyed the brief visit we'd have. She always seemed to be involved in some function, activity or organization with the town, so it would seem to me that she was one of the pillars of the community. I know she'll be sorely missed and was loved by everyone who knew her well and accepted her hand in friendship.

Dixie Korch
   Posted Sun September 24, 2017
So very sorry for your loss. I am a former co-worker of Tamara's from Mid American Energy. I will always remember her smile and sweet disposition.

Kim Jones Brocker
   Posted Sun September 24, 2017
I am very grateful to have known Tammy. Lots of fun times when the Jones', Noyd's and Prices went to the stock car races. Thoughts and prayers to Leisa, Greg and the rest of the family.

Dixie Carter
   Posted Sun September 24, 2017
Sending my thoughts, prayers, sympathies to all of you. I was so sad to hear of Tammy passing. Always so sweet and caring. Always a smile! She will be missed. My heart hearts for the whole family. Prayers and hugs. God bless you all. Hold each other close for comfort. Sincerely, Dixie Carter

JV McCreight
   Posted Sun September 24, 2017
So sad to hear of this. What a classy artistic lady. I just had the best visit with her last Saturday st Oakview. Will cherish that. My deepest sympathy for her family.

Pastor Linda Harris-Cosby
   Posted Sun September 24, 2017
Tammy, I am sickened by this news. You were truly one of the nicest people I have ever met. You were not swayed by the opinions of others. You always took the high road. You were my closest friend during my year in Viola.
I will never forget your smile, your kindness, your faithfulness. You, my sister, were the personification of greatness. You didn't need a title, you demonstrated your greatness through the life you lived.
Its been awhile since we spoke on the phone, but I will never forget your laugh or the fun we had.
I'll see you in the morning when the dead in Christian shall rise.

Jeanie Nordin
   Posted Mon September 25, 2017
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven. Matthew 5:16
THIS verse comes to mind when I think of my previous neighbor, Tammy Ryan. What a sweetheart, so giving and sharing with so many people. Tammy looked after my parents next door for MANY yrs after we kids married and left this area. Tammy even checked on them when I couldn't get through to them on the phone, she would go and tell them they had left theirs off the hook..shoveling their sidewalks for all those many years. Blessings and much Love to her family, may you find a Peace and Comfort through knowing her beliefs and good works, glorifying the Father above. WILL be in much Prayer as you face the days ahead, God Bless you all!!

Thomas Dugan
   Posted Mon September 25, 2017
I am a long lost cousin to Tammy. Her father was my mothers brother. Although, it has been a long time ago, I have fond memories of Tammy, Frances and Everett. My condolences to her present family.

Thomas Dugan
   Posted Mon September 25, 2017

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Mary Dugan Seymour
   Posted Mon September 25, 2017
Many happy memories as a child visiting with you and your Mom and Dad and Denise . RIP Tammy.

Scott Arthur Yerkey
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Sending my thoughts, prayers and sympathies to all of the family.
Scott Arthur Yerkey

Jack Welch
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Greg, Leisa, Denise and all family members - our sympathy and prayers are with everyone during this difficult time with your loss.

Kathy Plunkett
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
I am at a loss to hear about Tammy. Gone so quickly but will never be forgotten. Tammy was a saint, always so kind and helpful to everyone around her. Heaven knows she helped me out multiple times when I had no one else to take me to doctor appointments, surgery, etc. I loved Tammy and always will. She will forever be in my heart and the hearts of others. Many hugs to her husband, children and grandchildren.

Nancy Taylor
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
I remember so well going to get my hair done at Tammy's salon in her home. I think she gave me my first perm ... very stylish back in the late 70's/early 80's! I hope and pray that you all have many wonderful memories.

Ronda Dirck Vavrosky
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
Condolences to the family of Tammy. She was a lovely lady, who touched many peoples lives! She cut my hair short my senior year of high school, and I will never forget her for kindness and skills!

Audrey (Saddoris) Fourdyce
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
Goodbye my friend. I will see you when I get there. Thank you for your friendship and love. Leisa and Greg, and Marty Ryan my thoughts are with the whole family but it was such an honor to call your mother and wife my friend for so many years.
Tammy set a high bar but many will remember her with love because of who she was and her ability to love and care.
God bless and keep you all!

Audrey (Saddoris) Fourdyce
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
I wish to add my condolences to Tamara's family. I failed to mention specifically Denise and her family. The saddest loss for me in my life beyond my mother and dad was the loss of my sister. My prayers are with you today and the coming weeks. Please believe me I understand, as does so many others what this loss will mean to you.
Tammy will forever have lite our lives. God's grace will see us through.

Jen Carpenter
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Tamara's passing. I am a former co-worker at MidAmerican Energy. Tamara was truly one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met! Praying for peace and comfort for her family.

   Posted Fri September 29, 2017
I am still sitting here with my heart in my throat...your smile and your laughter echo in my head all day long...my heart hurts so much...i keep hearing the George Jones song "whos gonna fill their shoes" playing in the background as I think of all the people who lost so much last saturday...I know that you will continue to guide us...I just hope that we can see the signs when they come...I miss you so much....

Alicia Paul Ives
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
Marty and Families: Shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of your loved one Tammy. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routines, May you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. My Thoughts and prayers are with you. With Deepest Sympathy

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