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Jennie Ryan

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at West Main Baptist Church for Jennie Beth Ryan of Artesia.

Ryan, 82, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Midland, Texas.

Pastor Jason Kraft will officiate the services, with interment to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Combs, Jeremy Ryan, B.C. Martin, Kenton Puckett, Octavian Jackson and Gary Romine.

Visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Jennie was born Feb. 7, 1936, in New Orleans, La., to Joe and Bessie (Grantham) Broome.

On Jan. 18, 1955, she married Joe H. Ryan in Jal, and the couple came to Artesia in 1971 from Odessa, Texas.

Jennie was a hostess at Pecos Diamond restaurant and a member of Faith Baptist Church. She also attended West Main Baptist Church. She was a secretary and treasurer for several bowling leagues and an avid collector of many things, primarily frogs.

Survivors include son Joe Ryan and wife Shirlene of Big Spring, Texas; daughter Karen White of Midland; special friends Belinda and Owen Puckett; sister Barbara McBee of Corpus Christi, Texas; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Ryan, on April 21, 1999; her parents; two brothers; daughter Cheryl Ryan; great-grandson Bryce Martin; and son-in-law Joe Bob White.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.