PRINCETON, Ind. — Francis E. "Frank" Ryan, 78,
passed away Friday, May 29, 2009, at his home in Princeton. He was born
Frank enjoyed camping, traveling and playing Clabber. He worked as a sales
representative for the Alphabet Company from 1949 until 1996. He was a member
of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in
He is survived by his wife, Irene Ryan; 3 daughters and 2 sons, Susan (Alan) Hoefling, Haubstadt, Robert Ryan, Evansville, Thomas Ryan, Evansville, Sharon (Greg) Houchin, Chandler and Diane (Wayne) Barton, Evansville. Also surviving, 1 brother Donald Ryan, Spring Valley, Ill.; 1 sister, Loretta Tucker, Lawrenceville, Ill.; 8 grandchildren, Staci Seibert, Amber Hoefling, Mandy Scherer, Kayla Ryan, Jeremy Samuel, Jennifer Houchin, Greg Houchin Jr. and Melanie Barton; and 4 great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Sierra, Hadlee and Kenlee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Joseph Ryan, and a daughter-in-law, Aloma Ryan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on